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  1. Looks like another success for Fincantieri. What does the FREMM have over other competing frigate designs that makes it seemingly more popular? https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2021/06/10/indonesia-orders-six-fremm-frigates-from-fincantieri/
  2. Dawes

    Ajax Issues

    A bit more on the topic from Jane's: https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/uk-mod-calls-in-experts-to-assess-serious-ajax-issues
  3. I may easily be way off here, but I would guess that a Brimstone might cost twice what a Hellfire does.
  4. Curious that Brimstone wasn't mentioned. Possibly more expensive than the US weapons? https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/uk-selects-jagm-for-apache
  5. Unless the aircraft were fairly recent arrivals at AMARC, reactivation would be pretty protracted. The time required would probably be months, not weeks. If you were trying to reactivate, say, 20 F-4's you might need to cannibalize another 20 just for parts.
  6. Dawes

    Ajax Issues

    I would think that a small drone could scout terrain quicker and stealthier than any vehicle.
  7. Dawes

    Ajax Issues

    The Ajax family obviously has some issues. Is it possible that some of these problems have been exaggerated by the media?
  8. Tiger replacements? https://www.dsca.mil/sites/default/files/mas/Australia_21-42.pdf
  9. Dawes

    Ajax Issues

    Could be worse. Could be the M247 Sgt York
  10. This seems to be quite successful in the export market. Maybe it has a shot: https://www.defensenews.com/industry/2021/06/02/skoreas-hanwha-pitches-k9-howitzer-for-british-mobile-fires-program/
  11. You don't hear the term "mutiny" much any more: https://www.militarytimes.com/off-duty/military-culture/2021/05/27/mutiny-eh-canadian-officer-hit-with-rare-charge-for-anti-vax-allegations/
  12. How similar were these two aircraft in terms of overall capability?
  13. Dawes

    Ajax Issues

    I would think that this effort is somewhat like the F-35 - too big and too far along to cancel.
  14. Depending on the item, some countries do a direct commercial purchase. Presumably, this can save a bit of money over an equivalent FMS purchase. Of course, if you want someone else to do all the paperwork then FMS would be the way to go.
  15. Some interesting internal views of the controls and systems: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jEoisdQ2mg
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