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Rdaf Should Postpone The Purchase Of A New Fighter

Thu May 22, 2008 9:36 am

A note from the National Audit Office finds that the Airforce in the case of the helicopter purchase, early pointed out the EH-101 to be the favorite among three candidates. So far the same approach has been used to choose the fighter to replace the F-16's

"By selecting a candidate early in the process confines itself automatically in a significantly weaker bargaining position," says senior lecturer in economics at the Aarhus Business School Christian Bjørnskov.

The problem is that the RDAF apparently reused a contract layout from an earlier transport aircraft contract, and didn't have any external legal advice. Therefore they can't require compensation from AgustaWestland.


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RE: Rdaf Should Postpone The Purchase Of A New Fighter

Sat May 24, 2008 4:50 am

I may be missing something but how should this delay any fighter purchase?
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RE: Rdaf Should Postpone The Purchase Of A New Fighter

Sun May 25, 2008 1:43 pm

Some radical leftist politician is sure to call for a moratorium on military purchases until a full investigation has been performed, which takes years if not decades.
And no doubt someone's going to call for further budget cuts as well, causing the RDAF to not have the funds to buy new aircraft.
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