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by art
Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 35
Views: 1851

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

I am curious about this: data about positive tests are released by many countries but I have not noticed the numbers broken down into infection of unvaccinated people and infection of fully vaccinated people. Would it not be a good idea to do so? For example, in UK around 67% of the population is fu...

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by art
Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 35
Views: 1851

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

With reference to England/UK: ... But as you said, we apparently started doing boosters and vaccinations in schools this week, we have the figures in for Monday to Wednesday and they haven't moved really. I appreciate there will be a ramp up, but still. The NHS England stats I log have not yet been ...

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by art
Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 35
Views: 1851

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

@BaconButty Can you shed any light on the England daily rate of vaccine administration (7 day avg) dropping about 87% between end-May and now? Figures: May 27th - 514K ; Sep 22nd - 67K Has the mass vaccination infrastructure been largely dismantled? If not, why is the number of daily jabs so tiny? Y...

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by art
Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 35
Views: 1851

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

I am of the perception vaccine production is the most critical bottleneck at this time. Is it though? According to the JHU dashboard vaccinations peaked at 45 million doses/day/28day average, and is now down to 34 million/day. That would rather imply that the logistics of getting the vaccine into a...

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by art
Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 254
Views: 78472

Re: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/tempest ... s-forward/
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DSEI 2021 – The Tempest flight test aircraft programme will see a Boeing 757-200 completely overhauled, turning it into a flying testbed for the technology that will go into the UK’s future fighter ‘Tempest’.


https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/tempest ... s-forward/

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by art
Mon Sep 06, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 349
Views: 52351

Re: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets

Back to costs. US politicians are not happy with F-35A: On Monday, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., unveiled his “chairman’s mark” of the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act, which included provisions that would pose affordability constraints on how many F-35s th...

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by art
Wed Sep 01, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Brazil Gripen E News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 98
Views: 28783

Re: Brazil Gripen E News and Discussion Thread

Saab need to sell more Gripens for it to be a solid competitor. With only Brazil as a customer for the E and no one else in sight, anyone who thinks Finland will choose Gripen is deluded, it isn't competing against F-16V. India may want to export Tejas but who would want a piece of that mess right ...

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by art
Wed Sep 01, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 349
Views: 52351

Re: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets

Has the Swiss government gone ahead in confirming on this basis:

Seller: "We guarantee xyz."
Buyer: "just what we wanted. We'll buy it on that basis."
Seller: "Brilliant but just remember we don't guarantee to honour the guarantee."

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by art
Tue Aug 31, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Brazil Gripen E News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 98
Views: 28783

Re: Brazil Gripen E News and Discussion Thread

Yes for Lockheed, Supercruise requirement for the ATF program is at least Mach 1.5, but since then a lot of aircraft have claimed a lower level of Supercruise, I think Typhoon says Mach 1.4, Rafale says Mach 1.3, Gripen Demo aircraft (modified Gripen D) claimed Mach 1.2 back in 2009. I was wonderin...

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by art
Tue Aug 31, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Brazil Gripen E News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 98
Views: 28783

Re: Brazil Gripen E News and Discussion Thread

Hello all, may I ask if there are more details regarding the Gripen E's supercruise capability. So far the most concrete evidence of this was when the demo aircraft achieved Mach 1.2 in 2009, but if I'm not mistaken, that was a Gripen D, I believe the E is a bit more different. Thank you Gripen E h...

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by art
Tue Aug 31, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 254
Views: 78472

Re: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread

UK Forces TV looking at Tempest man/machine task responsibility configuration research... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rx-Rey3bA-M&t=838s A speculative look at Tempest from a somewhat quirky presenter. Includes RR video... Jump to 2m0s to avoid video intro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCf1...

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by art
Sat Aug 28, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206756

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Except that the vaccine ISN'T saving lives. This current Delta variant has just as many vaccinated in the hospital as unvaccinated only it isn't advertised. Delta is circumventing this vaccine but they will never admit it. I know it is not as easy as it seems but in the UK more vaccinated are dying...

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by art
Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206756

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

I've been logging UK COVID-19 data since it started here. worldometers each day publishes inter alia (a) total infections to date (b) deaths to date (c) recoveries to date; When I look at UK data I find that recoveries value is ~ 80% of infections value. Totals to date: Infections - 6,666,399 Recove...

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by art
Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206756

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-58347434 Another report confirming the high benefit/risk ratio of the vaccine (AZ in this case). So, more evidence showing that blood clotting problems are about 10 times more likely in people who become infected with COVID-19 than in people receiving vaccination. I ...

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by art
Sun Aug 22, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206756

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Here is a great article from the BBC which came out yesterday and has interesting expert insights on what the course of action regarding Covid should be going forward, now that the vast majority of the population has some form of immunity (in the UK at least). https://www.bbc.com/news/health-582700...

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by art
Fri Aug 20, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206756

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

If and when we get a booster shot this fall/winter, will it simply be another dose of this existing vaccine from Pfizer/Moderna/JJ? Or will the booster shot have more mRNA specifically designed to tackle new and emerging variants such as Delta, Omega, Lambda etc? Also, what is the status on these &...

