posted on Dec, 3 2021 @ 05:19 AM
originally posted by: anzha
Chinese precooled jet engine like what the UK's Reaction Engines has been working on for the UK
Wonder how much of the Chinese development is stolen from Reaction Engines!
a reply to: anzha
On the BAE Tempest merging with the Franco/German/Spanish FCAS.
Personally, I doubt the UK-led Tempest programme will merge with the politically belligerent and adversarial French. Can you imagine the fight over
who does what, workshare and project leadership? France would expect the UK to be a subservient partner, and that won’t work. So, I don't see it
happening, and Brexit has pretty much scrapped the chances of close partnership in this type of multi-decade industrial and technology programme.
At best there will be collaboration around the edges, but the UK would be more likely to move into a US programme if Tempest was unviable, where being
a trusted subservient partner is, tolerable and pays dividends, like F35 for instance.
The real question is at what point do Italy leave Tempest because of pressure from France and Germany (i.e. the EU). In ten years, Italy will have
zero sovereignty in the EU and will just do what they are told, because the FCAS will (I believe) become incorporated in an EU-wide defence programme.
It’s where all this is going in EU-land.
Just my opinion and probably on a risk register somewhere.
edit on 3/12/2021 by paraphi because: (no reason given)