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https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/809-nav ... lightning/
Another article on809 sqdn reforming

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Yes, good news, but what are they going to do when the RAF are playing with their lightnings? Fly kites off the decks of two empty carriers? that will frighten the life out of China and Russia, never mind an increasingly right leaning Argentina rebuilding their Air Force, intent of flexing their muscles again in the south Atlantic. sorry to be negative but its difficult to be positive following successive Tory Governments Downgrading the armed services, taking us back to the position we were in during the inter war period.
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https://defence-blog.com/bae-systems-ew ... abilities/
A bit waffly but an article future EWS capability for the F-35

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They must REALLY hate their Tigers if they’re going back to what is basically a Bo105 Mk 2

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According to Aviation Week, in April 2022 of 51 Tigers, just nine were serviceable.

I’ll bet there’s a bit of familiarity (dare I say nostalgia?) amongst the upper ranks, too.

Certainly an interesting move, though.

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Tommy wrote:
Fri 15 Dec 2023, 6:32 pm
According to Aviation Week, in April 2022 of 51 Tigers, just nine were serviceable.

I’ll bet there’s a bit of familiarity (dare I say nostalgia?) amongst the upper ranks, too.

Certainly an interesting move, though.
About a million years ago I was conferring with the Germans and Italians over the Tornado budget for the coming year and the Germans asked how we worked out our spares budget. Answer: what we spent last year, modified for any anticipated changes in operations and a bit of inflation. How close are you? Within three per cent each year. What do you do mein freund? Answer: we track exactly what spares we have used and how many, get new prices for them from industry and use that. And every year we are way out. Laughter from the British delegation....

We hear repeatedly that the Germans don't invest sufficiently in spares and maintenance for any of their fleets so it's not surprising that most of their Tigers are off-line - or were a couple of years ago. But I don't suppose the new choppers will fare any better.

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7 Antonov 124 formation anyone?!

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Has anyone seen this bunch of clowns at Bruntingthorpe. Apart from them, the collection looks terrible and so many things wrong with the aircraft. If this bunch get into the aviation it might cause problems for the legitimate live aircraft teams like TBAG and the Lindy team.

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Saw it on another 'popular' Forum last week. Seeing the state of those formerly pristine live aircraft like this makes me wonder if the 'other option' for them might not have been less painful?
Having greasy dirty Div's crawling all over them with little regard for other peoples property is hard to watch. Realistically, despite threats to run the engines in one of the most FOD-Rich environments ever seen, these aircraft are done-for imo!
Get those smaller jets down the road to Kemble/ SWAM or up the road to YAM away from that :poop: & leaves asap. :face_with_symbols_over_mouth:

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Hard to watch. I really wish I were in the financial position to own land to facilitate all classic aircraft in need of a good home.
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https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-wiltshire-67763860
Owners trying to redevelop Old Sarum

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[*]More details on the KC-135 seen operating in LFA7 a few weeks ago, with the 100ARW confirming it is a new facet of their training (though not below 1000ft)

https://www.key.aero/article/exclusive ... 7OzZ_t33k
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https://www.eurasiantimes.com/sitting-d ... firms/?amp
RAF withdrawing Tranche 1 Typhoons, perhaps IWM Duxford might get one?

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Not sure about the journalistic quality of the article that jumps to a lot of conclusions about the crash. Seems incredibly pro-NH-90.

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I imagine the primary reason that the spares/parts are being given away is that the ADF failed to track them correctly, so they are basically not certified for flight.

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https://ts2.space/en/unveiling-the-f-35 ... #gsc.tab=0
Article about the F-35E (?). Don't know how speculative it is. Probably a lot :rofl:

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Orion wrote:
Sun 24 Dec 2023, 2:51 pm
https://ts2.space/en/unveiling-the-f-35 ... #gsc.tab=0
Article about the F-35E (?). Don't know how speculative it is. Probably a lot :rofl:
It is:
As this article is hypothetical and discusses an F-35E variant that does not exist at the time of writing, no official sources are cited.

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