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  1. gelgoog
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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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    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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