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Eads Desperately Sought Eurofighter Deal  
User currently onlinemffoda From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1071 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5394 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 (3 years 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5353 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, 1123 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4856 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, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 week 6 days ago) and read 4467 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, 3944 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4445 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, 4327 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4311 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, 1123 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4281 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, 517 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4073 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, 30986 posts, RR: 86
Reply 8, posted (3 years 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3977 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, 3944 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (3 years 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3936 times:

Quoting wvsuperhornet (Reply 7):

Er, it's about Austria  



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User currently onlinemffoda From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1071 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3918 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, 517 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3844 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, 7957 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3691 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 onlinemffoda From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1071 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3686 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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