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Old January 2nd, 2017   #646
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Old January 3rd, 2017   #647
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That's a real shame but fairly typical of an enduring attitude from the British services and public ( certainly evident from my three years on course and exchange with the RN), that British designed and built systems are the "best in the world" and most everything else is inferior. (See comments re T45 v ABs)
Back in the 70s I certainly didn't subscribe to that, just about all systems, communications, sensors, weapons I used in the RN were decades behind my experience with RAN DDGs and on my reading of today's technology this is still, generally, true. R&D budgets produce the goods.

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R&D budgets produce the goods.
The times, they are a changin'

Working with the US in certain areas isn't a slam-dunk decision to make, the more interesting sections of any proposed agreements aren't something we're likely to see.
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About time someone started looking into this serious flaw in the support plan for F-35s stationed in Europe.

Plan to service UK F-35 jets in Turkey sparks security concerns - BBC News
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Just crate the engines up and ship 'em stateside - I'm sure someone has done the basic due diligence.
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