Been reading alot about scramjets lately and I am clearly feeling embarrassed on behalf of the French.
Why aren't you a first tier nation in this regard???
I find it somewhat sad that you chaps can produce average quality aerospace products (some have been rather dubious to say the least)but you seem to only make it into second tier status on the world stage with hypersonics and scarmjet technology.
Surely you blokes have one or two scientists/engineers that can mix it with the Swedes, Indians and Russians?
Obviously you have along way to go before you get anywhere near the USA or Oz for that matter, but surely if you can build high speed trains then you can go that extra step?
I'm sure Oz would be happy to help outr smaller, younger cousins in this field, but would like to be able to pick up an engineering article and see France up near the top.
Do you have any reasons why you are not at the top or what France can do to rectify this aerospace anomaly?