Grumpy Old Man
Verified Defense Pro
its got little to do with the americans - that was an example of one of the real world constraintsSo in short they use American technology wich they can't share.(wich is a bit strange in my eyes,because i thought we were all on the same side,but hey that's just me,maybe it's got to do with the countries they sell arms to,but you can regulate that.and also it was originally a "cold" war idea(bit outdated)
If all technology were to be european we wouldn't have had this problem(my thoughts)and i'm sure that we're (europe)are more than capable to do just that
eg the UK has probably got the best photonics masts available - they wouln't share that with the french either - its a strategic asset.
the UK certainly wouldn't be sharing their propulsion tech either, for the same reason
there are real politik issues that dismember the utopic ideals very quickly