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Eads Desperately Sought Eurofighter Deal  
User currently offlinemffoda From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1067 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 11 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5323 times:

The thread I posted before was deleted...

So here we go again... There is an article on Defense News regarding the Title above..

The article accuses EADS of bribes regarding the Austrian Eurofighter deal.

http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=7571746&c=EUR&s=AIR

I was looking for additional information on the subject by Googling the News source in order to get a feel for the reporting... without much success.

So, my question is has anyone seen this published in another source? Or have another link to "Format magazine"?


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User currently offlineconnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5282 times:

I wouldn't sweat the Austrian deal too much, it was pretty small (15 frames maybe?). The real op for doing the nasty in the sales area would be for India's MMRCA program, something like 126 a/c involved. And maybe Japan.


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User currently offlineTripleDelta From Croatia, joined Jul 2004, 1120 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 1 day ago) and read 4785 times:
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Quoting connies4ever (Reply 1):
(15 frames maybe?).

12 actually. The initial order was for 15 airframes, but changes in the political structure of Austria had almost led to the whole order being cancelled - until someone worked out that the penalties alone would cost the country more than the aircraft themselves. A deal was then agreed with EADS for a reduction to 12 airframes. Our Austrian friends will be able to fill in many more details on the whole issue  .



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User currently offlinegarysted From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4396 times:

Gents,

The original quantity is correct. 15 Tranche one airframes were delivered to Austria (7L-WA to 7L-WO inclusive). The order was dropped from 18 to 15, not 15 to 12.

Gary


User currently offlineptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3906 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4374 times:

Maybe a fighter deal without bribes would be news.

Peter 



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User currently offlineredflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4315 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4240 times:

Quoting ptrjong (Reply 4):
Maybe a fighter deal without bribes would be news.

  

That is rich...and sadly, probably all too true.  



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User currently offlineTripleDelta From Croatia, joined Jul 2004, 1120 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4210 times:
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Quoting garysted (Reply 3):
The original quantity is correct. 15 Tranche one airframes were delivered to Austria (7L-WA to 7L-WO inclusive). The order was dropped from 18 to 15, not 15 to 12.

I stand corrected  .



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User currently offlinewvsuperhornet From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4002 times:

The troubles with the F-35 program this may have to be a viable options for the aussie's. I don't blame them if they woud look elsewhere, I wish the US would do the same.

User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30641 posts, RR: 84
Reply 8, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3906 times:
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Quoting wvsuperhornet (Reply 7):
The troubles with the F-35 program this may have to be a viable options for the aussie's. I don't blame them if they woud look elsewhere, I wish the US would do the same.

While the Air-to-Ground role of the Eurofighter is maturing, Australia already operates the F/A-18 and F/A18F so I would expect them to add more F/A-18Fs should they decide to dance their F-35A order.


User currently offlineptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3906 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3865 times:

Quoting wvsuperhornet (Reply 7):

Er, it's about Austria  



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User currently offlinemffoda From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1067 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3847 times:

Quoting ptrjong (Reply 9):
Er, it's about Austria  
http://www.airliners.net/uf/view.fil...593&filename=1315510380YKJ98E.jpeg



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User currently offlinewvsuperhornet From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3773 times:

Quoting ptrjong (Reply 9):
Er, it's about Austria

ooops!!! Well then austria should be better off with the eurofighter then, but so wouldnt australia..lol


User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3620 times:

Austria's test pilots did like Typhoon best and suggested the acquisition of Saab's Gripen purely for financial reasons, knowing very well that Austria doesn't really need a fighter like the EF Typhoon. Perhaps some people got bribed, but the pilots are certainly happy.


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User currently offlinemffoda From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1067 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3615 times:

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 12):
but the pilots are certainly happy.

The pilots would be happy to fly anything newer then the F-5! And, perhaps you might have twice as many happy Gripen pilots?  



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