The OH-6 is $250 per flight hour. So $1400 pfh isn't impossible for what basically is a recon helicopter.
Why bother when the Luftwaffe already has new planes. They can just replace Tornado's with newer versions of the Typhoon and wait it for a 5+ Gen/6th Gen Fighter.
The AIM-9X is also (very...
Buying foreign would mean USAF brass admits that they funded an inferior platform. So yeah its not going to happen.
The X2 based helicopters winning the FVL contract still isn't a sure thing. Even less with Lockheed buying out Sikorsky.
A better option would be going with a larger version of the AW609,...
Japan doesn't have any aircraft carriers and the C has a lower top speed compared to other variants. Their better off buying more F-15 Kai's.
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