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  • Spitfire9
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jul 2008
    • 2846

    Cautionary comment from editor of defense-aerospace.com:

    (EDITOR’S NOTE: The above Statement of Intent is a low-level way for Italy to collaborate on the UK’s Tempest program, and the way it was handled indicates that it does not fully meet the expectations of the British government.
    First of all, it is signed not by defense ministers but by their national armament directors, which clearly shows that it is of insufficient significance to warrant ministerial involvement.
    When Spain joined the French-German SCAF project, and even when Sweden reluctantly agreed to cooperate on the UK’s Tempest project, both agreements were signed by their respective defense ministers, which gave them a ministerial imprimatur that the Italian agreement sorely lacks.
    As BAE’s statement at bottom makes clear, it is Italian industry that is to join the Tempest program, while the government-to-government link to this program remains very generic.
    Consequently, the significance of the agreement should not be over-estimated, nor mistaken for Italy’s full commitment to joining Tempest.
    It is probable that Italy consented to sign the agreement as a means of providing some form of political cover to allow Italian industry (Leonardo Italy, Avio Aero, Elettronica, MBDA Italy etc.) to participate in Tempest, of which Leonardo’s UK subsidiaries are already full members.)
    https://www.defense-aerospace.com/ar...t-program.html

    Just need Japan to join and Tempest will look like a project which could get launched with commitments to 350+ aircraft (say UK x 150 Italy x 100 Sweden x 40 Japan x 100) a few years from now.
    Sum ergo cogito

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    • Porter
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Mar 2013
      • 18

      The document has been signed by general Falsaperna because the Lega/M5S government fell and the new one was engaged in the vote of confidence, therefore the minister was in charge only for current affairs and the new one did not yet have the confidence of the Senate but Guerini welcomed the agreement reached. The national armament director could never sign without the agreement of the new Minister moreover analysts agree that the Italian Air Force, industry and the same policy have chosen the Tempest team.

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      • panzerfeist1
        Rank 6 Registered User
        • Feb 2018
        • 415

        France will be in charge of the infrared systems, Japan will be in charge of the electronics. So which European country would be the best at making good aircraft engines that offer good ranges and speed?
        I thought the fall of western civilization was a tragedy, now I realize it's a comedy.

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        • Spitfire9
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Jul 2008
          • 2846

          Originally posted by panzerfeist1 View Post
          France will be in charge of the infrared systems, Japan will be in charge of the electronics. So which European country would be the best at making good aircraft engines that offer good ranges and speed?
          I think RR is the most capable in Europe but the engine would be made by a consortium alomg the lines of Eurojet, wouldn't it?
          Sum ergo cogito

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          • swerve
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Jun 2005
            • 13612

            Originally posted by panzerfeist1 View Post
            France will be in charge of the infrared systems, Japan will be in charge of the electronics. So which European country would be the best at making good aircraft engines that offer good ranges and speed?
            France? Why France? This is Tempest we're discussing. France isn't involved: it's got Germany & Spain to sign up to another planned aircraft. Leonardo (Italian-based with a big UK operation) does rather good IRST stuff.
            Juris praecepta sunt haec: honeste vivere, alterum non laedere, suum cuique tribuere.
            Justinian

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