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araberuni

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The UK lead tempest fighter program taking shape as Sweden joins the program as a partner. BAE Systems remains the prime contractor followed by Rolls-Royce, Leonardo UK arm, Saab Defense and MBDA UK arm joins the program. Tempest would be another icon like Spitfire.
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Jura

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Apr 3, 2018
what's funny
14 years after opting out
they rush: "The MoD chose 5:30 p.m. on Easter Saturday to announce its controversial intention not to hold a competition to procure an 8x8 for the new Army strike brigades being forming as part of a wider restructuring plan. Instead, the U.K. will take a significant step towards buying the German-built vehicle in a single source deal."
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(I meant 'funny' as in 'humorous', not 'funny' as in 'nefarious')
while now
British Army’s Boxer proposal faces top-level scrutiny
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Jura

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noticed through a British site

(US Air Force inks deal with Raytheon on Windows 10 (and other) support for ARSE
Two countries separated by a common language
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),

at first first thought it was a prank, but indeed you may find Alpha Romeo Sierra Echo bid by searching
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thought the Pentagon was great in creating acronyms
 

TerraN_EmpirE

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thought the Pentagon was great in creating acronyms
Backronym. An Acronym is where you take what it’s called and break it down into a word by accident. The Military often uses Backronyms where they choose the word then tailor the long naming to match it.
 

Jura

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Backronym. An Acronym is where you take what it’s called and break it down into a word by accident. The Military often uses Backronyms where they choose the word then tailor the long naming to match it.
is "LOL" a bacronym or an acronym?

Low-Observable Lightning II
 
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Jura

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who would listen to me, LOL

Feb 11, 2019
inside (dated February 11, 2019)
UK to purchase two Littoral Strike Ships
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Our vision is for these ships to form part of 2 Littoral Strike Groups complete with escorts, support vessels and helicopters. One would be based East of Suez in the Indo-Pacific and one based West of Suez in the Mediterranean, Atlantic and Baltic.

global presence huh
money, Mr. Defence Secretary, not a problem?
7 November 2019
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Royal Navy limits commitment to Littoral Strike Ship development
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XavNN

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UK MoD Formally Awards Type 31 Frigate Contract to Babcock

The UK Ministry of Defence today formally awarded Babcock International Group PLC the contract for the Royal Navy's future Type 31e Frigates.

The Type 31 general-purpose frigate programme will provide the UK with a fleet of five ships, at an average production cost of £250 million per ship. The overal program cost is set to be £2 billion (£1.25 billion value to prime contractor Babcock).
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