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by SAS A340
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump defends Rittenhouse who killed two people.
Replies: 197
Views: 7511

Re: White House occupant defends Rittenhouse who killed two people.

Seriously, the US must be the only country in the western world that a young boy can walk on a street with protesters with an AK-47 kind a like riffle on his back.

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by SAS A340
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German government concludes that Putin opponent Alexei Navalny was poisoned
Replies: 61
Views: 4888

Re: Putin Opponent Alexei Navalny Apparently Poisoned

Putin is more evil than the devil himself!

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by SAS A340
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So what will Biden do about China after he get elected?
Replies: 28
Views: 1248

Re: So what will Biden do about China after he get elected?

Hopefully keep presure on China and Russia, and make friends with the western countrys again. Trump is angry att everybody nowdays so Biden will have some restore work to do

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by SAS A340
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China Launches Mars Orbiter And Rover
Replies: 15
Views: 1095

Re: China Launches Mars Orbiter And Rover

So the Saudis first, then the Chines and within a week the USA.... who will gett there first?

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by SAS A340
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 42221

Re: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread

Tempest On Course to Be a Game-changer, Work on FCAS technology continues on a national basis, but the three partner nations are rapidly establishing a robust platform to merge efforts in the near future to kick-start the main development phase of the program. https://www.ainonline.com/sites/ainonli...

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by SAS A340
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 42221

Re: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread

Saab will open a new center for future fighter jet capability in the UK, according to a press release. The investment initially costs £50 million, equivalent to SEK 566 million, and is announced in light of Sweden's and the UK's Memorandum of Understanding of Future Combat Air Systems (FCAS). :bigt...

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by SAS A340
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 42221

Re: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread

Saab will open a new center for future fighter jet capability in the UK, according to a press release. The investment initially costs £50 million, equivalent to SEK 566 million, and is announced in light of Sweden's and the UK's Memorandum of Understanding of Future Combat Air Systems (FCAS). :bigth...

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by SAS A340
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Brazil Gripen E News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 19908

Re: Brazil Gripen E News and Discussion Thread

Deliveries to the Brazilian air force are scheduled to begin in 2021, with all combat aircraft to be delivered by 2024. https://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-wing/saab-starts-gripen-e-production-in-brazil/139180.article That is quite a lot of aircraft each year - 36 in 3 years. What will Brazil's FAL ...

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by SAS A340
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian arrested for giving military secrets to NATO countries
Replies: 5
Views: 538

Re: Russian arrested for giving military secrets to NATO countries

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Safronov
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This is very confusing.... I know Wikipedia isn't the most reliable source but, according to it, he fell out of a window at the 5,th floor and was berried in 2007? or is there several Ivan Safronov at Kommersant Vedomosti?.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Safronov

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by SAS A340
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 399
Views: 55789

Re: Airbus A320neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

I might have missed it, but is the raccon mask painted last, or is it a option?

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by SAS A340
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Brazil Gripen E News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 19908

Re: Brazil Gripen E News and Discussion Thread

A milestone reached today, congrats to Brazil :thumbsup: :checkmark: SAAB starts Gripen production in Brazil. Saab Aeronáutica Montagens (SAM), Saab's first aerostructures plant outside of Sweden for the new Gripen E/F fighter, reaches another important milestone with the start of production. This ...

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by SAS A340
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Brazil Gripen E News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 19908

Re: Brazil Gripen E News and Discussion Thread

A milestone reached today, congrats to Brazil :thumbsup: :checkmark: SAAB starts Gripen production in Brazil. Saab Aeronáutica Montagens (SAM), Saab's first aerostructures plant outside of Sweden for the new Gripen E/F fighter, reaches another important milestone with the start of production. This s...

