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German Eurofighter woes

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posted on May, 2 2018 @ 10:51 AM
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a reply to: ManFromEurope

Perhaps there really are no more or too few warriors left in Germany's pool. Look east a few hundred miles to Ukraine and look how well an underprepared military was able to defend against a cunning plot. Just because your forefathers were responsible for the world's worst atrocities doesn't mean you're predestined to be the same if you're anything but a mollycoddle.




posted on May, 2 2018 @ 11:58 AM
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originally posted by: IkNOwSTuff

originally posted by: Lagomorphe

originally posted by: IkNOwSTuff

originally posted by: paraphi
Sadly, Germany has demonstrated that they are a poor partner in NATO. They significantly underspend on their 2% of GDP NATO commitment and allow their military to fall into disrepair. This does not bode well for the future, and of the EU's aspiration to create an EU military, because that military will be run by France at this rate.


France is fine militarily, their white flag factories are running at full capacity


Anything more superficial to add now that you got your intellectual erection writing that?

I live in France and have family members as active service members who are proud to eventually sacrifice their lives in order to help maintain peace no matter where in the world.

Let go with your stupid and childish stereotypical comments Mr armchair warrior...

Muppet...


Mate jump down from your high horse for a second and take a joke.
I was stealing a line from John Cleese




“The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent terrorist threats and have therefore raised their security level from “Miffed” to “Peeved.” Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to “Irritated” or even “A Bit Cross.”
The English have not been “A Bit Cross” since the blitz in 1940 when tea supplies nearly ran out.
Terrorists have been re-categorized from “Tiresome” to “A Bloody Nuisance.” The last time the British issued a “Bloody Nuisance” warning level was in 1588, when threatened by the Spanish Armada.
The Scots have raised their threat level from “Pissed Off” to “Let’s Get the Bastards.” They don’t have any other levels. This is the reason they have been used on the front line of the British army for the last 300 years.
The French Government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror alert level from “Run” to “Hide.” The only two higher levels in France are “Collaborate” and “Surrender.” The rise was precipitated by a recent fire that destroyed France’s white flag factory, effectively paralyzing the country’s military capability.
The Italians have increased the alert level from “Shout Loudly and Excitedly” to “Elaborate Military Posturing.” Two more levels remain: “Ineffective Combat Operations” and “Change Sides.”
The Germans have increased their alert state from “Disdainful Arrogance” to “Dress in Uniform and Sing Marching Songs.” They also have two higher levels: “Invade a Neighbour” and “Lose.”
Belgians, on the other hand, are all on holiday as usual; the only threat they are worried about is NATO pulling out of Brussels. The Spanish are all excited to see their new submarines ready to deploy. These beautifully designed subs have glass bottoms so the new Spanish navy can get a really good look at the old Spanish navy.
The Australians, meanwhile, have raised their security level from “No worries” to “She’ll be right, Mate.” Two more escalation levels remain: “Crikey! I think we’ll need to cancel the barbie this weekend!” and “The barbie is canceled.” So far no situation has ever warranted use of the final escalation level.” —
John Cleese – British writer, actor and tall person.


But sincere apology for hurting your delicate sensibilities, no offence was intended so you can unwad your panties now


Apology accepted.

I was sitting on the bog and not a high horse first thing in the morning without a caffeine/nicotine fix and my humour switch was not turned on.

No need to be condescending though...

Right, let’s give the thread back to those deserving people that contributed to the main topic out of respect huh!?

Warmest respects

Lags


RAB

posted on May, 2 2018 @ 01:46 PM
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Hi Guys and Girls,

If DASS has components that are no longer made how are the pods being built?

If and new version with newer components exists you would need to design it on the same basis. Same signalling /networking, same loom, same voltage.

Or are the new Ex's flying with brick or concrete in the pods?

Kind regards

RAB



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 02:57 PM
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originally posted by: ManFromEurope
If there were a war, we should just quit.

Tanks? Please do not ask.
U-Boats? 6 out of 6 are unavailable.
Transport aircrafts? Well, we DO have the Transall (C-160), but not any further after 2020 or -21. Please do not ask about the A400-M.
Guns? Yeah, well there is this G-36. Which shoots around corners, I guess?
Helicopters? Sea King is working, but who knows how long? Please do not ask about the NH-90.

We could build hills and walls out of defect military hardware, that would be more dangerous than the items themself..


That would work greatly against zombie hordes. Fk refueling planes or vehicles.



