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About TaiidanTomcat

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  1. https://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/photo-essay-first-british-jets-land-onboard-hms-queen-elizabeth-westlant-19-part-3/ absolutely Mad Lads!
  2. based on what? saved how? by not flying them?
  3. J. T*****u vows to scrap F-35 fighter jet program Troubled effort to buy new fighter jets to be replaced by 'open and transparent competition' CBC News · Posted: Sep 20, 2015 10:11 AM ET | Last Updated: September 20, 2015 Happy anniversary Canada!
  4. Less actually, as the plan is aligning more with the Navy. if there was a big pendelum the swing is going back to the maritime side as opposed to the generally Land locked 2nd land army GWOT. No angst here, every Commandant changes the F-35 order. I'm sure big picture the following CMC will change it more (which in the Marines means change it back somewhat) The only thing I'm curious about is the amount of C's went from 80 to 67, curious to see how many more past 80 we get now.
  5. Theyre going to rearrange some things not sure of how much yet. The more immediate issue is (once again) the navy's shortfall on getting enough F-35C squadrons going. Moving C's to the front of the line. (With the F-18 going not until 2030, but 2025. After switching spots with the Harrier) Chesty puller has heard that Marines are obsolete before, then Korea, and he got to meet the Chinese soon thereafter too. You need to be more subtle.
  6. I'm a little less free every year since.
  7. Hoping Mighty Canada will have an Air Force as advanced as Poland.
  8. 1 minute in, prop stops, cuts to view over water prop running, cuts to crash prop stopped again. Not the end of the earth but not a great sign either
  9. Another company has pulled out of Canada’s competition to buy new fighter jets. The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence and Airbus Defence and Space informed the Canadian government Friday of their decision to withdraw from Canada’s future fighter competition. Airbus had been offering Canada the Eurofighter Typhoon. Last year the French firm Dassault informed the Canadian government it would not be taking part in the competition. It had been planning to offer Canada the Rafale fighter jet. The $19 billion competition has been dogged by allegations it is designed to favour Lockheed Martin’s F-35 stealth fighter. Postmedia reported earlier this year that the requirements for the new jets put emphasis on strategic attack and striking at ground targets during foreign missions. That criteria is seen to benefit the F-35. In addition, the federal government changed criteria on how it would assess industrial benefits after the U.S. government threatened to pull the F-35 from the competition. Industry representatives have said they will carefully review the Canadian requirements before making their decision to bid. The work needed to prepare a bid will cost the firms around $15 million each. The decision to pull the Eurofighter from the competition leaves the F-35, the Boeing Super Hornet, and Saab’s Gripen. It is unclear whether Boeing or Saab will continue in the competition. And then there were 3...
  10. from earlier this summer. Cool pics though.
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