UK Defense Is Facing Pain Before Technological Gain

UK Tranche 1 Eurofighter Typhoons
Retiring the Tranche 1 Typhoons in 2025 will allow the UK to focus investment on upgrades for the later Tranche 2/3 aircraft, including new radars and the Spear 3 missile.
Credit: Tony Osborne/AW&ST
UK defense will invest in high technology as it pivots its focus to the Indo-Pacific region and China. But research and development funding for capabilities in cyber, unmanned systems, space, directed-energy weapons and hypersonics will come at a price, with dozens of aircraft being cut from the...

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