New British jets can’t land on aircraft carriers

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  1. JAISWAL

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    Fifty new fighter jets bought by Britain from US at a cost of five billion pounds (over USD 7 billion) cannot land on aircraft carriers because of a faulty hook that snags the war planes.The 50 Joint Strike Fighter jets were bought by the Royal Navy from US defence contractor Lockheed Martin, The Sun reported.
    The jets have a hook underneath which catches a wire on the ship’s deck to stop them when they land.
    But papers leaked from the Pentagon said the hook was too close to the jet’s wheels to work.
    Eight simulated landings have been carried out, and they all reportedly failed.

    The aircraft would now need a major redesigning or could even be scrapped.
    The daily said the defence ministry’s aircraft carrier replacement programme has been rocked by catastrophes.
    The National Audit Office said the cost of two ships could reach 10 billion pounds.
    The HMS Queen Elizabeth will not enter service till 2020, while the HMS Prince of Wales is scheduled to enter a year later.
     
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    So maybe it was good after all that India did not go for the F 35 then.
     
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    Navy is still interested in F 35C variant, but its good that they caught the mistake now rather than later, It would be good for the IN to get 2 squadrons for IAC2 even if it has to pay 130 million a peace it is still worth it as India has not paid anything in developmental costs..
     
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    I would like to see more details, this is a fundamental mistake.
     
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    Yes, it is a fundamental mistake, but after total investment of about 50bn and so much time they had made such a silly mistake which would have be sorted out during design phase not on testing and limited production phase.
     
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    In due course it will be rectified.

    One cannot shove money down the drain!
     
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    It's Better not Risk money on F-35's , Navy has already made it clear that it is not considering F-35
    When it Comes to IAC-2 - A possible CATOBAR Carrier which will see service only after 2020 - I Would say N-Rafale Fits the Bill for N-MMRCA or go for Development of N-EFT and we can Consider Naval version of Pak-fa Later on
     
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    And we are drooling about EADS built planes (which was selcted after Lockheed and Boeing didn't able to comply to conditions laid by us for consultancy)[quote U.S. Industry Hit By LCA Clearance Problem | AVIATION WEEK /quote] Link, the same one who have been hired as consultants for LCA under carriage design and flight envelop opening (as some of us whine as in competent ADA and HAL is)

    What an irony
     
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    After the cracked bulk head reports last year now they have another major little detail over looked before induction. I wonder how the week bulk head issue was sorted out in the first place!
     

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