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Aerospace / Re: France and Germany to develop new european fighter jet
« Last post by muttbutt on Today at 11:49:05 am »
Typhoon is becoming antiquated?

Remember, it has a further 20+ years in service as of now, and likely more. It might be easy to dismiss this Franco-German project (actually much of Europe is incorporated in that "German" part) as purely political, but that would be to misunderstand how enthusiastic Europe is to be  united.

My opinion is that Europe will produce a successor to Typhoon and Rafale as it will also produce a UCAV, and the only question is how much of that Britain contributes to.

I would rather see the UK join with Japan on a future fighter, but has either country got the balls not to buy American?
As I said over on the key forums, I've cautiously optimistic. There seems to be a genuine effort to work together on these things. What with the French letting the Germans take the lead on the UAV and the new MBT.
It seems like the Germans will give the French the nod to lead the fighter project.
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Aerospace / Re: France and Germany to develop new european fighter jet
« Last post by muttbutt on Today at 11:46:24 am »


 For the sake of their socialist economy, they may just roll out a drone just to keep their engineers working and current.
???
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Aerospace / Re: North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco
« Last post by Triton on Today at 10:14:02 am »
Side by side cockpit proposal.

Proposed transport version.
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Aerospace / Re: North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco
« Last post by RAP on Today at 08:29:32 am »
Side by side cockpit proposal.
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Military / Re: Gerald R. Ford Class CVN
« Last post by fightingirish on Today at 05:13:31 am »
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USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Commissioning Ceremony
President Donald J. Trump commissioned the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) during a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., July 22, 2017. CVN-78 is the lead ship of the new Gerald R. Ford class of aircraft carrier, the first new class in more than 40 years and begins the phased replacement of Nimitz-class carriers. (U.S. Navy video/Released)
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Military / Re: US Prompt Global Strike Capability
« Last post by dark sidius on Today at 04:22:26 am »
I think so , when we look the HIFIRE 4 it seems that Hypesonic look more Advanced than we think, something with this design but more bigger and launching by something like falcon 9 could have very game changing potential.
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Military / Re: Gerald R. Ford Class CVN
« Last post by seruriermarshal on Today at 03:48:22 am »
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Military / Re: Gerald R. Ford Class CVN
« Last post by Sherman Tank on Today at 03:16:42 am »
But her EMALS
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Aerospace / Re: BAE Taranis UCAS
« Last post by CJGibson on Today at 03:12:01 am »
Ah, the 90s, none of that Google mullarky. Had to talk to folk - face-to-face or on the phone. Write proper letters even. With a pen.
Deltas were a popular subject, especially in NW England. One bloke called Tim Matthews became particularly exercised about what was going on at Warton. He used to get into heated arguments with a retired BAE chap whose name escapes me.
I also recall some footage appearing in the late 90s that was supposedly from a UAV flying over a range and it included the video feed and telemetry. Then there was the snap of a grey object flying up a valley near Bolton (I think) that was never identified.

Och, I've gone all nostalgic now. I might even have a look at a Fortean Times next time I'm in WH Smiths. Not as funny as it use to be. Or is that Viz?

Signed

Rowley Birkin QC
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Aerospace / Re: BAE Taranis UCAS
« Last post by steelpillow on Today at 01:41:39 am »
Tornados with wings swept aft...

Taranis is busy destroying wind turbines


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1108973/Unmanned-stealth-bomber-UFO-responsible-destroying-wind-turbine.html


That was dated 8 1/2 years ago. I expect Taranis learned its lesson.

But it is a lovely example of the law of unintended consequences.

And what a great computer game - fly through a wind farm without hitting anything. Come to think of it, that has probably been done.
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