Defiance wrote:You probably want the pilots to qualify to be able to use unfamiliar ordnance
Lord Jim wrote:Defiance wrote:You probably want the pilots to qualify to be able to use unfamiliar ordnance
That is exactly the point I am trying to make, are both nations pilot going to cross train with the others weapons. To not do so would be very inefficient and limit the effectiveness of the Air Group. I raised this point because I cannot find any mention of it anywhere regarding the work up for the 2021 cruise.
dmereifield wrote:Isn't that the number heading to the US for red flag?
Lord Jim wrote:How much of each inventory will be able to be use by the other? We use ASRAAM for example, they with use AIM-9X, we have Paveway IV they have SDB, the list goes on. Are each contingent even able to use the others? All have obviously been cleared for the F-35B, so does it only need a software patch to allow each to use the others kit. Surely if the USMC are to be regularly embarked on our carriers we need to look at both nations being able to use each other inventory.
Timmymagic wrote:That will be interesting when US aircraft embark as a portion of the ships magazine and weapons preperation areas will need to be devoted to US munitions exclusively.
Caribbean wrote:.. potentially to demonstrate the flexibility of the automated weapons delivery system, in the light of future co-operation?
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