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Typhoon Invasion Stripes

RAF Eurofighter Typhoon invasion stripes. Picture by kind permission of Daniel Kennedy

For the upcoming anniversary of the D Day landings the RAF have given the Typhoon invasion stripes See more at Daniel Kennedy’s Flickr photostream, click here And one from a few years ago!     One from the Twitter @thinkdefence pic.twitter.com/2gj2w4qKs5…

F35 Software and Numbers

Because the F35 is the most scrutinised defence programme ever, is surrounded by a clutch of vested interests and as many opinions as there arseholes in the world trying to make sense of its progress is almost impossible.  Costs are…

The EXINT Pod

Someone, somewhere, somehow, thought this was a good idea! It is not an April Fools joke A different age perhaps and I wonder if they were ever used operationally? The EXINT Man Carrying Pod was designed by a British company…

Making the Most of The F35 B

One of the fundamental changes in SDSR 2010 was to select the F35C over the F35B. The rational for this was that the F35C could also replace the Tornado and cover the RAF’s Future Offensive Air System requirement as well…

UK to spend 2.5 billion on F35

The BBC is reporting a purchase of 14 new F35 aircraft by the MOD. A few interesting points in this article.Firstly the purchase price of the aircraft is understood do be GBP 59 million which is a major reduction over…

The Real F35 Debate

Forget the arguments about cost, capability, concurrency and timelines. What is much more important than all of those, and something I don’t think has been fully established yet, is does the thing look good? Elegant, fugly, or just plain ugly.…