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by SAS A340
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A330MRTT News, Orders, Production And Testing
Replies: 239
Views: 90291

Re: A330MRTT News, Orders, Production And Testing

And it landed on its base: Eindhoven AB. The new and the old: https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/sites/default/files/website_633x300/slider-miltair/a330_t-055_kdc10cjorisvanboven.jpg Some more pictures in the link . And a Nice video also :bigthumbsup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgZP_UMsB9U

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by SAS A340
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program
Replies: 162
Views: 43624

Re: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program

Well this would be an interesting turn of events, Turkey could be readmitted to the F-35 program as part of a US buy of the S-400 system. Not sure the Russians would be as keen… US could buy Turkey’s Russian-made S-400 under Senate proposal The U.S. would be able to buy Turkey’s Russian-made S-400 ...

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by SAS A340
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 779
Views: 47110

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

When nothing happens, and everything pretty much running it selfs, Trump takes the glory of IT ALL, but when things go bad, like now, he is pretty useless! He can always say that if it wasn´t for him, 3 million would have died, or 10 million.... the scary thing is that he´s getting away with it! He ...

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by SAS A340
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 42221

Re: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread

https://www.airway1.com/sweden-gives-green-light-to-substitute-for-gripen-fighter/?fbclid=IwAR3I_bayc-mRj3wR-4RP1MzEPW9oJcfHpHKuwZD3Y4HbVciyTZA7HbQJGV0 Gripen E is more than well equipped to take on missions until 6.gen. fighter jets arrive. SAAB does not have the muscle or economy to challenge the ...

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by SAS A340
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years on airliners.net
Replies: 36
Views: 1923

Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Time really does fly!

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by SAS A340
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote
Replies: 60
Views: 2709

Re: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote

Putin has stated that if possible, he may consider running again in the presidential election.... it's nothing but the world's largest o longest theater scene recorded by Putin himself

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by SAS A340
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 160
Views: 42881

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

With F-35 and cost of around $35 000/Hour airworthiness and 64 fighters... would make approx 10-11 flight hours/plane and month with that budget.....

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by SAS A340
Sun May 31, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military Crashes Discussion Thread - Part 2
Replies: 33
Views: 4309

Re: Russian Military Crashes Discussion Thread - Part 2

Seems like a high rate of losses within the daily operations in Russia...

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by SAS A340
Sat May 30, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump retweets: 'The only good Democrat is a dead Democrat'
Replies: 25
Views: 1748

Re: Trump retweets: 'The only good Democrat is a dead Democrat'

Jesus, I can imagine that tens of thousands of democrats have died in COVID 19 in the states the last months, that should make him happy then...... :tombstone: :crying:

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by SAS A340
Thu May 21, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Open Skies at risk? Trump looking to pull US out.
Replies: 3
Views: 1194

Re: Open Skies at risk? Trump looking to pull US out.

This will probably mean a less safe Europe.

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by SAS A340
Wed May 20, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sweden invites tenders for new phase 1 trainer
Replies: 46
Views: 3204

Re: Sweden invites tenders for new phase 1 trainer

Saab Signs Support Agreement for SK60 Extends support to 2025. I suppose this allows for procurement of a new trainer to be somewhat delayed. Coronavirus the culprit? We do not know what will happen to the rate of infection as European countries ease restrictions and we do not know what effect the ...

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by SAS A340
Thu May 14, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sweden invites tenders for new phase 1 trainer
Replies: 46
Views: 3204

Re: Sweden invites tenders for new phase 1 trainer

Sweden plans to partly replace the SK60s with the new phase 1 trainer and to later add a tactical trainer (T-7A). If true, the selected props probably will be like the Grob 120, and then use the SK60 for a couple of more years before entering to Gripen D for its advanced training, then replace the ...

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by SAS A340
Sun May 10, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sweden invites tenders for new phase 1 trainer
Replies: 46
Views: 3204

Re: Sweden invites tenders for new phase 1 trainer

Didn't Saab partner with Pilatus to offer the PC-21 as a replacement for the SK60's? If the Swedish requirement hinges around cost for acquisition and operation, then I don't see how the T-7 would fare well in that sort of situation; it would be too costly for unwanted extra performance. They did. ...

