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by Meriv9
25 Nov 2021, 18:37
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2529
Views: 727245
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Because of technological leapfrog strategy from the US.

But if we use ready to use Tech without the need to surpass the chinese by two generations the cost and complexity goes down a lot.
by Meriv9
24 Nov 2021, 19:17
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2529
Views: 727245
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Oh don't worry they aren't even trying. A Naval FCAS is attractive to buy or to participate, or hoping that the two programs merge or find a magical balance but it wont ever remove the benefits and advantages of being in team Tempest.
by Meriv9
24 Nov 2021, 15:51
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2529
Views: 727245
Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Again my opinion.(and it is probably just bambling) We adopted the Euro there is no turning back economically, we can go only further. If correct in English you would write a "do or die" situation. So from this point of view a common foreign policy, the push for unification is inevitable. ...
by Meriv9
24 Nov 2021, 12:42
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2529
Views: 727245
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Personal opinion, and I underline this, I'm an ignorant on the topic. I think the big problem will be the attractiveness of a Naval FCAS. When Tempest and FCAS will be out Cavour will be 30+ years old. And a Naval FCAS will be surely superior to the F-35B. The factor we should consider is: -The new ...
by Meriv9
25 Sep 2021, 22:40
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 699
Views: 169694
Italy

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

Mind you if the original FREMM programme was taken into account with the Horizon workshare it came out about right. I think both France and Italy were to purchase twelve each, plus the four Horizons. Weren't the La Fayette's also supposed to receive Sylver VLS as well at one point. Anyhoo we ended ...
by Meriv9
23 Sep 2021, 12:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 699
Views: 169694
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Re: RN anti-ship missiles

So the only good ones left that stuck to programs and teams are us ? The UK has definitely had its share of abandoning programmes. But, certainly in recent years, has a habit of bouncing out of them for very good reasons (TRIGAT, Horizon), at a very early stage or when the programme can continue wi...
by Meriv9
22 Sep 2021, 23:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 699
Views: 169694
Italy

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

So the only good ones left that stuck to programs and teams are us ? :D

EDit: P.s. today a French online newspaper wrote (probably invented) that there are some italian congresspersons that after the AUKUS want to leave the Tempest in solidarity to the french....
by Meriv9
05 Aug 2021, 16:21
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2529
Views: 727245
Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

https://www.repubblica.it/cronaca/2021/08/05/news/tempest_l_italia_stanzia_due_miliardi_per_il_nuovo_supercaccia-313024435/?ref=RHTP-BH-I304495303-P2-S7-T1 Tempest, l'Italia stanzia due miliardi per il nuovo supercaccia di Gianluca Di Feo L’impegno è stato formalizzato dal Documento Programmatico Pl...
by Meriv9
11 Jun 2021, 14:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13731
Views: 3926072
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I think we will see also the CDG together during the exercises?

Seeing the 3 of them will be... Interesting
by Meriv9
10 Jun 2021, 04:07
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4651
Views: 1268636
Italy

Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

seaspear wrote:Is this shell capable of being used successfully against ballistic missiles
Vulcano isnt AA.
The AA round from Oto is the Dart, here you can see it in action (5km range)


The problem is that Vulcano is 127mm
Dart that is the guided AA round is 76mm.
by Meriv9
10 Jun 2021, 04:04
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4651
Views: 1268636
Italy

Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

In their FY2022 budget USN has cancelled all future funding for the development of the Gun Launched Guided Projectile, formally the High Velocity Projectile, it had been envisaged a 5" variant would be developed for the USN BAE Inc MK45 5"/62 main gun as fitted to the T26 with is new auto...
by Meriv9
06 Jun 2021, 23:49
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2529
Views: 727245
Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

OK then the Bundeswehr's Federal Office for Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support [BAAINBw] Musn't have received the memo that the EMBT is as good as the FCAS THis from french Media http://www.opex360.com/2021/06/06/aviation-de-combat-deux-rapports-de-la-defense-allemande-denoncen...
by Meriv9
05 Jun 2021, 20:41
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2529
Views: 727245
Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

IMHO FCAS will become reality , at least I hope for the Germans. Germans knew from the beginning what was the nature of FCAS and other military joint project with the french. They are kickbacks in exchange of French cooperation on a political level. It is way cheaper for the Germans to pay for the F...
by Meriv9
25 Sep 2020, 02:01
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2529
Views: 727245
Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Careful those are two different Avio. GKN swallowed up the majority of Volvo Aero and it's facilities in Sweden. Avio might be a shadow of its former self, with most of their civilian products taken over by GE, but they still have some very unique experience with the ESA's Ariane space programme, wh...
by Meriv9
07 Sep 2020, 15:56
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2529
Views: 727245
Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Sorry but I dont understand something. I do realize that the Baltics are really undefendable but they are still an obstacle. Is Sweden still a frontline country? Being in the EU its foreign politics can still be the same as in the past? I do understand the need for Low-High mix but i would develop t...
by Meriv9
02 Sep 2020, 11:08
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2529
Views: 727245
Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

In the EF topic there was a discussion on the size and it was mentioned on how both Italy and Sweden don't need a big plane. IMHO considering that Yugoslavia is no more and probably sooner or later Serbia is going to enter NATO, i would say we need something more sea oriented, long distance, two sea...
by Meriv9
13 Jul 2020, 09:59
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2529
Views: 727245
Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Dont know if I'm writing something stupid but what about one assembly line with workers rotation, from the different companies/countries such that assembly know how won't get monopolized by one country.
by Meriv9
24 Feb 2020, 12:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14546
Views: 3300273
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Just in case what we think we are going to get at the price of 1bn each is this

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by Meriv9
12 Dec 2019, 13:48
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2529
Views: 727245
Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

P.s. the argument or military intervention from a China attack doesn't work simple because the US would intervene not because of a few planes sold but because of a strategic need of defending Japan. Or do you really believe it would loose its beachhead on the Asian continent?
by Meriv9
12 Dec 2019, 13:31
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2529
Views: 727245
Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

The right way is showing immediate benefits now IMHO.

Italy buys P1, Japan buys something from us directly or from you and you end the triangle buying something from us.
by Meriv9
14 Nov 2019, 22:30
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2529
Views: 727245
Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Considering their connection to Russians? Not their industry track record ?
by Meriv9
17 Sep 2019, 11:16
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Royal Navy Gunnery Discussion
Replies: 193
Views: 91449
Italy

Re: 76mm Oto Melara

I think you guys are making this too complicated :lol:
Do like us, easy and fast
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I must specify Im 29 years old and this is the first meme of my life :D
by Meriv9
16 Sep 2019, 10:46
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2529
Views: 727245
Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

ArmChairCivvy wrote:PESCO (now)+ Defence Fund (building up) = a cookie jar... another one (paid in by all; funds withdrawn by ' the few')
Wondering if the cookie jar concept will push the sells. When Netherlands&Co will see that they are regardless paying for FCAS&Tempest how will they react?
by Meriv9
15 Sep 2019, 23:08
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2529
Views: 727245
Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Then how are we going to achieve production numbers without multinational bun fights? It is a high-risk high reward because if the bun fight (thanks for teaching me a new word :D ) goes right we got the snowball effect of "mass" production no? I think this time is going to be even worse (b...