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Dec 9 11 11:07 AM
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Dec 9 11 8:38 PM
HMS Pinafore wrote:The Trolls tell me that Brazil is currently planning to purchase c.36 Gripen NG for its airforce (over the French Rafale).
If this is the case then a 'naval' version to operate off their future carriers might just be that step closer. It would simplify spares ans support with essentially just 'one' fastjet in national service.
Purchase another c.36+ to provide a pair of 12-plane squadrons (plus attrition reserves)?
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Dec 13 11 1:42 PM
Bledlow wrote:Brazil's plan to buy 36 new fighters is meant to be the first stage of a wholesale replacement of the air force, with an eventual total of maybe 120 aircraft being bought.
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Dec 14 11 3:14 AM
Admiral Beez wrote:SAAB been pretty useless at winning foreign sales compared to Dassault,
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Dec 16 11 4:30 PM
Admiral Beez wrote:Given the F-35 fiasco here in Canada, I'd like to see the Gripen replace our CF-18s.
Jun 2 12 12:55 AM
While there are cost in some areas, there are savings.1) The Gripen has an advanced AESA radar which I believe was evolved from the Sea Harrier radar. Its a better fighter in air to air mode than the F352) There has been previous research into fitting the EJ200 engine into the Gripen. This would not only produce compatability with the Typhoon but work for RR. Even if we kept the F414 it doesn't increase the different types of engines/aircraft we are using if it replaces the increasingly overpriced F353) Most importantly I believe the Gripen is cleared for almost all the weapons used by the Typhoon and those that are not such as the Storm Shadow would be easy to add. On various blogs there is increasing concern that the RAF will have to acquire an entirely new inventory of weapons to use on the F35 or go to significant expense of qualifying these weapons especially as some hardpoints the RAF want to use for certain weapons differ from those used by the US Military. 4) Even in STOBAR mode, the Gripen is used to taking off on short runs with max take off weights - 7 tonnes of weapons on a 16tonnes aircraft is very impressive. Potentially we could used recycled E2 Hawkeyes as they've been trialed taking off using ramps.5) A naval Gripen could attract orders from Brasil and if the F35 goes south Italy amongst others. 144 Sea Gripens will be significantly cheaper than 138 F35s or whatever orphan fleet number this is reduced to under cuts.
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AegisFC wrote:Kernowboy you are either trolling or an idiot.
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