UK considers not purchasing JSF's - Page 4




 
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March 5th, 2006  
Kirruth
 
 
An interesting take on this situation giving some of the background.

It highlights an interesting problem. If you rely on other countries to co-develop your military hardware, there are inevitably going to be tensions on sharing the technology and the work. Do it by yourself and you will inevitably lack certain capabilities.

I don't see why we can't do it the old-fashioned way: develop our own weapons systems here in the UK, and use spying and blackmail to fill in any gaps.
March 5th, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
Well, that would not work with all the secret services and all. It is more appropreable to work internatinoally! The country can alternatively buy old technology and upgrade from there, making a new system!
March 5th, 2006  
Mohmar Deathstrike
 
 
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Originally Posted by Rabs
I would probally take the eurofighter anyway, its just the better plane.
Seriously? Now I'm in no way an expert, but judging by looks, the Eurofighter looks like a 70s/early 80s-design, while the JSF looks more like a late 80s/90s design.

Either way, the problem with the EF Typhoon is that it's not designed to take of from CVs, while at least one version of the JSF is.
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March 5th, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
Well, the design of the Euro Typhoon may look old, but it is definietly high tech! DId you know, the HUD in the plane follows the movement of your eyes! So you can track enemy planes faster and the plane will follow throught the direction of turn and the missile direction too!
March 5th, 2006  
Rabs
 
 
Quote:
Well, the design of the Euro Typhoon may look old, but it is definietly high tech! DId you know, the HUD in the plane follows the movement of your eyes! So you can track enemy planes faster and the plane will follow throught the direction of turn and the missile direction too!
I think most all new planes have that feature.

And Mohmar the JSFs radar signature is large (compared to F-22) and it doesnt have amazing manuverability. Its radar isnt quite as powerful as the one in the euro fighter as well. I really dont like the JSF.
March 5th, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
ok, But the only good thing I heard was that it can do STOVL.
March 5th, 2006  
LeEnfield
 
 
JSF is VTOL if you watched the trials on television
March 6th, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
Oh! Ok!
March 7th, 2006  
Mohmar Deathstrike
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by zander_0633
Well, the design of the Euro Typhoon may look old, but it is definietly high tech! DId you know, the HUD in the plane follows the movement of your eyes! So you can track enemy planes faster and the plane will follow throught the direction of turn and the missile direction too!
Yes, but didn't Soviet fighters in the late 80s have this feature too?
March 7th, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
Well, that I am not very sure. btw, Mig 29 looks GREAT!!