downsizer wrote:Air Support to Defence Operational Training.
dmereifield wrote:Would the Indo-UK advanced Hawks be suitable for this?
Spinflight wrote:a bidder promising F-16s but it's bollocks.
RetroSicotte wrote:A new challenger appears.
http://www.janes.com/article/73789/grip ... r-dsei17d1
I do wonder whats been stripped from it to get to an aggressor level compared to a straight up "Gripen combat jet". An interesting proposal none-the-less...and one that has a lot of UK industry involvement and pre-operation in the Empire Test School.
Chances of something this high end? Low, but an intriguing surprise.
.Spinflight wrote:The oem doesn't even offer support.
Will be a mix of biz jets and something third gen. No idea why people think A4s would be bad.. Lovely little dart.
Currently the contractor operated falcons just simulate red air up to the merge. So anything would be a big improvement, and hopefully much cheaper even though it is a pfi.
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indeid wrote:how that compares on cost with ex operational platforms.
RetroSicotte wrote:One could dare to say the RAF could kill two birds with one stone here. There is going to be an enormous cut to combat jet numbers in 2019, down to around 160 jets (!) for the forseeable future.
Getting an ASDOT aggressor that can also be relied on as capable enough to function in a light strike role as the Gripen can would go a long way to helping the massive shortfall in jet numbers.
Good luck finding money...
Dahedd wrote:Always loved the Gripen, enjoyed seeing them over Forres last year when they visited Lossie. Would have loved to have seen it in RAF colours as a Jaguar replacement. Guess this would be one way.
Ron5 wrote:The SAAB announcement is for new build aircraft.
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