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  1. FS34087 was in wide use before 34088, but the two are quite similar.
  2. The concept is to launch these from a carrier aircraft (C-130, etc.). They would then fly their mission, presumably recon, electronic warfare, decoy/deception, etc., and then be recovered by the mother aircraft. They would be refurbished for their next mission within 24 hours.
  3. Looks like a three-tone camo scheme: https://www.eurofighter.com/news-and-events/2019/12/first-flight-of-eurofighter-in-kuwait-air-force-configuration-takes-place-the-most-advanced-variant-of-eurofighter-ever-flown
  4. That has to take up a large chunk of their budget: https://www.dsca.mil/sites/default/files/mas/singapore_20-06.pdf
  5. Reading the text of this document, does anyone know what is meant by "depopulation and repopulation"? https://www.dsca.mil/sites/default/files/mas/argentina_19-58.pdf
  6. It's been a good day for US manufacturers. New Zealand requested some new C-130J's: https://www.dsca.mil/sites/default/files/mas/new_zealand_19-69.pdf
  7. Wonder if these will be a monotone tan or camo patterned? https://www.dsca.mil/sites/default/files/mas/morocco_19-63.pdf
  8. Presumably all A400M operators were issued a safety directive to check for proper torque on these particular bolts. Just speculation, but it sounds like a mistake/oversight on the part of factory personnel that made it's way past QA.
  9. Loose bolts would appear to be a critical but easily corrected issue. Wonder if this aircraft is near the end of it's teething problems? https://thedefensepost.com/2019/11/13/germany-luftwaffe-refuses-delivery-airbus-a400m/
  10. Sounds like it would make a useful addition to the Luftwaffe: https://www.janes.com/article/92377/airbus-proposes-ecr-sead-eurofighter-emphasises-german-requirement
  11. Interesting name for an F-15J upgrade: https://www.dsca.mil/sites/default/files/mas/japan_19-65.pdf
  12. The only kit in 1/48 of the Tiger helicopter that seems to be available is the old Italeri from 1996 or so. Not sure which version it represents, but presumably it needs many updates to get it close to a modern version?
  13. Bell's candidate for the US Army's "Future Attack Recon Aircraft'". Even if it doesn't win the contract, it still looks pretty good. Reminds me of an update Comanche: https://www.bellflight.com/products/bell-360
  14. I suppose if North American can conceive, design, build, and fly the Mustang in five months time, this should be doable
  15. "Wildly optimistic" is the thought that comes to mind: https://www.defensenews.com/digital-show-dailies/2019/09/16/the-us-air-forces-radical-plan-for-a-future-fighter-could-field-a-jet-in-5-years/
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