posted on Apr, 24 2009 @ 09:42 AM
Originally posted by C0bzz
Why do they even need to purchase a bloated (price) LRIP aircraft? Isn't the expedited F-35 (by Gates) enough? Think they have better things to spend
200 million quid on instead of two "test" aircraft...
[edit on 24/4/2009 by C0bzz]
It is very important that we participate in the test phase and buy these "test" planes in order to get the later "orders"....there are a couple of
companies, Stork aerospace, Thales Cryogenics which provide wiring and stirling coolers for the aircraft, and thus lots of employment..its crazy they
postpone all these decisions, they still want to choose between the 35, the grippen and maybe even fly longer with the F16