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by Damola3
11 Jul 2024, 10:38
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4186
Views: 1073169
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

I only mentioned it as read that USAF having a possible rethink on NGAD program , maybe a negotiation tactic or a genuine cost too much per fighter or too cutting edge tech , whatever ,was just an idea for the USAF to get a 6th gen fighter in numbers cheaper to have money to spend on other programm...
by Damola3
11 Jul 2024, 10:25
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4186
Views: 1073169
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Sounds promising, especially as the Unions wil force Labour to keep this going and not merge with the French. https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/britain-and-japan-reconfirm-plans-to-build-new-fighter-jet/ A key topic of their discussion was the Global Combat Air Programme (GCAP), a joint effort by the...
by Damola3
10 Jul 2024, 11:58
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4186
Views: 1073169
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Sounds promising, especially as the Unions wil force Labour to keep this going and not merge with the French. https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/britain-and-japan-reconfirm-plans-to-build-new-fighter-jet/ A key topic of their discussion was the Global Combat Air Programme (GCAP), a joint effort by the...
by Damola3
10 Jul 2024, 11:51
Forum: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry
Topic: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry - News & Discussion
Replies: 100
Views: 15820
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Re: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry - News & Discussion

Starmer is refusing to set a timeframe on that "committment". The Tories said by 2030, he's refused to match that I personally think that it's because they don't want to have to spend more than they need to. Allow me to explain what I mean. I'm pretty sure that it was Shapps who said that...
by Damola3
10 Jul 2024, 11:14
Forum: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry
Topic: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry - News & Discussion
Replies: 100
Views: 15820
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Re: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry - News & Discussion

https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/uks-starmer-committed-increasing-defence-spending-25-gdp-2024-07-09/ UK's Starmer commits to increasing defence spending to 2.5% of GDP I'm pretty sure this means that it'll be 138 F-35s when they decide on the final number next year (beyond the 74). Suddenly, any c...
by Damola3
06 Jun 2024, 23:26
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4186
Views: 1073169
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

It's all in the NAO report I can send you a link. In terms of the 12 billion, this is development cost, the production cost comes after 2033. Let's say it's 50 billion to develop a 6th gen fighter, our 40% of that is 20 billion, some has already been spent, some is listed under different categories...
by Damola3
06 Jun 2024, 16:03
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4186
Views: 1073169
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

It's all in the NAO report I can send you a link. In terms of the 12 billion, this is development cost, the production cost comes after 2033. Let's say it's 50 billion to develop a 6th gen fighter, our 40% of that is 20 billion, some has already been spent, some is listed under different categories...
by Damola3
06 Jun 2024, 15:39
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4186
Views: 1073169
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

As an addition to my post above, I noted in reading the parliamentary report that there was a funding problem identified in the 2023-2033 equipment plan. I do not recall any other poster other than myself talking about improving performance ie getting more bangs per buck (thus reducing funding prob...
by Damola3
05 Jun 2024, 13:59
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4186
Views: 1073169
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

You're quoting Justin Bronk who just left school and is totally in the pocket of US manufacturers. Follow his advice and there will be no British aerospace industry. Major tool. I honestly don't get why some people are convinced that GCAP won't happen due to funding....but that SCAF is nailed on......
by Damola3
03 Jun 2024, 01:33
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4186
Views: 1073169
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

I'm very confident that no new countries will be joining GCAP as a development partner. There's no need and no time. This would suggest otherwise: https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/air-warfare/uk-gcap-programme-can-only-survive-if-more-funds-are-allocated-expert-warns/ What was it I heard recently...
by Damola3
03 Jun 2024, 01:08
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4186
Views: 1073169
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Potential Tempest customers? Hmm. I was thinking aside from Saudi Arabia/Arab states other strong candidates are Australia, Canada, Holland, Norway, Denmark, Greece, Poland, Austria, Turkey, Singapore etc as decent targets, and maybe some South American countries like Brazil, Mexico, Thailand, Mala...
by Damola3
03 Jun 2024, 00:54
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4186
Views: 1073169
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

? It looks to me like there are two possible candidates - Saudi Arabia and India. It would make sense to fully explore what arrangement could be made with these countries before reaching a decision on going ahead (or not going ahead) in 2025. What would be dumb would be to invest tens of billions o...
by Damola3
26 May 2024, 14:41
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4186
Views: 1073169
United Kingdom

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Another thing that I'm surprised that people don't realise is that there's a ginormous UK militarisation programme in flow. People spend all day on this forum speculating future programmes to be scrapped. The reality is that our capabilities by the 2040s will exceed what anybody here expects. The tr...
by Damola3
26 May 2024, 14:01
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4186
Views: 1073169
United Kingdom

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

It looks like Typhoon is going to be in service for longer than expected here (to add combat mass). As much as we don't like scrapping old but useful equipment for spare parts around here (T1 Typhoons here), it makes sense with respect to extending the life of the existing fleet. This isn't a cancel...
by Damola3
26 May 2024, 13:39
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4186
Views: 1073169
United Kingdom

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

I'm a newbie here, but this is probably the most interesting release of the programme's aims and development. https://breakingdefense.com/2024/05/a-7th-gen-fighter-bae-has-thoughts-on-what-that-could-look-like/ WARTON, United Kingdom — BAE Systems hasn’t finalized its sixth-generation fighter, but c...