And who’s been invited to send in a bid? From the MERX posting:.... (Treasury Board Secretariat) requires the services of a team of resources composed of the Senior Auditor, Project Leader/Manager or Partner/Managing Director categories to Review of the Department of National Defence (DND) acquisition and sustainment project assumptions with respect to the estimated costs for next generation fighter jet ....
drunknsubmrnr said:So you want chariots and rowing galleys back?
PuckChaser said:Whatever works. But in the 60s the prevailing mentality was that missiles was the new technology and we didn't need guns on aircraft. That didn't work too well against maneuverable aircraft and countermeasures systems.
CDN Aviator said:A bit of an over-simplification. There were serious maturity issues with the A-A missiles in use in the 1960s. Furthermore, some missiles had not been designed for "dogfighting", thus did not generate good results in that domain. The same cannot be said today.
SupersonicMax said:The gun is still the most discriminate, most precise weapon of all... The way I fight BFM is taking any shot opportunity I have, while moving into a Gun WEZ.