The issue French flight suit is quite distinctive; I had a female French Air Force WSO Captain working for me as SO3 Air on an exercise a couple of years ago and she scrubbed up very nicely indeed in hers'...
Nah, it’s the sensor and operational doctrine that’s better, oh and the Merlin is a better aircraft. It’s a funny old game when our Russian correspondent @PhotEx and anti Airbus defends the bag of shite that is the NH90. The MH60S/R would have been a better choice for both the army and navy instead of wildcat.Of course they are inferior, they not bloody British what what. Once you stick a RN/RAF badge on anything flying it becomes superior due to the crew.
Well done for not mentioning ITAR!!Ahhh, but would we have access to the source code that actually allows the tightest integration of aircraft and "loyal wingman"? Because the engineers who I knew that did joint projects with the US, described it as nearly impossible - and that even where contractually obligated and agreed by security, the US firms were far from compliant (not helped when compliant Congressmen can jam the works up). See McMahon Bill, AMRAAM/ASRAAM, integration of AMRAAM onto Gripen, selection of Boeing for KC-X, etc, etc.
Boeing or Lockheed are hardly going to make it easy for BAe to build a competing product, are they...
Getting more Merlins? Source?Was it not you bagging out the Merlins and suggesting we stay away from them?
Im confused as to the issue now.
Merlin, v. capable long range, carries crowsnest (is this a modular capability?) maintenance issues and maybe not enough cabs but we have them and are getting more, plenty of other equipment have been hangar queens but they are in for the life of the airframe, live with it.
ASW helicopters can operate in a modular capability which means other nations can use their ‘less capable’ aircraft to augment our requirements on our ships, whilst inferior, still more useful than nothing or used in conjunction with ours.
Seems everything is fine if not great for NATO and allies?
My dog latin is getting rusty, the motto has nothing to do with busting peoples' arses?