The Royal Air Force is fielding around a tenth of its available front-line, fixed-wing fleet in operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Hardly, at first glance, a taxing number. Bald figures, however, can be deceptive. Some 30 fixed-wing aircraft of varying types are being used to support efforts in the two countries. While the RAF is meeting the operational demands placed upon it, there's currently little slack left in certain areas of the system. Air Chief Marshal Joe French, the commander ...


You must have an Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) account or subscribe to this Market Briefing to access "Deployments in Iraq, Afghanistan Stretch British RAF".


Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to for access.


Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.