The Gripen is AFAIK also a multi role fighter craft.
It can as well be that you have a subtile memory bug which never really triggered when compile with the old compiler.
E.g. the latest bug like this, which I encountered.
read a file with 10 bites into "data". Assume it is a 0 terminated string.
Surprisingly that always worked as malloc() handed out chunks devidable by 4, zero initialized. So behind the 10 bytes where 2 more zero bytes.
Switching to another compiler (more correctly clibrary) made that code crash, but it worked for years before.
It still is funny
It is an open secret that Iraks Exocets (and radar stations) where "deactivated" by frensh forces in gulf war I.
Most western europe high tech weapons can be deactivated remotely
I believe the curving is ore to prevent drivers falling asleep.
At least that is the "official" claim in ermany
The Gripen is not designed to defend a "relatively small airspace", the AC made this up, and likely never looked at a map of sweden. Ah
Indeed the strike range is only 430 nm, travel range roughly 1600nm (with extra tanks).
As an air superior fighter a F18 has a strike range of roughly 540nm. As a bomber, less.
As far as I have heared the Gripen is regarding maneuverability and acceleration far superior to any american plane. Radar and other electronics are likely very siilar.
A fighter jet is made of:
which are made of:
which are made of
and are all made by companies, people etc.
$5B as end price likely tickle through the economy as somethign like $30B total gross product. The tax on that alone is surely beyond $5B.
Yes, there are two groups of people! But they are not as you assume.
There is the group that believes there are "two groups of people", and the other group that believes "there are not"!
The manufacturer, or anyone else, gives you entirely voluntary some kind of warranty (obviously the warranty influences what I buy, but there is no law whatsoever that forces them).
Well then I missunderstood the english terms warranty and guaranty.
In germany a "guaranty" is voluntary, and must excede the minimum the law demands, obvisouly.
The other german term is "gewÃhrleistung", which seems to be "guarantee" in english
What's interesting is that these laws apply to _any_ store, and I've never seen any store in the UK actually telling me about consumer rights
I guess the point is that Apple was "missleading" by "voluntarily" giving a very short (shorter than law demands) warranty. While on the other hand a semi educated person should now: law demands more.
In the EU the law says: "two years", since minimum a decade, and before that in germany the law was liek that since minimum 30 years.
In the EU warranty is 2 years by law, and Apple sticked to it if you "complained" but did the same thing as in Australia: thy misslead customers to believe that warranty was only one year.
All industry, all laptop manufactors give minimum 2 years warranty or a significantly higher guaranty.
If companies like Leveno, HP, IBM, Dell etc. can give two or more years without noticeable pricing problems then Apple surely can as well.
If there is a "mushroom" cloud then there si fallout
The bombing zones where checked regulary if there would have been no fallout no one would have died in the years after and more important, if there by any surprise had been no fall out: it would be well known and published!! Instead of the opposite. Everyone except you, knows that half the deathtoll was to the long term effects of the fallout
The people who died to the fallout likely disagree
The deadly dose for plutonium is somewhere around 5mg
(* facepalm *) you need a license plate, like in the US.
You pay road taxes, I assume you pay that in the US, too.
In both caes you have to report the type of your car.