Tornado Extension Spotlights Perceived RAF Fast-Jet Shortage

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Britain’s commitment to support the U.S.-led airstrikes on the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) in Iraq has helped to secure the future of the U.K.’s Panavia Tornado GR4 fleet, at least in the short term. The U.K. will continue to support airstrikes against IS into 2017 and will retain a third...
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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