|Quoting LMP737 (Thread starter):|
Last month Defense Minister Ried made a verbal offer to buy up to 150 Rafale M for the Royal Navy. This of course would mean a big hit for the JSF. Can't say I blame them. With the way the DOD has screwed with the program if I were the British I would defenitly keep my options open as well.
|Quoting Spacepope (Reply 2):|
Seems to me the RN is just trying to put a little pressure on the US, espescially after the RR engine option got canned.
|Quoting A319XFW (Reply 3):|
Also an odd statement seeing as the Rafale is a competitor to the Typhoon (even though there is no naval version of that).
|Quoting GDB (Reply 7):|
Why? Because the US had broken wartime pledges to share the technology with the UK, who had provided a substantial input of top scientists, in the Manhatten Project.
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