European Military News, Reports, Data, etc.

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    I think Polish helicopter manufacturing capacity is really underused.
    They should license a light or medium helicopter from somewhere else in NATO and manufacture it.
     
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    Today at 6:49 PM
    now this one:
    Poland to Procure four AW101 maritime helicopters for ASW and SAR Missions
    On April 8, 2019, the Polish Ministry of National Defense signed an offset package worth 395.882751 million zlotys (about $ 104 million) with Italian company Leonardo. This agreement precedes a procurement contract for four Leonardo Helicopters AW101 Merlin for the Polish Navy.
    it's https://www.navalnews.com/naval-new...aritime-helicopters-for-asw-and-sar-missions/
     
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    They already do. PZL-Mielec is the largest S70 production outside the US. They make fuselage and assemble S70i models.
    In 2007 is was acquired by Sikorsky aircraft who in turn were bought by Lockheed Martin.
     
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    here comes this (dated April 10, 2019)
    Exclusive: Germany sees 8.86 billion euro cost to operate Tornado jets to 2030 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...to-operate-tornado-jets-to-2030-idUSKCN1RM219
     
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    Those cost estimates seem kind of inflated to me.
    I would just scrap the Tornados and use the money to put more Eurofighters operational and upgrade them to a standard which allows air-to-ground operations.
    If the US complicates the certification of the B-61 bomb, which is just a plain old dumb bomb, just use the French ASMP-A.
     
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    Mar 4, 2019
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    Norwegian frigate HNOMS Helge Ingstad returns to water https://navaltoday.com/2019/04/15/norwegian-frigate-hnoms-helge-ingstad-returns-to-water/
     
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    probably
    Feb 18, 2015
    was the first time I criticized this thing, and maybe dozen times since then; now
    Germany finally accepts delivery of lead F125 frigate FGS Baden-Württemberg https://navaltoday.com/2019/04/30/g...y-of-lead-f125-frigate-fgs-baden-wurttemberg/
     
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    So they list because they lack capacity to ballast their structure properly??? that seems odd to have an issue like that in this day and age, on the other hand, shipbuilding is kind of a "lost art" isn't it???
     
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    the F125 is a warship-as-floating-prison "concept", LOL I admit internal spaces are huge:
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    another European achievement:
    https://elpais.com/internacional/2019/05/13/actualidad/1557772789_530388.html
    España retira la fragata ‘Méndez Núñez’ del grupo de combate de EE UU en el golfo Pérsico

    Robles ha ordenado que el buque, con 215 marineros, deje de acompañar al portaaviones ‘Abraham Lincoln’ ante la escalada de tensión con Irán 14 MAY 2019 - 16:27 CEST

    Spanish frigate breaks off from US carrier strike group heading for Strait of Hormuz https://navaltoday.com/2019/05/14/s...er-strike-group-heading-for-strait-of-hormuz/
     
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