Harriers good to go until 2030

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Unread post17 Apr 2012, 00:32

"Naval Air Systems Command has done a structural analysis of the Harriers’ airframes and concluded that the jets will be good, with plenty of maintenance, to fly through 2030, said Rear Adm. Donald Gaddis, the Navy’s program executive officer for tactical aviation during the Navy League’s annual Sea, Air, Space conference in National Harbor, Md."

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Unread post17 Apr 2012, 23:16

Structurally sound, but obsolete. Maybe they can sell them to someone who can't afford the F-35B.
Einstein got it backward: one cannot prevent a war without preparing for it.
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Unread post18 Apr 2012, 01:56

Why sell? They're already buying old ones form the UK.
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Unread post18 Apr 2012, 02:41

count_to_10 wrote:Structurally sound, but obsolete. Maybe they can sell them to someone who can't afford the F-35B.


Still useful as Libya has shown. It will be a while before enough Bs become available.
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Unread post18 May 2012, 05:19

count_to_10 wrote:Maybe they can sell them to someone who can't afford the F-35B.

Like the US?

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