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  1. A.P. Richelieu

    Austria Wants To Offload Its Unwanted Eurofighter Typhoons

    The Austrian Typhoons are all Tranche - 1. The estimated cost of upgrading Tranche - 1 Typhoons to Tranche - 3 is about the same as buying new Tranch - 3s. The onboard computers have changed. The internal communications have changed. Most likely the metal parts have changed as well. All...
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    Rafales are 'overhyped', Rafale is no 'game-changer' - Former indian airforce Air Vice Marshal

    Assuming Egypt and Qatar had the same S/W and Libraries as India. I doubt that the odd flight gives much information about SPECTRA.
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    Rafales are 'overhyped', Rafale is no 'game-changer' - Former indian airforce Air Vice Marshal

    The key unknown about the Rafale is the SPECTRA. Rafale has not engaged in real Air to Air combat ever, so noone knows how well it will do. Dassault has plenty of information about the F-16 which can be used for Electronic Warfare configuration of SPECTRA. It is unlikely that PAF has such...
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    Featured Greece getting 18 Rafales, 8 are free from France

    It is very doubtful that Turkey would be allowed to buy Gripen, due to its would be dictator Erdogan.
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    Featured Greece getting 18 Rafales, 8 are free from France

    According to the NATO charter, Turkey is obligated to go to war against Turkey...
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    Su-27 Turning Directly In Front Of a B-52

    Another Russian Su-27 violated Danish air space flying straight across the island of Bornholm while pursuing another B-52 the same day. The Russian pilot should be thankful that it was not triggerhappy Turks in the F-16s that showed him the way out.
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    Featured Quran Pages Torn in Oslo as Anti-Islam Protests Turn Violent

    The riots in Malmö was caused by a Dane which travelled to Sweden to burn a Koran. As a result stupid people destroy their own community. There is no state watch over freedom of expression. As a result, burning a book is allowed. Inciting violence against followers of said book is not allowed.
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    Featured BREAKING: Taiwan signs deal to buy 66 F-16 jets from US defence giant Lockheed Martin

    You do not need to rename it to F-21 for this. That would be an F-16 Block 80/82. I can only see that LM is doing this to get out of contractual liabilities blocking India from producing large parts in India.
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    Featured BREAKING: Taiwan signs deal to buy 66 F-16 jets from US defence giant Lockheed Martin

    I doubt there is any difference at all between the F-16 and the F-21. It is called the F-21 because Lockheed-Martin has contracts with a large number of companies that guarantees that they will get a certain share of all F-16s produced. India can only produce 30-40% of an F-16 due to such...
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    French Rafale Aircraft Spotted Over Cypriot Skies Amidst Turkish-Greek Dispute

    Ethnicity splits happened after humans started leaving Africa.
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    French Rafale Aircraft Spotted Over Cypriot Skies Amidst Turkish-Greek Dispute

    Apparently You did not read the link which places his ethnicity in the Middle East.
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    4 ship F-35s in Beast Mode

    The Stealth aircrafts mentioned are probably similar to the thousands of stealth aircraft Luftwaffe fielded over the D-Day landings. They were so stealthy that noone noticed them taking off, noone noticed their actions and noone noticed them landing. Disappointed with such extremely poor results...
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    French Rafale Aircraft Spotted Over Cypriot Skies Amidst Turkish-Greek Dispute

    What do You know of his ancestry? Corsica has been invaded so many times by many different people. DNA studies shows that there is a distinct possibility that Napoleon was a Jew. https://www.igenea.com/en/napoleon
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    French Rafale Aircraft Spotted Over Cypriot Skies Amidst Turkish-Greek Dispute

    Italy did not exist at that time. Corsica belonged to Genoa until 1768, when it was sold to France due to an insurgency which they could not handle. France invaded and took control later that year. Napoleon was born in 1769 and right afterwards, Corsica became a province of France. Legally...
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    Featured Boeing Shows Super Hornets Bristling With 14 Missiles In Formal Sales Pitch To Canada

    I doubt having 14 missiles is a game changer. Since the Gripen was designed to be handled mostly by conscripts on forward airbases, I doubt that the ”familiarity” of the Hornet is much of an advantage. The built in AWACS and Growler functionality of a group of Gripen is not to be sneezed at.
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    Featured Boeing Shows Super Hornets Bristling With 14 Missiles In Formal Sales Pitch To Canada

    When India purchased Rafale, France/Dassault had to sign a service contract guaranteeing certain availability. LM may have to avoid overcharging on spare parts or even take a loss. It is the buyers market, if Canada is smart enough. Obviously LM cannot reduce the capability of the F-35 if the...
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    Featured Boeing Shows Super Hornets Bristling With 14 Missiles In Formal Sales Pitch To Canada

    The Trudeau government promised not to buy the F-35 and Boeing shot themselves in the foot by blocking Bombardier. Canada already planned to buy 20 F/A-18E/Fs Super Hornets to maintain numbers, and this was cancelled when the US put 300% duty on the Bombardier jets to US airlines. The RCAF...
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    UK Air Force Reveals 3D Model of 'Tempest' Fighter Jet, LANCA Unmanned Aircraft

    That is simply You misunderstanding what is going on.
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    UK Air Force Reveals 3D Model of 'Tempest' Fighter Jet, LANCA Unmanned Aircraft

    FCAS is not an EU project, so why would BrExit matter? The cooperation is not a commitment to develop Tempest. It is shared development of technology that might improve Gripen, and SAAB might end up in developing another fighter.
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    UK Air Force Reveals 3D Model of 'Tempest' Fighter Jet, LANCA Unmanned Aircraft

    SAAB is actually ahead of Leonardo with next generation GaN based fighter radar. They have a contract for an unnamed US customer. F-22 upgrade? Are you aware that a lot of the electronic components in the F-22 are out of production since long. The latest iphone probably have much higher...
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