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by SAS A340
Fri May 08, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sweden invites tenders for new phase 1 trainer
Replies: 46
Views: 3204

Re: Sweden invites tenders for new phase 1 trainer

I have read almost anything available on this subject here in Sweden, from amateurs to experts and everybody talks about Turboprops. 20-25 units have been mentioned. It also seems that SAAB has some form of involvement in the swiss Pilatus and were agreed upon the time SAAB promoted the Gripen E to ...

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by SAS A340
Thu May 07, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Three Russian doctors mysteriously fall from hospital windows
Replies: 29
Views: 1536

Re: Three Russian doctors mysteriously fall from hospital windows

What's the odds of all these people who in some form criticize the Putin regime ends up leaning towards poorly maintenance or unlocked window on the 9.th floor? Must just be bad luck, right? Or good luck depends on the chosen perspective :lol: I miss a thumbs up button up on replies, but here you g...

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by SAS A340
Thu May 07, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Three Russian doctors mysteriously fall from hospital windows
Replies: 29
Views: 1536

Re: Three Russian doctors mysteriously fall from hospital windows

What's the odds of all these people who in some form criticize the Putin regime ends up leaning towards poorly maintenance or unlocked window on the 9.th floor? Must just be bad luck, right?

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by SAS A340
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Embraer KC-390 News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 193
Views: 47555

Re: Embraer KC-390 prospects

Too bad even for Boeing, think this was one of Boeing's better opportunities in 2020, but with all the problems Boeing has now with the kc-767, Max8... corona, the money is no longer available.

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by SAS A340
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Brazil Gripen E News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 19908

Re: Brazil Gripen E News and Discussion Thread

JAS 39 Gripen E/F is scheduled to initially replace FAB’s Mirage 2000C fighters (Not in service any longer), followed by the F-5EM and A-1M aircraft. A combined fleet of approx 100 fighters, if it means 100 Gripen,110? or 80 remains to be seen, but there will be more than 36. :wave:

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by SAS A340
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337585

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

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11 Norwegian 787 parked at Sola along with 16 737,s.....

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by SAS A340
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 2 Syrian su24s shot down by Turkey's f16s
Replies: 36
Views: 3124

Re: 2 Syrian su24s shot down by Turkey's f16s

Turkey having aprox 300 F-16 and one of Europe strongest army, having him in a corner could get really uggly, both Erdogan and Putin diktators with humungus egos and pride.

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by SAS A340
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program
Replies: 162
Views: 43624

Re: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program

Erdogan is clearly stressed if the EU refuses to send him more money, it's game over for him. He has F**** U** relations with EU, Nato, US and Russia treat him like dirt. The only thing left is those who seek a cheap holiday (tourists).... witch by the way he also threatened to send home in bodybags...

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by SAS A340
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 603
Views: 149694

Re: DY about to go bust?

DY await some relief money from Boeing... wish also ran out of money... tic tac..tic tac..

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by SAS A340
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 160
Views: 42881

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

Can it be read how many flight hours the Finns want from there future fighter during its service life and within there total cost of Euro 10 Billion? F-35A is expected to have approx 8000 flight hours/unit at around $30-40 000/Hour where 15% seems to be Engine (Propulsion), 35% for Systems and 50% f...

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by SAS A340
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US increases EU aircraft tariffs to 15%
Replies: 167
Views: 4638

Re: Updated: US to Impose Tariffs on EU Goods After WTO’s Airbus Ruling

I see 4 uggly years between US And Europe, were contrys has to look at other options to the US where there are some. Sadly.

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by SAS A340
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 795
Views: 123638

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Does anyone know when or if there is a way to see when the first SAS A333 will be repainted?

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by SAS A340
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan
Replies: 97
Views: 19774

Re: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan

We have to take news from Iran with a whole bucket of salt.... Did that Russian intelligence come before or after the crash?

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by SAS A340
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 160
Views: 42881

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

Doesn't Finland use arrest cables to stop there F-18 on runway strips today? They evaluate the F-35A, so guess it would be a parachute solution if chosen? I am no expert on Finnish roadbases or F-35 take-off capabilities, more than I recall the F-35A is built for traditional air force bases With con...

