Jump to content
This site uses cookies! Learn More

This site uses cookies!

You can find a list of those cookies here: mysite.com/cookies

By continuing to use this site, you agree to allow us to store cookies on your computer. :)

Slater

Argentina selects FA-50

Recommended Posts

Need to find some money first

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, bentwaters81tfw said:

Need to find some money first

At least they are going for new ones apparently. That was one of the points of critics with all the previous attempts. 

Nobody lobbying against the sale?

No Britisch content? Ejection seats maybe? Something else?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not sure UK is in much of a position to be making demands of S Korea etc in current circumstances.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 7/27/2019 at 1:16 PM, Vlamgat9 said:

Not sure UK is in much of a position to be making demands of S Korea etc in current circumstances.

What do you mean?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 7/26/2019 at 6:48 PM, exdraken said:

At least they are going for new ones apparently. That was one of the points of critics with all the previous attempts. 

Nobody lobbying against the sale?

No Britisch content? Ejection seats maybe? Something else?

 

 

Seat on the T-50 is from Martin Baker. Although not guaranteed, the seat - as a means of saving life - is the sort of thing which wouldn't be instantly subjected to objections. The last time there was a ban on the MB seat for Argentina, it was the previous President (Kirchner) forbidding the use of an MB seat on the IA-63 upgrade. A Russian made seat was to be installed.

 

IIRC, the Mirages had MB seats which (unlike a lot of the A-4 seats in 1982) were fully serviceable as a result of ongoing maintenance.

 

Also, relations have improved slightly - the tragic loss of the sub in 2017 saw a Voyager taking kit to Argentina (the first RAF aircraft to land in the country since '82, I think), and members of the Submarine Rescue team went to Comodoro Rivadavia to assist the international group assembled in a bid to try to find the vessel.  We haven't yet got back to the point where the Argentines were starting to send occasional representatives to military courses in the UK (and I think at least one RAF officer did the Argentine Staff college), but sadly Mrs Kirchner's approach to diplomacy rather did for that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...