Europe Considers Red Air Needs As Fighter Fleets Shrink

Royal  Netherlands Air Force F-16
Draken International will purchase 12 former Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16s, with options for 28 more, to service U.S. adversary-air contracts.
Credit: Tony Osborne/AW&ST
Europe’s air forces are considering how to resolve a regional shortfall in red air capability. As fighter fleets across the continent continue to shrink, air forces are struggling to provide aircraft to act as adversaries against which to train for aerial engagements. Even where the numbers still...

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