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62 % Of F-18 Hornets Unfit To Fly, Up To 74% In Marines

Discussion in 'The Americas' started by randomradio, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. BMD

    BMD Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Ask France how many out of service Mirages it has.
     
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    randomradio Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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    http://www.idsa.in/issuebrief/india-defence-budget-2017-18_lkbehera_030217
    The growth in revenue expenditure was 8.05% versus capital expenditure at 0.22%. And the share of revenue to capital is as high as 67:33.

    From what I've read before, we need a 12% growth in revenue expenditure if we are to have the readiness level we need. So this is definitely the future of our military if the country doesn't get back to 12%+ nominal growth.

    It's a good thing that Parrikar is focusing on cutting flab and indigenizing production.
     
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    randomradio Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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    You missed the Zumwalt.
     
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    US 15,000 plus military aircraft, with the current need for a small percentage of them. So they are in effect in storage and for the most part obsolete.
     
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