"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Monday, October 13, 2008

Typhoon now to be used in air to ground support role ?

Lt Col Mark Kenyon who is the top guy with 2 Lancs tells me about his whizz bang ride as a passenger in a Typhoon with 29(R) Squadron.

This involved the simulated interdiction of a hostile aircraft from the runway at RAF Akrotiri.

" the feeling of speed was tremendous"

"2 Lancs will be relying on such aircraft to support them in the air to ground role in future operations "


Air to ground ?

They have a cannon which they cannot and won't use. They have dropped one single laser guided (Paveway) bomb - only with the help of another aircraft to "light" the target.

Are we going to soak the Taliban in air to ground missiles at £350K per throw ?

Very interesting article in Flight about the German experience with Typhooon / Eurofighter here


Man From Atlan said...

Doesn't matter what role they end up playing, the shareholders will do all right.

ziz said...

Expect to see Tranche III on e bay any day soon

(C) Very Seriously Disorganised Criminals 2002/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 - copy anything you wish