JSF U-turn confirmed

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JSF U-turn confirmed

Post by Irn Bru on Thu May 10, 2012 8:45 pm

As predicted on another thread on this forum the Government have decided to opt back to the F35B version chosen by Labour supposedly based on the cost of fiiting out the carriers with cat & trap systems.

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Contrary to what is said in the MoD document, and what was stated earlier in the SDSR, government officials now claim there be "no capability gap" as a result of the government's decision to opt for the STOVL jumpjet version after all. British officials claim they have discovered that there is no difference after all between the two versions as far as both the number of weapons they can carry or their range was concerned. And the French really don't mind not being able to land their Rafale planes on British carriers, British officials say.

The British F35s would be too heavy, anyway, to land on the French carrier, the Charles de Gaulle, they add.


What a shambles this lot are.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/defence-and-security-blog/2012/may/10/defence-fighter-aircraft

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