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Discussion in 'Air Force & Aviation' started by neil, Oct 14, 2007.
Ewan and Colin McGregor's documentary on the RAF for the RAF Centennial.
A quick question for a guy who asked me on another forum about what was the french stuff..
There was an issue with procurement, where the french blackmailed us to buy a product or they wouldn't supply spare parts to another. I think helo?
During the Vietnam war, someone denied us taking their products there. It was euro, was it the mirage or something else?
The yanks weren't happy with Thales.au and a navy contract 5-10 years ago?. They had possible access to their stuff issues.
PM me if you don't want to mess the flow of this thread, thanks
I think those questions are in the wrong thread. This thread is about the RAF.
Sorry, yes, it is on the wrong thread, It was a post before my coffee.
The RAF have stood up its first F-35B squadron. No 617 Sqn (Dambusters) has reformed and is now in the US undergoing conversion training. the sqn comprises of RAF and RN FAA personnel.
looks like the Project Seedcorn initiative has paid dividends, well done
First British P-8A Poseidon will be 'ready to fly with a UK crew' on day one of arriving in the UK
yup - and we're getting the same kit that the big dog in the yard uses so no more orphan platforms, ageing air frames etc. Just need to qualify it for Stormshadow and all's good..
Remains to be seen whether the UK spend the money to sustain it properly. Always been their Achilles heel. A perfect case in point is the current mess with the E3D. Those airframes wouldnt be in the current poor state they are currently if they had th £££ spent through life.
Either way, P8 will be easier to sustain than Nimrod would have been.