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USAF has built a mystery full scale prototype of its future fighter

Steady, before you know it we'll have "modular" aircraft.

That's just sooo last century


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Tempest can go from a grp mockup to a flying aircraft rapidly.
HOWEVER

1 who will foot the bill

2 we could end up with the problem the Canucks have in that Uncle Sam can make it the wrong choice for us.

"Sorry b*tches, you only get to play with AirspaceAware6G if it's installed in a US aircraft maintained in US facilities."
 
Tempest can go from a grp mockup to a flying aircraft rapidly.
HOWEVER

1 who will foot the bill

2 we could end up with the problem the Canucks have in that Uncle Sam can make it the wrong choice for us.

"Sorry b*tches, you only get to play with AirspaceAware6G if it's installed in a US aircraft maintained in US facilities."

which is why, like a Typhoon, Tempest will have no ITAR strings attached or built in.
 
Be careful you don't confuse ITAR with "need permission to re-export an item built under license". They're not quite the same thing...
He's just plain wrong, unsurprisingly. Brokering covered under Under ITAR Part 129

From 1998-present, Respondent marketed or exported the EF-2000 Eurofighter “Typhoon” to the following thirteen (13) countries: Australia, Czech Republic, Greece, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and South Korea 1999, Austria 2001, Denmark 2005, Japan 2006, and Switzerland 2008. The aircraft incorporated U.S. defense articles. U.S. defense services were provided to modify the aircraft for major U.S. systems or sub-systems. Respondent did not obtain U.S. approval to engage in brokering activities of the U.S. systems or sub-systems as part of the proposed aircraft sale for any of the countries.

https://corruptiontribunal.org.za/s...8/03/Annex-W-BAE-Proposed-Charging-Letter.pdf
 
ITAR, with todays global business networks, has turned into a way for US companies to make money or stop others using their kit. Some of the tenuous links that they have used to prevent "foreign companies" from employing US military nuts and bolts (in some cases, literally) it has made it very difficult at times to do business
 
ITAR, with todays global business networks, has turned into a way for US companies to make money or stop others using their kit. Some of the tenuous links that they have used to prevent "foreign companies" from employing US military nuts and bolts (in some cases, literally) it has made it very difficult at times to do business
Top scam it is but peeps think they're our bezzers in business as well.
 

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