posted on Dec, 9 2007 @ 05:11 PM
The favoured option among the domestic industry is in the form of a type of UCAV, possibly evolved from Taranis, operating in conjunction with a
'flight leader' version of the Typhoon T1 two seater on a roughly four-to-one basis. To this end simulated trials have already been carried out with
one aircraft controlling up to four UCAV's and of course Taranis is heading towards its first flight.
This being Britain though don't be surprised to see a 'scrap-everything-and-buy-something-American' solution to emerge, even though the UCAV
soluition is progressing very well.
Remember, we had three complete TSR.2's plus the first 40 actually in production we we scrapped that for the much inferior F-111 and then took
another 17 Years ourselves to develop the also inferior Tornado, this is known as 'British Defence Policy'.
To quote Sir Humphrey Appleby - "British defence strategy is not designed to make the Russians think we are defended, of course it isn't, they
already know we aren't. Its designed to make the British think we are defended"