Started by McColm, July 17, 2018, 04:20:20 AM
Quote from: NARSES2 on July 17, 2018, 05:54:00 AMI think the best that can be said about the MOD announcement would be "the intended replacement for the Typhoon fighter aircraft would be something similar to the concept we are unveiling today".And even that needs to be taken with a huge pinch of salt and regarded as the MOD's first shots in what will be a very long war with HM Treasury.I will say nothing else
Quote from: joncarrfarrelly on July 17, 2018, 02:49:48 PM"Mr Williamson said the programme was aimed at restoring the UK's leadership in fighter technology and control of air space in future combat:"
Quote from: Weaver on July 18, 2018, 05:00:23 AMIt'll be a technology demonstrator program aimed at showing that we're 'qualified' to be part of some collaborative future project, either with the Europeans or the Americans.
Quote from: McColm on July 22, 2018, 12:42:14 PMI hope that a westernised version of the new Su-57 will be the replacement. As this would cut down the cost of development. The engines and avionics would need changing and a two seater variant be built as well.Perhaps a naval variant, although one has been seen on a Russian aircraft carrier, it's not known whether that was just for publicity or carrying out trials.I'm not too sure whether the Su-57 would fit in the hangers on board HMS Queen Elizabeth or if it is too big to operate from the carrier.Probably end up buying them under licence from. India.
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