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by Meriv9
12 Mar 2024, 14:49
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4157
Views: 1049701
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Bills can mount but we know this is investment and who looses this round probably won't make it to the 7th one. All under the assumption the SCAF go nowhere, I could see Spain focusing on the naval sector if they win the T2 GP Frigate Australian program, and deciding going for the F-35. But at the s...
by Meriv9
24 Feb 2024, 19:06
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4157
Views: 1049701
Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Interesting. I don't see how the Aeralis concept could be applicable to the LIFT part - it would surely need to be supersonic. Maybe some kind spin out of GCAP using M346 as a base You can guarantee the Italians are pushing very hard for a M346 derivative for GCAP Lift. Why wouldn't they, they make...
by Meriv9
30 Dec 2023, 17:19
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4157
Views: 1049701
Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

London Tallin distance (just taking a token frontline country) is 1800km almost like the 1900 from Rome to Nicosia. Nicosia where Eastmed gas pipe is going to pass, Oriental med is gaining way too much importance specially after what happened with Russia. But as many said GCAP is mainly a survival r...
by Meriv9
07 Dec 2023, 17:40
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4157
Views: 1049701
Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

The problem isn't the tool is the attitude. IMHO. Look at Italian cooperation
by Meriv9
06 Dec 2023, 23:49
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4157
Views: 1049701
Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

What if it something like NETMA more than MBDA/Airbus or other multinational companies.

They Key wording i think it is "inter-goverment".

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO_Eu ... ent_Agency
by Meriv9
15 Nov 2023, 23:53
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4157
Views: 1049701
Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Pfftts the way to sell the Tempest to Australia is calling it the heir of the F-111 considering the size of that the Tempest is going to have.

Let the nostalgia do its work.

It's like for us Italians, slap a 76mm on anything and we are going to buy it 🤣
by Meriv9
14 Nov 2023, 18:29
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)
Replies: 498
Views: 67502
Italy

Re: New Medium Helicopter [NMH] - (RAF & AAC)

If V-280 is the long term goal, shouldn't we be hearing about tie ups with UK companies by now? More Chinooks? Do we really need any more? To make V-280 more expensive!? I would have thought if UK was looking for a tilt rotor, and an expensive one, we'd be looking at AW609. The AW609 is older gener...
by Meriv9
12 Nov 2023, 21:22
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: JAPAN / 日本
Replies: 462
Views: 58363
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Re: JAPAN / 日本

We can more than compete. We are way better placed than Korea and Japan. This is Mitsubishi trying to enter the cruise sector. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lavm7CausyA 2 years of delay and 2 bln wasted, they dropped out of the competition. Check how many cruisers of 100k ton we build in Europe pe...
by Meriv9
12 Nov 2023, 20:54
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2860
Views: 817082
Italy

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

The doubts on the ECR version isnt if it is possibile, but at which cost. I really dont see the German Taxpayer accepting to pay more money for the ECR version when the F-35 is cheaper. Adding that if you try to play the card of "national industry" they can pull out the card of "then ...
by Meriv9
08 Nov 2023, 21:12
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4157
Views: 1049701
Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

We don't need a big country, we need a figuratively one.

The Czech could be an option, since they had soviet Aerospace industry.

Like the Swedish they don't need to buy, just chip in, in order to be called European.
by Meriv9
08 Nov 2023, 20:19
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4157
Views: 1049701
Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

https://breakingdefense.com/2023/11/swe ... n-in-2031/

We need to find another EU to access EU funding on equal foot as the FCAS
by Meriv9
07 Nov 2023, 16:11
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4157
Views: 1049701
Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Probably RHM and Leonardo are the two most European companies out there in the defense sector.
by Meriv9
07 Nov 2023, 14:40
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4157
Views: 1049701
Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

