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I note there's no timeline of its development and introduction? It could be another 15 years away, before all the "bugs" are sorted out?

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1 hour ago, onetrack said:

I note there's no timeline of its development and introduction? It could be another 15 years away, before all the "bugs" are sorted out?

Who’d want the responsibility of ordering major defence assetts to be put on line even five years ahead?
Defensive weapons are evolving so fast your new toy could be a cooked goose. Just look at how many advanced attack helicopters the Russians have lost in the last two months.

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On 11/6/2022 at 8:55 PM, Old Koreelah said:

Who’d want the responsibility of ordering major defence assetts to be put on line even five years ahead?
Defensive weapons are evolving so fast your new toy could be a cooked goose. Just look at how many advanced attack helicopters the Russians have lost in the last two months.

My favourite example of that was the Avro Vulcan (a beautiful looking aircraft). It was designed to fly high and (relatively) slow, on the basis that it was too high to be shot down. Then, not long after it was introduced, Gary Power’s U2 was shot down over the USSR, and the Vulcan became obsolete overnight. The only service it ever saw was one bombing run on the Falklands/Malvinas. 

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