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by art
Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Second tier advanced fighter projects news and discussion
Replies: 213
Views: 54085

Re: Second tier advanced fighter projects news and discussion

Indonesian aerospace engineers are returning to South Korea to resume work on the KF-21 Boramae / IF-X ..... https://www.flightglobal.com/defence/jakarta-reaffirms-interest-in-kf-21/if-x-engineers-returning-to-korea/145049.article This suggests that counterpart Indonesian development funding is for...

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by art
Wed Aug 11, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206756

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

The vaccines do not fulfill any civic duty, as they do not stop spread and it is questionable whether they have a big impact on reducing deaths... I don't accept that at all. Public Health England data suggests that being double vaccinated reduces the risk of being hospitalised with the now-dominan...

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by art
Sun Aug 08, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42470

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Medecins Sans Frontieres will treat both sides without any questions asked, they just see the person. Do the Taliban just see a doctor? Or an infidel offering medical help to them but also aiding and abetting their misguided muslim enemy? I am interested in Indian military aviation. A few days ago ...

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by art
Sun Aug 08, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206756

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Approved vaccines will be the interesting one, of the developed countries the USA is the only one who has not approved AZ, the Caribbean for the most part have AZ distributed by Covax and the UK, so it will be interesting to see if the Biden administration does implement a vaccine policy for inboun...

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by art
Fri Aug 06, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42470

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Medecins Sans Frontieres does such good work in that area, great respect. It might become too dangerous for them to continue their work. They often stay providing medical help when others leave, accepting the risks, paying the price. Started sponsoring them long ago. https://www.doctorswithoutborde...

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by art
Thu Aug 05, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206756

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

The issue is long haul symptoms. The list of 3rd jabs is growing: Israel Germany UK Indonesia UAE In my opinion AZ, J&J, Sinopharm, and SinoVac need a booster now as well as medical staff and vulnerable even with mRNA. If medical have a breakthrough, they infect the vulnerable. I know the FDA h...

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by art
Tue Aug 03, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206756

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Why are we expecting "triage" and "death and destruction" in Arkansas? There was no such thing in the UK, where cases are already dropping each day, and deaths never increased much compared to previous waves. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/world/united-kingdom-covid-ca...

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by art
Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42470

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

I think the prognosis is not good for Afghanistan. I am not very well informed but with the US and other countries leaving the taliban are likely to take control of most if not all of the country. I understand that the TTP 'offshoot' of the taliban shelters near Pakistan and has designs on taking co...

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by art
Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42470

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

It's depressing but also...what is the alternative? We were there for 20 years, after going in with *zero* plan for nation building once we toppled the Taliban the first time. Makes you re-think about our foreign strategies and policies. What did we learn here? What did our soldiers die for, what a...

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by art
Sat Jul 31, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 254
Views: 78472

Re: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread

What would you like UK (and France) to do? Work together to build complimentary products not competing products. Splitting up a small market with competing products means everyone loses. Duplication of research and development costs and economy of scales reduces. Agree entirely. I think that one of...

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by art
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 11965

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

All round respect for most things is certainly diminishing in the world as a whole. Little if anything is taught on the subject in schools these days, and that is where you need to get them if things are gonna change for the better. :( Where do quotes like this come from? Seriously. Schools have co...

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by art
Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 254
Views: 78472

Re: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/british ... e-funding/
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Tempest enters concept and assessment phase.

The Ministry of Defence has awarded a contract worth approximately £250m to progress the design and development of Tempest, the UK’s Future Combat Air System (FCAS).


https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/british ... e-funding/

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by art
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206756

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Jab everything above 70 and people working on the IC a third time, but inoculate the rest of the world before spending those resources on rich people. I go along with that on ethical grounds. I'm not too sure about others. An awful lot of people seem to prefer the me, me, me option - protect me, my...

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by art
Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206756

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

The Delta wave is now receding in the UK. I estimate that the peak of the mortality rate should happen in the next few days (it usually trails the infection peak by about 2 weeks). So far, the daily death rate stands at around 60~70 compared to 1000+ at the same time during the last wave (before ma...

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by art
Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 254
Views: 78472

Re: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread

I agree 100%, it's just typical British arrogance to throw out a term like "first 6th generation fighter" when they have yet to master ANY of the technologies required for such a platform, and historically they've struggled to design, develop and (most of all) MARKET or procure a major de...

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by art
Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House Adopts Afghan Helpers’ Visa Bill 407-16, 16 GOP Vote No
Replies: 16
Views: 1161

Re: House Adopts Afghan Helpers’ Visa Bill 407-16, 16 GOP Vote No

Good to hear. Pretty shameful that some politicians were content for people who had helped their country to risk death rather than to offer them timely asylum.

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by art
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206756

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Lambda has been found in UK. A few cases, all imported. How does Lamda fare in competition with Delta? Is there any data? Is the efficacy of existing vaccines against Lamda known yet?

