pardon me, should have called it finished design stageI probably wouldn't call it a finished product.
that is very trueIndonesia has already agreed to fund 20% of the cost.
IMO the issue is not with funding or technology. By South Korea's own estimates, they only posess ~60% of the necessary technology. Since the goal of the project has been upgraded to stealth capabilities, it's likely that SK will need to import or license a greater % of technology from abroad. South Korea is not under arms embargo and have access to US, EU, and Russian technologies.
What IS an issue of concern is if this project turns into another Mitsubishi F-2. If SK had to import the technology and pay high cost for the licensing, what would be the per unit cost of the aircraft, when R&D & licensing costs are added? Japan paid dearly for the imported technology and the F-2 ended up costing over $120 million each.
This part is especially hiiiiiiiilarious. A conspiracy to drive an Audi so people can take measurements? LOL!Some U.S. intelligence analysts are viewing the disclosure of the F-60 as an official leak by the Chinese military. Evidence for that view was one photo of the jet that shows an Audi A6 parked next to the truck transporting it. The parked Audi appears designed to provide foreign or domestic observers with a vehicle of known dimensions that will allow analysts to make calculations on the size and shape of the new jet.[/
They live in a cacoon.This part is especially hiiiiiiiilarious. A conspiracy to drive an Audi so people can take measurements? LOL!
Speaking of conspiracy, let's just say that it is a conspiracy on China's side. So why would China keep inciting the sentiment on the US's side that they should revive the F-22 program in addition to building lots more of F-35? Is China playing the trick that the US had played in bankrupting the USSR?
Well, the US did not need the F-22 to use against Libya, their 4th gen fighters were more than enough. In fact, against a country like Libya the F-22 is probably LESS EFFECTIVE than conventional 4th gens with bigger payloads and less downtime between sorties. Primary mission (not saying F-22 does not have great A2G capability) is air dominance, and frankly Libya could not put anything up in the air to be dominated. Increased survivability is also not an issue when the Libyans couldn't even touch the oldest aircraft in US service. More importantly, the US would like to keep the true capabilities of the F-22 as hidden from its rivals as possible. Iraq and Afghanistan has already given China and Russia a good look at the US's military capabilities, the last thing the US wants is to give these rivals a chance to study the capabilities of its newest and baddest toys.But they were not even confident enough to deploy it on Lybia, which would be such a safe bet to demonstrate its shock and awe power.
Sounds like a good plan. A cold war is much more humane than a hot one.Speaking of conspiracy, let's just say that it is a conspiracy on China's side. So why would China keep inciting the sentiment on the US's side that they should revive the F-22 program in addition to building lots more of F-35? Is China playing the trick that the US had played in bankrupting the USSR?