I think on that we can agree, if the conflict with the Dassault will make the FCAS crash, because Airbus want to be treated equally than Dassault, there would be even less chances of them becoming simple customers of the GCAP. The thing is 1. National 5th gen development based on the Typhoon 2. More...
by Meriv9
06 Nov 2023, 23:25
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4157
Views: 1049701
Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Some articles from the French forum https://meta-defense.fr/it/2023/11/04/errori_industria_della_difesa_europea/ (I think it autotranslates to the readers language) https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2023/11/03/german-air-chief-urges-haste-in-fielding-strike-utility-drones/ Gerhartz said he a...
by Meriv9
06 Nov 2023, 23:16
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4157
Views: 1049701
Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

On the need of Germany of a plane like GCAP lets remember that they were asking a way heavier plane than what the french needs (since they are restricted by carrier take off weight). Even if they don't have the sea we Italians, UK and Japanese have they are still a second line country by now and thu...
by Meriv9
06 Nov 2023, 22:34
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4157
Views: 1049701
Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

:lol: Poor swedish they are contended by everyone.

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by Meriv9
05 Nov 2023, 21:34
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Franco-German-Spanish FCAS/SCAF Programme News and Discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 6676
Italy

Re: Franco-German-Spanish FCAS/SCAF Programme News and Discussion

Does anyone know why on French forum they keep mentioning the Swedish as team member?

I haahvent read anything at all on them being on SCAF team
by Meriv9
30 Oct 2023, 17:17
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: French Armed Forces
Replies: 1881
Views: 162257
Italy

Re: French Armed Forces

you forgot to place the Italian FREMM Fleet with the A-50
by Meriv9
17 Sep 2023, 21:51
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4157
Views: 1049701
Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Everyone that could order a 6th generation is in the team making process. As by now hypothesis since they keep changing Germany <- Korea -> UAE as the latest news ( UK + ITA + JAP ) <- KSA France -> India (this is my hypothesis and all starting from SCAF not going very far) NGAD+ Israel since the KS...
by Meriv9
17 Sep 2023, 16:48
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4157
Views: 1049701
Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

then we need to find another EU partner for EU funds.

If the Germans go with the Koreans and the SCAF is no more we could get Spain inside Tempest.

Merging (or acquiring) Indra System making Leonardo a true Electronics continental player (ITA+UK+ GER with Hensoldt + SPA with Indra)
by Meriv9
16 Sep 2023, 17:03
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4157
Views: 1049701
Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

I think that was the role of Sweden, giving equal grounds as the FCAS to EU funds. So their lacking of partecipation even just nominally is bad. I'm still holding out hope for Swedish participation, especially since the Gvmt has announced a 28%!!! increase in defence spending for next year to 2.1% ...
by Meriv9
12 Sep 2023, 23:04
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4157
Views: 1049701
Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

I suspect there will be a few "pots" involved in the funding. The Italians are good at this - getting their aid budget to pay for some of their amphibs. I think that was the role of Sweden, giving equal grounds as the FCAS to EU funds. So their lacking of partecipation even just nominally...
by Meriv9
06 Sep 2023, 19:09
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Franco-German-Spanish FCAS/SCAF Programme News and Discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 6676
Italy

Re: Franco-German-Spanish FCAS/SCAF Programme News and Discussion

I hope, as an Italian, that the saudis get in ASAP. Why? We have two productions factors in action, Know how and capital, we lack capital, while the Saudis bring in only capital, increasing the value of everyone's know how but specially of the italian one comparatively because we are the ones lackin...
by Meriv9
25 Aug 2023, 15:15
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4157
Views: 1049701
Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Not the deep state?
by Meriv9
23 Aug 2023, 00:03
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4157
Views: 1049701
Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

P.s. and in a OT way we also benefit from a tech development of Saudi Arabia. Lets remember how Nasser secularism triggered a Wahhabism reaction in the country. A Theocracy can work in an undeveloped economy, it won't survive the development of an industrial base (and thus more power to the lower cl...