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by art
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 349
Views: 52351

Re: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition

The F-35 is even cheaper than a single engine Cessna when you take into account air to air capability per dollar. No joke. A thousand Cessna aircraft will be less capable than a single F-35. Are you suggesting that the cheapest aircraft should win regardless of capability per dollar? Or are you sug...

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by art
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC
Replies: 58
Views: 3716

Re: Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC

Not American and I have never heard of this person. I read through the first posts here but I'm confused about this person. Was this person born with XX or XY chromosomes? Has this person been physically amended from nature's physical sexual identity? Or has this person chosen to be seen as someone ...

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by art
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206756

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Did you come across hesitancy numbers by race and age group? There are several story lines, but they don't add up. Hesitancy is high among Republicans, African Americans and young. Doesn't make sense. Study published in Lancet July 19 of vaccine hesitancy in UK health care workers shows big differe...

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by art
Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 349
Views: 52351

Re: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition

The evaluation versus Gripen E by Norway was a joke, wasn't it? Conclusion was that Gripen E would cost more than F-35. The F-35 is even cheaper than a single engine Cessna when you take into account air to air capability per dollar. No joke. A thousand Cessna aircraft will be less capable than a s...

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by art
Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 349
Views: 52351

Re: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition

The operating cost of the F-35 is very high for Norway. A simple air policing mission of Iceland, cost 4 times as much as it would with F-16's. Remember LM telling us 20 years ago that F-35 would offer far more than F-16 (true) at roughly the same cost (not true)? I never believed the cost claim.Th...

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by art
Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Long Covid' news and discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 2922

Re: 'Long Covid' news and discussion

UK publishes figures (a) for total number of people infected since COVID-19 appeared (b) for total number of people who have recovered after being infected. I notice that the total recovered number is much lower than the total infected number, viz 5.47 million infected, 4.04 million recovered. Allow...

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by art
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206756

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

worldometers predicts about 100 times as many daily infections in UK mid-September as we had in mid-May. Does not seem at all likely to me, albeit who am I to predict the level? Mid-May was around 3K a day, prediction for mid-September is around 300K a day. US infections are projected to rise but at...

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by art
Sun Jul 18, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206756

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Another experiment here in the England: from tomorrow all legal restrctions on people except 1 are lifted - you must legally isolate if notified on your phone that you have been in the same place as an infected person. Not sure if that applies to people who have been fully vaccinated. What people ar...

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by art
Sun Jul 18, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206756

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

This idea of getting people vaccinated 3 times to give better immunity: I hear that the fewer people who catch the virus, the smaller the opportunity for mutation of the virus. I presume that a third jab lowers the chance of contracting the virus, so the chance of mutation is reduced. A mutation aga...

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by art
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Russian Fighter Jet
Replies: 120
Views: 14320

Re: New Russian Fighter Jet

I am sure that Vietnam will be very interested in this new fighter. If the Su-22 would be retired in the next 10 years so VPAF's fleet only consists of Su-27SK/UBK, Su-30MK2, and potentially Su-35S and Su-57E/M which are all heavy fighters, we need a light fighter for low-intensity patrol and close...

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by art
Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary
Replies: 102
Views: 12014

Re: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary

A showdown in the Texas House was locked into place Tuesday after the chamber voted overwhelmingly to send law enforcement after Democrats who left the state a day earlier in protest of a GOP priority elections legislation. More than 50 House Democrats left Monday for Washington, D.C., to deny the ...

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by art
Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206756

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

UK got Delta first in Europe so these figures might give a guide to how the infection will spread elsewhere in Europe and the world. England rolling 7 day average confirmed infections June 01 - 03,304 08 - 05,429 15 - 07,468 22 - 10,181 29 - 17,616 July 06 - 26,327 13 - 33,227 % population vaccinat...

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by art
Fri Jul 16, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206756

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

UK got Delta first in Europe so these figures might give a guide to how the infection will spread elsewhere in Europe and the world. England rolling 7 day average confirmed infections June 01 - 03,304 08 - 05,429 15 - 07,468 22 - 10,181 29 - 17,616 July 06 - 26,327 13 - 33,227 % population vaccinate...

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by art
Sat Jul 10, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belgium Urgently Recalls Ambassador to South Korea Over Wife's Behavior
Replies: 8
Views: 879

Re: Belgium Urgently Recalls Ambassador to South Korea Over Wife's Behavior

Sounds like a case of "entitlement" more than anything else. I presume she has diplomatic immunity, so it seems to have gone to her head. Certainly the ambassador's position is untenable. Her diplomatic immunity was revoked by the Belgian Foreign Office leaving her open to prosecution in ...

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by art
Fri Jul 09, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206756

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

In countries with nearly all willing people are now vaccinated (say, for argument, 75%) would it not be useful now to start releasing data showing the hospitalisation rates of fully vaccinated people who contract COVID-19 versus the hospitalisation rates of unvaccinated people who contract COVID-19?...

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by art
Fri Jul 09, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 349
Views: 52351

Re: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets

Aesma wrote:
These future billions matter a lot for Switzerland though, since they're "promised" a certain price and certain operating costs, that are not going to materialize.


What remedy will Switzerland have if F-35 costs are above the 'promised' costs?

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