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we cant even produce 300 F-22's yet were going to try and make a bomber out of it.You can thank bush for our money problems.
Originally posted by phantompatriot
But i doubt it will be produced because of the money situation. we cant even produce 300 F-22's yet were going to try and make a bomber out of it.You can thank bush for our money problems.
Originally posted by American Mad Man
Oh yeah, Bush nearly DOUBLES the DoD budget and thats why we can't afford it
The fact is we ARE getting more then 300, and the reason it costs so much are because of things added to it's requirement under CLINTON, not Bush.
Originally posted by WestPoint23
Found some info on the H.A.L.O. and it looks interesting, but I still don't know if it is a stealth reconnaissance plane or a stealth fighter?
BAe has been flying a small, unmanned low observable testbed from their "Skunk Works" operation at Warton for over a year. A number of "UFO" sightings around Warton and several Military Operating Areas have been obvious sightings of the HALO prototype. HALO reportedly stands for "High Agility Low Observable", while a source close to this joint US-UK program has reffered to it as "Hawk Low Observables". The aircraft's shape has been widely published as an anonymous design study in a number of BAe advertisments in trade journals, with a theme highlighting BAe innovations. HALO closely resembles several recent Lockheed designs for combat UAVs (such as pictured above), and more than one private source has noted that HALO is a joint program.
Originally posted by Infidellic
Would it really be that difficult to make the typhoon or any FBW aircraft into a UCAV? All you have to due is add another two computers or so some better coms and interface directly with the FBW and ordinance systems surely?
Originally posted by RAB
I has to be said my view is bent in that, I personally think the UK could build a GR4 replacement all by it's self.
Take Bae systems a world leader in systems intreagtion and plane design, the repleca the hawk etc etc. I'm sure between the people at DERA, Kinetic, the MOD and BAE I'm sure they could build a very respectable GR4 replacement.