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by inch
03 Dec 2022, 11:17
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2951
Views: 790479

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Go with the Americans even ,lol
by inch
03 Dec 2022, 11:17
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2951
Views: 790479

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

I think we would get shafted if we went with the Americans ,hell the Japanese don't even want to go with the Japanese ,they would take our tech ,not give us full control even over our own aircraft ,think every country that can develop there own fighter will do and the number of countries turning to ...
by inch
02 Dec 2022, 17:22
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2951
Views: 790479

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Ok SW1 take your point but does that mean you think going it alone with french / German major sub systems or Japan/UK sub systems or just tagging in on either program at the beginning?
by inch
02 Dec 2022, 14:07
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2951
Views: 790479

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Wonder if France/Germany have sorted or this just a holding wrecker headline to take the shine of the v soon upcoming Japan/UK/Italy announcement ? Just a quick one but wondering what Sweden going to do ,stay links with tempest/bae or throw lot in with France Germany or third just develop a small gr...
by inch
21 Nov 2022, 13:25
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2951
Views: 790479

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

It's in french can't read it ,take your word he unhappy ☹️
by inch
19 Nov 2022, 19:57
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2951
Views: 790479

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Maybe not the right place ,but I wonder how the tempest and SCAF projects will differ,I know the SCAF will be carrier capable but i mean in other aspects,what are each sides strengths and weaknesses what are each side looking for ,ie what are they putting most resources into developing and importanc...
by inch
14 Nov 2022, 13:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 14315
Views: 4118799

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

With only deploying small numbers on carrier with a lot larger capacity and issues with other carrier could the powers that be and treasury say you don't even use one carrier to its fullest why have 2 ,sell one off ,I could defo see that coming down the line tbh sometime , luckily we only building f...
by inch
13 Nov 2022, 21:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 14315
Views: 4118799

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Do we not even have enough available for 12 aircraft onboard for this short department at least , Maybe other commitments or just maintenance issues? Thought they would have done 12 especially showing the flag at least in a ongoing war
by inch
26 Oct 2022, 20:59
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 32 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 225
Views: 23694

Re: Type 32 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

You've always got to contend with the facts that just about every MP has about as much care or knowledge about the real status of our defence capability as a blancmange in fact I'd give the blancmange the edge in the matter, if they cared in reality about the country defence I'd argue that they woul...
by inch
19 Oct 2022, 19:17
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 812
Views: 27818

Re: The war in Ukraine

Just thinking after seeing news and listening to Iran and Russia saying they have knowledge of the drones and upcoming surface to surface missiles from Iran ,and everyone knows they from Iran ,if that's the case why can't USA supply Ukraine with tacams missiles and when Russia complains the US shoul...
by inch
19 Oct 2022, 18:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1141
Views: 43551

Re: General UK Defence Discussion

Do people on here think if Russia does actually set off a nuclear explosion somewhere,that France would toe the US/UK line or try to wiggle out of it somehow instead of a unified front ,I'm not so sure myself , Europe is always a bit suspect in my view for holding a line ,and if did Russia did do a ...
by inch
19 Oct 2022, 11:32
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: French Armed Forces
Replies: 1798
Views: 60569

Re: French Armed Forces

Looks cracking tbh in my humble opinion,they might go for a 2 build class after ongoing events but will be a long drawn out process to get the 2 built but the western world needs them to build 2 definitely
by inch
18 Oct 2022, 21:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1141
Views: 43551

Re: General UK Defence Discussion

Maybe that's why Ben Wallace went flying over to the US hurriedly,bet the Americans were going scatty about it and rightly so , unbelievable tbh and if government new for some time and did not nip it in the bud straight away somehow,yet again the government and MOD department unfit for purpose in my...
by inch
17 Oct 2022, 05:02
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 2084
Views: 444172

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Would worry folks , with the expected efficiency savings new chancellor going to inflict on the MOD ,think Ajax might be cut , leaving troops to reconnaissance by means of on foot and hand held toy drones or if lucky electronic quiet quad bikes for stealth lol
by inch
16 Oct 2022, 13:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1141
Views: 43551

Re: General UK Defence Discussion

Think if gov cuts more and delays more and more think they will get absolutely slated and quite rightly ,think MPs ,gov and the mod ,and the top brass in our forces are absolutely useless ,a complete shower ,just like in the second world war think Rommel pointed out he could rule the world with the ...
by inch
16 Oct 2022, 10:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1141
Views: 43551

Re: General UK Defence Discussion

Well think our defence budget is going to go down not up listening to the radio this morning, Jeremy Hunt saying he going to ask EVERY department to make savings ,think the 3% defence budget was just a pipe dream tbh ,be very lucky if can even maintain the budget we have now going forwards ,a total ...
by inch
09 Oct 2022, 11:16
Forum: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry
Topic: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry - News & Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 3299

Re: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry - News & Discussion

Yes we seem to outsource everything in this county,I remember hearing a conservative MP years back suggest that we should just outsource all our food need from abroad because it would be cheaper ,must admit if they can get others to do it conservatives don't like anything in house ,so arms industry ...
by inch
26 Sep 2022, 10:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15863
Views: 3480609

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

One would like to think that it will happen especially after recent events in the world and it needs to happen but I somehow don't think we will get there ,think other partys do realise we need to increase defence spending but think they would only go as far as 2.5% ,the biggest worry is the lack of...
by inch
24 Sep 2022, 11:21
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 1956
Views: 65848

Re: Australian Defence Force

Just as I always thought,it would definitely be a US sub for Australia as I stated along time back and the reasons ,UK was never going to build a sub for Australia especially when it all US internals that Australia wanted,makes sense tbh plus with just having a left winger in Australia as new pm and...
by inch
24 Sep 2022, 10:20
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2951
Views: 790479

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

UK and Japan would go it alone and leave Italy out in the cold to try get on the French German program, like to see how that work share split would go lol , good luck Italy trying to snatch defeat out of a program you could already have victory in lol
by inch
23 Sep 2022, 16:16
Forum: British Army
Topic: M270 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS)
Replies: 69
Views: 18282

Re: M270 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS)

Yes I think the UK mod / gov have realised they have been Cought with their pants down in a time of need and they scrambling to sort it out ,well who would have quessed ,not like plenty of people haven't told them for years , especially the Americans lol ,what a joke , politicians eh , defence first...
by inch
23 Sep 2022, 16:03
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2951
Views: 790479

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Is it me or are the Italians trying to merge tempest and FCAS ? Just can't for the life of me see the reason why ,why Italy when could be part of an UK/Japan/ Italy...Sweden ? Program why would they want Germany and France on board,I just do not get it at all ,are the head of the Italian airforce ma...
by inch
21 Sep 2022, 09:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Integrated Review (previously SDSR 2020)
Replies: 1260
Views: 37596

Re: Integrated Review (previously SDSR 2020)

All too late as we all on here know , when it's potentially all going to kick off big style and the country is left military week in reality as we are now ,all the bluster showing the flag ,cuts , capability gaps ,bad procurement,MOD incompetence,dire government cuts ,no accountabilities MPs , lefty...