Photograph: Finland has ordered 18 new wing sets to replace fatigue-expired mainplanes on Hawk Mk 51 turbofan trainers. The U.K. Royal Air Force is having problems with the $1.57 billion Tornado mid-life update (MLU) of 142 GR.1s to GR.4 standard being performed by BAE Systems. The Defense Ministry admitted in late February that the 53 GR.4s redelivered to date had limited medium-level capability to drop laser-guided bombs using standard thermal-imaging airborne laser designating ...


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