posted on Jun, 27 2005 @ 12:39 PM
The designs I have seen for next gen US tactical transports all appear to be very ambitious and stealthy and as such I feel their R&D costs will
eclipse those of the A400, but on the other hand you are right and it would indeed be a major surprise if the US selected the A400, far more so than
when the EH101 beat the S-92 even.
About merger talks between BAE and Boeing, I haven't heard anything about this since talks stalled two years ago, do you have any fresh info about
it? I know that BAE bought Boeings electronics division last year but I have heard nothing since.
Given the US current political stance towards 'foreigners' (including the UK) I cannot see how there would be any benefit for Britain at all in
this. Of course at the first sign of economic downturn International companies retrench back to their homeland first so I can see the UK being left
high and dry if it happened.