posted on Feb, 4 2018 @ 10:27 AM
a reply to: Zaphod58
You have a limited budget and are trying for a relatively fast acquisition. Do you go for platforms that have been flying for years, that you've
bought for allies,
If they really wanted a fast (and cheap) answer, then they wouldn't drag this out over a decade with one evaluation phase after another. As you state,
the Texan and STucano have years of operational experience and data behind them. We already know everything there is to know about them. Why is DM
hosting yet another T&E phase for aircraft we know inside and out?
It's because they don't want a fast cheap answer. They don't want answer at all. The answer they want is "nope, sorry".
edit on 4-2-2018 by
RadioRobert because: (no reason given)