Fighter Aircraft Procurement Plans Of 19 European CountriesTony Osborne June 29, 2016
The importance of combat aircraft within the European air arms has increased in light of Russia’s aggressive stance in Ukraine and elsewhere. New weapons—notably standoff missiles and more advanced sensors—are being integrated onto fighters already in use, and some nations have initiated a search for an altogether new fighter force. Over the next decade, the majority of Europe’s air arms will be reequipped or will begin the process. Of course, some nations are financially unable to step up their fleets. Here we outline the fighter aircraft plans of 19 European nations—from Belgium to Slovakia.
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