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by SAS A340
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 795
Views: 123638

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

What's causing the decline in Swedish economy? I read that here many times so I am curious especially since other Nordic economies seem to be doing quite ok. One explanation for the decline of domestic aviation by 9 percent in 2019 compared to 2018 is reduced to travel at work due to "busy doi...

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by SAS A340
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Brazil Gripen E News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 19908

Re: Brazil Selects Gripen E

Anyone got any info on how the design for a Gripen E trainer is progressing? Or how far Brazil has got in manufacturing/assembling Gripen E? I expect Brazil to order a lot more Gripen E but I wonder if an order will only be placed after the first locally produced aircraft come off the line. Gripen ...

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by SAS A340
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finland: The World's Youngest PM in Office and Women-Led Government
Replies: 17
Views: 735

Re: Finland: The World's Youngest PM in Office and Women-Led Government

Personally, I think the Swedish-Finnish dialect is the most beautiful in Sweden.... perhaps it's about time more Swedes learn Finnish ;) Congrats to your new PM, I am sure she will do a great job! :highfive:

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by SAS A340
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition
Replies: 82
Views: 14005

Re: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition

https://www.ainonline.com/sites/default/files/styles/ain30_fullwidth_large_2x/public/uploads/2019/12/gripen_e_dsc01682-1_.jpg?itok=udWF36mg&timestamp=1575626130 If so, first, they shouldn't even have invited SAAB to the competition from the beginning, second, the spec and performance of Gripen ...

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by SAS A340
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition
Replies: 82
Views: 14005

Re: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition

I am not Swiss but if I would be I'd support the Gripen E. Isn't this exactly what Switzerland needs? Small enough sized for mountain tunnels, capable, easy to maintain, fast turnaround air to air and air to ground capable, latest radar and US engine. Support available for the upcoming future. Not ...

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by SAS A340
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump calls Canadian PM Trudeau “Two-Faced”
Replies: 36
Views: 2012

Re: Trump calls Canadian PM Trudeau “Two-Faced”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsBOWSjOLsE (funny with Jimmy Kimmel ;))
I still don´t get it how he could end up being the President of the US..... comes to my mind at least once a week, and he is in for another 4 years.... :banghead: :crazy:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsBOWSjOLsE (funny with Jimmy Kimmel ;))
I still don´t get it how he could end up being the President of the US..... comes to my mind at least once a week, and he is in for another 4 years.... :banghead: :crazy:

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by SAS A340
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The first Gripen E for Swedish AF in the air
Replies: 7
Views: 1643

The first Gripen E for Swedish AF in the air

https://scontent-dus1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/78947093_3587536241319731_1517085309118971904_o.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_ohc=MeZ7mAYkphAAQk_5hkr1YRDfLpI1WjXbkoQIdkI8TqSM3N0xAJe0BJY_w&_nc_ht=scontent-dus1-1.xx&oh=cf6534527cd7a1719fc3eaa8e8eb41ab&oe=5E43080E The first unit for servi...

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by SAS A340
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 42221

Re: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon

Lets these countries involved sit down and have a couple of sessions together and see what they all can contribute with. A Eurofighter/Rafale/Gripen team could probably do pretty good things together I believe :)

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by SAS A340
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UAE for two more Saab GlobalEye
Replies: 2
Views: 798

UAE for two more Saab GlobalEye

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The UAE Ministry of Defense intends to buy two more GlobalEye airborne early warning planes from Swedish aerospace firm Saab, bringing the country’s total number of aircraft to five, officials announced on Tuesday at Dubai Airshow. Order value approx $1 Billion. Great n...

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by SAS A340
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 160
Views: 42881

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

I'd love to see Finland buy a mix of Typhoon tranche 3 and F35B. Would really be a step change for them and massively back down Russian aggression in the region. The saying in Finland is that they want as many flight hours as possible for there 10 billion Euro investment, having two relatively expe...

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