posted on Feb, 8 2014 @ 03:22 AM
It was an utter disgrace that we didn't carry on into a full development run and production of Replica. Think VLO Buccaneer.
Im worked there at the time Replica was revealed, AFAIK it was never meant to go into development or fly, ever. It was just to show we have stealth
technology so we could get into F35.
It didnt have any systems, it was just a stealthy platform? Do you know otherwise mate, I would be really interested???
What worries about Taranis is the French, I recon with industry participation, a UK and Saudi contract, we could do this without European "help".
Imagine this, every UK or Saudi subcontractor gets a percentage of the spoils, but each has to put forward their part of the development costs, a real
partnership. Management nightmare but every project I have worked on, the suppliers were at zero risk with no skin in the game, this needs to change.
The Taranis consortium could be extended for production.
edit on 8-2-2014 by IamSirDrinksalot because: (no reason given)