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  • The Other Chris on F35 Ski Jump and Paveway IV"Silly Mode"?
  • Simon on F35 Ski Jump and Paveway IVInteresting read. I can only conclude the flight control software needs some modifications. I also have a feeling it would be useful to have a [sport] button to disengage some of the smooth flying code and allow the aircraft to be more responsive, especially if the rudders are large enough...
  • Jeremy M H on F35 Ski Jump and Paveway IVSeems to be basically what one would know. Don't get in a turning fight with an F-35. Sounds like there was excess loading they could still utilize for a high AoA attempt to get the nose around for a shot. But for the most part I would guess the tactics...
  • Mark on F35 Ski Jump and Paveway IVAviation week have published the actual report http://aviationweek.com/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2015/06/F-35%20High%20AoA%20Maneuvers.pdf
  • Allan on 4315 – Golf (Answered)Failing that - if they are losing cash, get rid of 'em.
  • Mike W on Open Thread 23@monkey Thanks very much for providing all that detailed information regarding Scout SV @TD “Mike, I think there is often some confusion between variants and role.” Yes, I think I understand your point . Are you employing that, for instance, under the Scout SV turreted variant, would come a vehicle...
  • DavidNiven on Open Thread 23What would be the point in transferring production of FRES now? If we wanted to regenerate/save the capacity of building AFV's should we not look to FRES UV to do this?
  • DavidNiven on Open Thread 23@CC Ref: bombing ISIS in Syria. Surely we should be targeting ISIS bases in Libya and helping the Tunisians more? How is bombing ISIS in Syria going to help us?
  • monkey on Open Thread 23With the expansion of the area of operations against IS now to include Syria providing more targets of opportunity I think more aircraft will be allocated to show a ramp up in military response to the Merhaba Beach attacks ( p.s. merhaba is Arabic for welcome :-( rather than the...
  • didboi on 3 Million Cubic MetresWhat is the point when there are no aircraft to fly off them? lol
  • Think Defence on Open Thread 23Mike, I think there is often some confusion between variants and role
  • monkey on Open Thread 23The 589 Scout SV ( all 9 variants) are presently destined to by mostly manufactured and assembled in Spain for £3.5 bn . The final bits and bobs added on in GDLS facility in Wales , plus final testing and handover , presently occupying 300 UK GDLS jobs if my...
  • Mike W on Open Thread 23@The Other Chris (plus Cheshire Cat and Chris) Thanks for the information from Janes, TOC. One interesting part of the report is that the contract will lead ultimately lead “to the fielding of nine variants to serve across the British Army.” Now, I know that the the SCOUT SV programme...
  • Chris on Open Thread 23TOC - there might be a bit of assembly work in UK, but I'll be amazed if all the bits unique to ASCOD/FRES aren't made at Santa Barbara Sistemas, and the turret armoured structure at Rheinmetall. The motor comes from Friedrichshafen, the transmission from Augsburg, the comms system is mostly...
  • CheshireCat on Open Thread 23I guess then we'll find out how British it's 'bootstraps' really are . . . although I think we already know the answer to that question!!
  • The Other Chris on Open Thread 23Report into whether to build Scout SV in the UK to be delivered this month: http://www.janes.com/article/52706/uk-based-scout-production-study-due
  • Daniele Mandelli on 3901 – Military Bases: Greater London (Answered)Its probably a mistake, as the Northolt Station Flight is RAF and equipped with Islanders in the Intelligence gathering role, much like some of the Islanders of 5 Regiment AAC. Also, there is no "20 Regiment RLC" at Regents Park Barracks. It is 20 Squadron RLC. They also omit some...
  • Alex on No 8 Rifle ReplacementIt should be replaced by the colt M4 rifle, cool looking, fun and safe. http://www.waltherarms.com/m4-carbine/
  • CheshireCat on Open Thread 23http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33358267 A precursor to an expanded commitment or just a retasking/expanded role for those assets already in theatre?
  • The Other Chris on Open Thread 23BAE Systems has selected the real-time simulation game Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations for an unspecified collaboration project: http://www.pcgamesn.com/wargame-publisher-slitherine-and-bae-systems-the-defence-contractor-join-forces
  • The Other Chris on Open Thread 23James Hasik has posted his thoughts on SSK (conventional attack submarine) vs SSN (nuclear attack submarine): http://www.jameshasik.com/weblog/2015/07/a26-soryu-or-virginia.html
  • Chris on Open Thread 23Interesting selection of defence reports here: http://www.ft.com/topics/themes/UK_defence_spending Unfortunately its subscription only, and the same stories do not seem to be covered by other news channels. But the headlines alone make interesting reading. This story is of particular interest to me - http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/a2f97aa4-19ad-11e5-a130-2e7db721f996.html
  • Kentish Paul on Open Thread 23Apologies for being thick, but can you explain the acromyms you use.
  • Simon257 on F35 Ski Jump and Paveway IVWell it turns out that the F35 used in the test with the F16 was AF-2 a Test aircraft and not a production model. This is LM's response to the War is Boring Article: The media report on the F-35 and F-16 flight does not tell the entire story. The...
  • John Hartley on Open Thread 23TOC. Jargon in common use, to avoid the long winded England, Wales & Scotland.

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