RAAF Readies for Super Hornet

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  1. straitman

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    Not really FF news but interesting non the less.


    RAAF Readies for Super Hornet

    Feb 2, 2010

    Singapore Air Show

    The Royal Australian Air Force is set to formally accept into service its first F/A-18F Super Hornet on March 26.

    The handover kicks off a process to reach initial operational capability with the first F/A-18F Super Hornet squadron by year end, with 12 aircraft to be handed over, RAAF service chief Air Marshal Mark Binskin tells Show News. The first unit will be No. 1 squadron based at Amberley.
     
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    Not really interesting, either.

    Now if the Australian Govt had the guts to try and buy the F-22 (in conjunction with Japan), that would be interesting.

    The overweight, overpriced, piece of lard F-35 won't cut it I'm afraid.

    But that's (stupid) politicians for you...
     
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    #3 Sarge1, Feb 4, 2010
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    How did you come to that conclusion. You could buy 2 JSF(70-80million) for the price of a Raptor(200 million). What is the weight of the raptor v JSF??
     
  4. straitman

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    Maybe they thought of that as an option :!: Maybe they were told NO, and by the way the price is too high anyway.

    .... and that is based on :?:

    Do you have a realistic alternate to the F/A-18F Super Hornet at the moment :?:
     
  5. MDC

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    Good luck getting congress to change their minds about exporting the F-22.

    We'll just have to wait for the JSF.
     


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