Tag Archives: queen elizebeth

F-35 JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER ROLLER COASTER!: UK SETTLES ON F-35B, SUPER HELMET MAY WORK NOW, MORE UP-BEAT SPIN FROM PROGRAM BRASS, NAVY IN FANTASY-LAND OVER 6TH GENERATION FIGHTER WISHES

LOGIC PREVAILS! THE UK RE-SELECTS F-35B As predicted here since the day the news hit that the UK would switch their requirement for a carrier fighter from the F-35B to the F-35C the Cameron government and MoD have realized just … Read the rest of this entry

Filed in News, Opinon, The F-35 Saga | 7 Comments

A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION: PRIME MINISTER CAMERON WILL ALMOST CERTAINLY REVERT BACK TO THE F-35B

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2130612/Cameron-makes-humiliating-u-turn-future-Britains-aircraft-carriers.html#ixzz1sONp4r3U The UK Daily Mail and other major media outlets are reporting that Prime Minister David Cameron will almost certainly scrap his support for the country’s new aircraft carrier(s) to be outfitted with catapults and arresting gear in order to … Read the rest of this entry

Filed in News, Opinon, The F-35 Saga | Comment Now

US TO UNDERWRITE RISKS FOR UK’S “CATBAR” CARRIER, PLANS TO DEPLOY NAVAIR SQUADRON ABOARD

Thomas Harding over at The Telegraph wrote a great piece on the state of US-UK “carrier relations,” an area of great interest here at Aviationintel as I am sure you are aware. In his piece, linked below, there are certain … Read the rest of this entry

Filed in News, Opinon, The F-35 Saga | Comment Now

UK REEVALUATING IT’S DECISION TO PROCURE THE F-35C

As predicted here since the decision was made by the MoD to procure the conventional carrier optimized F-35C over the short takeoff and vertical landing F-35B, the MoD has since sobered up when it comes to the reality of how … Read the rest of this entry

Filed in News, Opinon, The F-35 Saga | 1 Comment

NEWS ROUNDUP MARCH 4th, 2012!

THE UK PREPARES FOR THE F-35C, YET MAY OPT FOR THE F-35B ONCE AGAIN The BBC takes us inside the UK’s F-35 simulator where RAF pilots and industry folks are becoming re-familiarized with “cat & trap” naval aviation. This simulator … Read the rest of this entry

Filed in News, Opinon, The F-35 Saga | 3 Comments

US TO WORK CLOSELY WITH UK ON CARRIER DESIGN, DEPLOYMENTS, AND…?

http://defense.aol.com/2012/01/06/us-and-uk-to-work-together-on-carrier-design-deployments/ I think this is a great idea, lending American expertise to the British, and visa-verse is a win-win for all involved. America may even be surprised by learning some new shipbuilding and design tricks in the process. Old habits … Read the rest of this entry

Filed in News, Opinon, The F-35 Saga | 8 Comments

UK’s Two Carriers In Question, Super Hornet Is The Answer To Their Problems

http://www.defencemanagement.com/news_story.asp?id=18127 It is becoming more clear now than ever that the UK can not afford two carriers, and even one may be a stretch under the current economic circumstances and total uncertainty surround the F-35 program. The MoD’s spastic planning nature is … Read the rest of this entry

Filed in News, Opinon, The F-35 Saga | 1 Comment

NEAR SIGHTED DECISIONS MAKE FOR A BLURRY FUTURE FOR THE UK’s FUTURE AIR COMBAT FORCES

It almost seems as if the UK political apparatus and MoD is self sabotaging its own efforts at maintaining an effective combat aviation force. As money is so tight and the F-35 is such and expensive wild card why not just purchase … Read the rest of this entry

Filed in News, Opinon | Comment Now

SHRINKING NAVY? WHY NOT SHRINK THE CARRIERS?!?

It started a year or so ago with Secretary Gates begging the question “Does America need 11 plus supercarriers when our competitors don’t even have one?” This was the beginning of the painful process of America rationalizing its military might. Now we are hearing … Read the rest of this entry

Filed in Essays, News, Opinon | 3 Comments