I have to agree
I believe he was saying that after if we can't get our scheduled deliveries of a plane that is actually being manufactured on time, what hope is there that another new plane will be in service within 5 years.
Part of the reason for the delays to the RAF came about after our Government (having first decided Typhoons wouldn't have to face down enemy fighters, and therefore didn't need those expensive cannon upgrades) inexplicably sold our allocation from the various manufacturing runs of Typhoons overseas.
The bummer about this is that with each subsequent manufacturing run, additional features from a very decent original spec were being implemented as the technology became available and affordable to do so.
F22 vs Typhoon - stupid really, and in terms of fluffy dice, Kev and Debs sun visors, and various other vitally important specs, they appear to be very similar. The Americans stuck on some fancy bits and pieces, but all the really good stuff is available as options on both planes. However in the most important test of all, the European model is far superior.
Typhoon is of course a far superior name. In a real fight, a real Typhoon would beat the pants off a real Raptor. And quite frankly, nothing else matters.
As for the weird decision by the RAF deciding we didn't need more than a few missiles, who can say what they were really thinking. Certainly not that our boys in blueish gray would blow up the enemy from a kagillion miles away with missiles, leaving no one alive to get close enough to dogfight? The point of having bullets is they last longer than a couple of missiles. So ok, if you've only got 2 because some twat decided to fill you up with bombs instead, you're probably dead anyway - but if somehow you do manage to get close enough to kick off handbags, having bullets is way better than trying to spear the other guy with the pointy bit at the front of your plane.
What I really don't understand is why they're bothering with another plane, especially considering it sucks.
JSF is just a bad game altogether. Eurofighter 2000, F-22 ADF and Total Airwar were far superior games, and thus justified being reproduced in real life. JSF sucks the big one, and therefore has no business being made at all.