Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

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A typhoon with an air to air kill, the stories may go on a bit……now where’s the topgun music

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Shame a cannon was not used. It would have been a good bit cheaper !

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Well what else are they going to be used for. First time a missile has been fired in anger since the Falklands war. Imagine it missed 🤣

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Scimitar54 wrote: 16 Dec 2021, 19:15 Shame a cannon was not used. It would have been a good bit cheaper !
Actually not....the current stockpile of Asraam is going to be life-expired shortly, replaced by completely new build Asraam Block VI (CSP) from 2022/23 onwards....so by firing this one off we've actually avoided having to pay for it to be safely disposed of...shooting this drone down has actually saved the UK taxpayer money...

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I hope we aren’t short of ASRAAM until a sufficient stockpile of the new ordnance is established then. Bearing in mind current escalating tensions, it is possible but hopefully not likely, that we could find we need all that we have got (now minus 1) before replacement occurs. :mrgreen:

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Since drones are likely in the future to be developed to be deployed in swarms of up to a hundred
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/ ... pon-176781
The question would be in defending against such swarms that may be in advance of opposition aircraft what else may be used, there is the "Thor "development could such a similar development be carried by aircraft to counter drones electronics
https://taskandpurpose.com/military-tec ... e-mjolnir/
Certainly, Russia has used such experience in Syria to develop new weapons and techniques in using and countering drones is it fair to suggest that this provides some significant advantage over other conventional airforces?

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seaspear wrote: 17 Dec 2021, 21:31 Certainly, Russia has used such experience in Syria to develop new weapons and techniques in using and countering drones is it fair to suggest that this provides some significant advantage over other conventional airforces?
There's lots of speculation around drones and swarms. But one is absolutely clear, no-one has done anywhere close to the work that the US has on swarming drones and defence against swarms.

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