Irish Government To Consider Fighter Aircraft Procurement

Ireland's lack of a primary radar or national air policing mission has come to light in recent years as Russian strategic bombers have appeared in nearby airspace.
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LONDON—The Irish government says it will consider a report that urges the country to consider acquiring combat aircraft to provide a national air policing capability. Dublin should consider the potential purchase of a squadron of “jet combat aircraft” to provide the country with an “air combat and...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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