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Sunday, May 16, 2004

MORE DEFENSE FAILURES? I don't know what it is at the moment but there seems to be a sheer endless supply of bad news these days. The UK's strategic future is heavily centred on two new aircraft carriers which should provide us with some serious global power projection. Now, however it seems they won't have any aircraft:

But though the aircraft's engine is
widely accepted as the most advanced
of its kind, it is far heavier than
If the weight problem is not resolved,
the jets will be unable to achieve the
vertical take-offs that are the
trademark of the Harrier Jump Jet.
'Problem will be solved'
Britain is building two new aircraft
carriers for the Royal Navy - but the
runways will be too short for the
jets to take off normally,
newspapers have reported.

I mean honestly, just what is going wrong? And this is the addition to the Eurofigther. What a mighty aerial strike force we're going to have; we might as well give up being a military power altogether. I have nothing to say really; I just feel like banging my head on the table.

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