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 03:02 PM
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a reply to: Kurokage

Germany is divided since WW2. No one wants a Fourth Reich. Neither does Germans want to align under US NATO to war against Russia.
edit on 2-5-2018 by makemap because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 05:31 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
Kind of funny timing. 7 Typhoons and 4 Tornados arrived at Nellis for Green Flag the other day. It just came up yesterday that none of them had flown a single flight since arriving.


Jet lag? Pilot rest requirement?



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 05:45 PM
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Like that quote from a British army general: "Altogether the British Army has 300 tanks and spare parts in storage. God help us if we need them all at the same time".

Or the British MP's who stated they were looking for ways of making the Eurofighter cheaper and one engineer asked "What are they going to do? Take the engines out and put in rubber bands?"



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 06:10 PM
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a reply to: gariac

They're required to get 10 hours of crew rest after the ferry flight. They're well past that.



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 08:38 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: gariac

They're required to get 10 hours of crew rest after the ferry flight. They're well past that.


Eh, there is always some gotcha with high technology. Maybe their pod isn't working/compatible, yada yada.

I never cease to be amazed at the incompatability of things that ought to be plug and play.



posted on May, 3 2018 @ 01:49 AM
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originally posted by: makemap
Germany is divided since WW2. No one wants a Fourth Reich.


Some would say a federated EU (as that is where they are going) is a Fourth Reich, or perhaps a Nouvelle République if Macron gets his way. That's why the UK are ducking out. That's another discussion, eh?

It's not just equipment...


Soldiers have experienced increasing levels of stress and there was a lack adequate leadership due to some 21,000 vacant officer posts.


DW article
edit on 3/5/2018 by paraphi because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 3 2018 @ 04:10 AM
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originally posted by: RAB
Hi Guys and Girls,

If DASS has components that are no longer made how are the pods being built?

If and new version with newer components exists you would need to design it on the same basis. Same signalling /networking, same loom, same voltage.

Or are the new Ex's flying with brick or concrete in the pods?

Kind regards

RAB


Hi Rab,

What happens quite frequently is obsolescence and partners and the production companies do last time buys of components that become obsolete. It is quite easily taken as spin by the press, but the AESA radar for Typhoon had many obsolete components before it was even in production. They can design out the obsolete parts which is expensive and would be done in block upgrades. You are correct, they can redesign units with new parts and the customer can decide to use up its "obsolete stock" or purchase and qualify the aircraft for the new parts, in some cases its a binary decision.

Germany entered the DASS scene late having decided not to have it, they then decided to have it and took their workshare, it is entirely possible that when obsolete parts in their workshare, the Germans decided a different path to UK.

DASS on Typhoon is absolutely bleading edge, if you do not keep up, which is expensive, the whole system can become obsolete, it needs new software constantly for evolving threats, counter measures, decoys, sensors....

When Germany selected DASS a while after the other nations, there were still a number of DAS Systems inoperable, I wont name them as I am unsure if its confidential but again, if their past was to be believed, it was likely as some of the partner nations matured these systems, Germany stuck with what they had.

As far as the coolant leak, the coolant is bloody nasty stuff, when we "topped it up" there were hazmat suits and exclusion zones, but, you can drain it.

All the tranche 1 typhoons were delivered with dummies (weighed the same) which would not prevent the aircraft from flying (they also had the electrical connections) or from patrolling and attacking, just would be useless defensive!

I suspect its all hype, if it isnt leaking from a connector or pipe (which is a field fix) then its from a broken LRI which wouldnt ground them if you wanted to fly without DASS.



posted on May, 3 2018 @ 07:27 AM
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a reply to: biggilo

And the French are why America exists at all.

But it's a good joke still.



posted on May, 7 2018 @ 10:35 AM
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And on day one of Green Flag, a German Typhoon called Mayday and returned reporting an engine fire.



posted on May, 7 2018 @ 11:31 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Embarrassing.



posted on May, 7 2018 @ 03:07 PM
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I'm still working out if it was an actual fire or a sensor, but spotters are saying he was screaming on the radio about his right engine being shut down, and they said he sounded panicked.

ETA: The guys listening said they're certain he was on fire from the terror in his voice.
edit on 5/7/2018 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 7 2018 @ 06:43 PM
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The bottom line is that the US can not nor lets face it is wanted to be the worlds cop at Cold War levels. And while some of it may be perception, NATO members have to basically be flogged to even pretend to live up to spending commitments to DEFEND their territory.

Heck even the Swiss can't be bothered The Swiss air force: armed and dangerous, but only in office hours

Thats why this thread about a Franco/German fighter project is a joke. France IMHO would be way better off pairing up with say Japan who at least seems serious



posted on May, 15 2018 @ 08:24 PM
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a reply to: moebius

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