Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Jason H, Jun 25, 2005.
From an Airshow
Does for me
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BTW - We'll see how long they all stay in if costs keep snowballing, Australia just pushed the decision back to 2008
The F35 will suite Canada's needs when we finally pick up our Aircraft Carriers in 2010-20
Depends, if costs keep heading north maybe buy F-22s instead, just a few then upgrade the F/A-18's to keep your stike capability, hell with the success of the SDB tests the load carrying ability of any plane is increased if you want it.
That's the dilemma facing Aust. If these things aren't delivered on time do you just leave a gap in the meantime and wait? Do you upgrade the Bugs or Just buy some Super Hornets to cover. If you do that then why not push the new planes back, by which time someone else has shaken out the bugs, you might even get them cheaper.
Hell what about UAVs? Will they be advanced enough to take on some tasks in 10 years time?
IMO the smart thing to do is wait and watch before heading past the point where you're tied to the project regardless.
We'll get something, probably the JSF, unless it goes to shit. Defence procurement cost spiral/design fuckup... that's never happened before has it?
If you can be surer that's not going to happen before committing that's the smart thing to do.
Oh, and wdywtk- It'll be very interesting to see how large a push they'll eventually be to get some STOL variants to run of the new Amphibs they're planning.
Actually as it looks now UAV headquarters will be in Adelaide.
The carriers our country plans on getting will only be able to carry Helo's and Jump jets, it doesn't have a runway ment for jets I don't believe. Think of a ship like the San Antonio (sp) class. Ment for Amphibious assault/Helo carrier/Jump Jet Carrier.
Right now Canada for our Airforce we have CF-18's upgraded to the balls, and speaking of UAV's they will be plenty capable by than.
They already can strike useing Tomahawks/Hellfires and they can be launched from the ground or from a Carrier and can travel fairly long distances.
But as of now, more than 30 countries will be needing to retire their fighters in the next 5-10 years. I'd much rather see us have the F-22 than these Jump jets, but for our needs... looks like we'll be sticken to these.
Your planes launch tomahawks...
i think it's holland instead of france, looking at the flag from side to side not top down
Reading comprehension > You
I hope they dont expect them to replace our F-111's. Not really suited to that role.
That's not France, that's Netherlands.
What do you have against France?
Originally you thought it was France though. What's the deal?
Oh yes, that was quite the shitstorm...