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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: CharlesT
No, it's a no bid contract for one already built aircraft they can take delivery of quickly. And it's not "another blank check military project". Nor will it "end up costing twice the price". The only aircraft the RAF will likely part with is one of their older aircraft, so they aren't paying full price for a brand new aircraft, and they aren't putting wear and tear on other aircraft anymore.