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Old August 13th, 2017   #436
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Dont forget we now have 12 Growlers to add to the mix. Maybe we should be considering some additional Super Hornets since the F35's are taking so long.
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Dont forget we now have 12 Growlers to add to the mix. Maybe we should be considering some additional Super Hornets since the F35's are taking so long.
The F-35 introduction to service hasn't been delayed since it was fixed by RAAF and it's introduction is being closely aligned to the withdrawal of the legacy Hornet fleet.

Not sure why you think another interim buy is necessary at this juncture?
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Some people advocated close relations with China so much and what a surprise...
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...the Russian's wouldn't shoot down a US aircraft but would potentially down a RAAF one...
Shoot down a Russian aircraft in response, what a problem...or Australia is not capable anymore?
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Some people advocated close relations with China so much and what a surprise...

Shoot down a Russian aircraft in response, what a problem...or Australia is not capable anymore?
I'm not sure I really understand the point of either of your comments
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Mr Pyne insisted the threat posed by North Korea was not at a point where he was receiving advice the government needed to change its military investment plans.

Over the weekend, North Korea fired three short range ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan which travelled about 250km.

Mr Pyne cut a virtual ribbon for Raytheon Australia's whizz bang 320-degree cave of 72 screens.

He donned 3D nerd glasses and used a laser controller inside the cave, road testing the virtual reality system that brings designs to life so changes can be made before equipment is built.
I'm glad to see the quality of reporting on defence issues in Australia is maintaining its consistency. This is the stuff that makes it very difficult to have anything like a reasoned discussion with the general public regarding defence. Do we have anyone in Australia in the mainstream media who is worthwhile reading?
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Now would be the time to put together a wishlist to give to the US.

I am pretty sure any gadget or widget in the defence spectrum that could reasonably be incorporated into the ADF would be considered.

Don't know if there is anything that would be nice, cheap to purchase and operate but was previously a bit of an overreach or overkill.

But the whole ADF should be putting together a wish lists.

C17's, PAC3, SM-3, Aegis setups for the future frigates, tlam, B1's, sharp sticks..
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