With all due respect, the pilot's don't have a say in it. The former pilots may have a say but, these days, it's the politicians (who could forget them?) and the bean counters who have the final word.
The F-22 is the dog's danglies and it's lucky that it won't be exported for many years, if ever. The Typhoon, on the other hand, is a SERIOUSLY capable aircraft that will have an operational 'nasty' air to ground capability within a short space of time.
The French equipment is also seriously potent. However, you need to remember that the biggest cost of any of these systems is not the purchase cost, but the training cost. Fifteen years ago, the cost of an aircraft (and its associated ground equipment) was only the same cost as training ten pilots. You can imagine how low that proportion is now (excluding 'special' aircraft like the F-22). Aircraft are relatively cheap, compared with the cost of training the people to use and maintain it. The 'Smart Procurement' policy that the UK MoD now uses means that it is not an 'aircraft' that is bought; it is a 'weapon system' that includes everything from the aircraft, simulators, spares etc. to the maintenance trainers, spares management software, in service support etc. To do this with an existing structure and procedures is relatively easy. To do this with new equipment, companies and Nations (even language) can be very problematic.
The US (Boeing in particular) upset a lot of nations with the restrictions on upgrades and the cost of maintenance for export products. It is likely (IMHO) that the export market is likely to turn to other, more 'customer-friendly' nations for future supplies that are almost as potent.
I am also sure that Turkey's decision will be based more on politics than anything else. I reckon that they will get a true 21st Century 5th Generation fighter (Typhoon) with ground attack capability.
That said, Dassault has taken the European lead for UCAVs with the Neuron programme which will lead, within 15 years (I predict) to them being the main 'European' (with the involvement of Sweden, Italy, Greece and several others) UCAV manufacturer. They have vision, finance and a good head start on the competition and, unless the French government and/or anti-French feelings get in the way, they have an excellent chance of being the European lead for the commercial 'fight' with Boeing and the rest of the US UCAV market. The UK has its own FOAS programme, but so few details are available that no real assessment can be made.
In summary, the Typhoon is today's new multi-role (fighter/ground attack) aircraft for the export market. However, tomorrow belongs to the UAV. As the UK's Watchkeeper programme (which uses an Israeli airframe and other bits) has already shown, both the near and distant future should show breaks in the traditional USA/Europe split in the industry. Once Russia gets off it proverbial behind and China finally shows its hand in the public forum, things could get even more interesting...
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