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#21 Dawes

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 1017 AM

Well, that didn't last long:

 

https://www.defensen...-for-f-16-jets/


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Posted 27 July 2019 - 1039 AM

JF-17 seems to be good bang for the buck.

Chinese are surely happy with that free ads from Paks.
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Posted 27 July 2019 - 1224 PM

Korean AF-50 fighters are now back in play for the Bulgarians, and are probably the favorite at this point. I do not like the maker, but I do like the implications.


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Posted 27 July 2019 - 1240 PM

The Korean T-50 series seems like it's becoming the "F-5 for the new century".


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Posted 27 July 2019 - 2038 PM

Well, that didn't last long:

 

https://www.defensen...-for-f-16-jets/

 

I realise a support package would be included, but isn't $1.67 Bn a lot of money for eight F-16s?


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Posted 28 July 2019 - 0618 AM

And first ones would only come in 2024....


Edited by bojan, 28 July 2019 - 0618 AM.

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 0621 AM

It highlights that the cost of procuring US systems is not cheap.

 

There is the beginning of some interesting work by Francis Tusa (in his Defence Analysis monthly) which suggest that the US sells its systems at prices which vary more than the cost-per-litre of Coca-Cola.

 

Of course, the level of support included in various headline sale values is rarely the same, but the unit price of sales of similar numbers and capability variants can be so different as to be inexplicable. This applies across all types of FMS - particularly interesting are the costs of Patriot to the various nations who have bought it, and comparing that with SAMP/T, for example.


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Posted 28 July 2019 - 0628 AM

It highlights that the cost of procuring US systems is not cheap.

 

There is the beginning of some interesting work by Francis Tusa (in his Defence Analysis monthly) which suggest that the US sells its systems at prices which vary more than the cost-per-litre of Coca-Cola.

 

Of course, the level of support included in various headline sale values is rarely the same, but the unit price of sales of similar numbers and capability variants can be so different as to be inexplicable. This applies across all types of FMS - particularly interesting are the costs of Patriot to the various nations who have bought it, and comparing that with SAMP/T, for example.


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#29 Dawes

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 0829 AM

In the price was also included "facilities and construction support". Not certain how extensive that would have been.


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Posted 28 July 2019 - 1147 AM

It sounds like something a car dealer would add on to a sticker price in various ways. 


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