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To: Lower Deck

If you don’t want to pony up the (extreme) money which the F-35 has boondoggled into, I’d just as soon grab a Grippen over the Rafale. I’d say it’s appreciably better bang for the buck.


7 posted on 03/06/2014 10:47:09 AM PST by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: drbuzzard
If you don’t want to pony up the (extreme) money which the F-35 has boondoggled into, I’d just as soon grab a Grippen over the Rafale. I’d say it’s appreciably better bang for the buck.

Canada has long preferred two engines as a safety measure, given the severe weather and the fact that the sheer size of the country puts a lot of distance between airfields. That puts the Rafale one up on the Gripen. When the F-35 buy was announced that was one of the criticisms raised, along with the price and the fact that the darned thing doesn't work very well.

13 posted on 03/06/2014 3:17:21 PM PST by Lower Deck
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