- Nov 20, 2007
- Reaction score
In July 2001, the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA) was split into two parts, Dstl and Qinetiq. Dstl was established to carry out science and technology work that is best done within government, while the majority and that suitable for industry was transferred to QinetiQ, a wholly owned government company before being floated on the stock exchange.
We are friends with Russia now, we have a whole range of countries who we have invaded more recently...
Russia was bound to have the fastest, they like that sort of thing. Can't see the Sabre engine being suitable, it needs that curved shape. Mind you that's only for Skylon, wonder if they can make a straight version for the military?
Don't assume that it's limited to high speed propulsion.
By the costs of that complex technology, you can be sure that it won't fly in a cruise missile. If it costs more to build a cruise missile, than the target that it could hit, its not really for your advantage. Wars of attrition are popular.
What are you talking about?
You seem very naive to the military industrial complex.
Weapons destroying targets less expensive than themselves has been going on all century.
If what you said was true, there would be no air campaign against ISIS, for example.
None of what you just said has any relevance to the point at hand.
In fact, I meant precisely that your type of cost benefit analysis is obviously not a factor as to whether a weapon system will be build or used.
I can when the topic of discussion was whether a weapons system would be built or used, not whether it would be "useful".
FWIW monetary value is not the determining factor in war; if I can take out a $10 antenna using a million-dollar missile, and taking out said antenna leads me to win the war, then the trade-off was worth it.
Monday 28th December 2015
The Board of Reaction Engines Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Allam, Engineering Director at BAE Systems, as a Director of the Company. His appointment is part of the strategic investment and working partner relationship BAE Systems has entered into with Reaction Engines and he will co-ordinate BAE Systems’ collaboration on Reaction Engines’ development of its SABRE™ engine.