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Are we now seeing 6 FA50s as the direct replacement for the 6 CAS aircraft?

Taking Scarborough - done that already: No reaction.
Construction on Scarborough perhaps?
Construction on Benham?
Or are we forever moving the goalposts back until it's at the 12 mile limit?
Where do we draw the line?

It would appear that it's standard on the FA50s. The T50s don't have them and don't need them for the training mission.

Do anyone know what the pod-like protrusion on PAF FA50 002  is?
Front facing radar warning receiver

Military History / Re: Multple Ejector Racks (MER) of the F-8
« on: February 08, 2017, 04:10:22 AM »
What just as interesting are the 5 inch zuni pods on the upper left of that picture.  Those pods can be carried by the OV-10s. 

General Discussion / Re: FA-50PH's first combat mission?
« on: January 30, 2017, 10:51:05 PM »
From a shoulder tap:

The FA50 usage was not supposed to come out, and the AFP is now doing damage control and spinning it their way.

I have a feeling that the AFP did not want to publicize the use of the FA50s to keep them distant from possible bans on further weapons acquisitions due to possible HR violations that may get tacked on it.
It will endanger the CAS (Super tuc et al) acquisition too. After all, if you can use it now, why get CAS at all?  Not my thinking of course but others do think that.

Does this signal a shift in our Strategic planning?  Going with the Vietnamese model perhaps?

If there is one platform that could put a serious kink in Chinese plans, it would be submarines.  Even 1 operational one would seriously drain their resources at countering it.  Even if we did not get any missiles for our surface ships. 

Don't the Tarlacs have dual points too?

Videos & Images / Re: AW-109 in action
« on: November 30, 2016, 10:58:36 AM »
You would think that they would use this at night to take advantage of the new flir set up.

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