the aussies are pragmatic, they are probably pissed because the Raptors were not on the available list in the free worlds ass kickn' catalog. They might see the Supeer-hornet as second class seeing as how we've sold them to the Brits and probably the Israeli's and Saudi's. Should be fun to watch "allies" shoot at each other, and us with the technology we created.
I don't mind selling Gen 4 aircraft but we should keep the Gen 5 to ourselves. When we invent Gen 6 then we can sell Gen 5.
Just about the only country I would feel comfortable selling top of the line would be the Brits.
Of cuss "it's all different now" - sure it is. Oil is headed to $50/bbl, budgets are being cut, rigs are being idled and the economy that was growing on the back of the industry will soon be flatter...