Tuesday, August 4, 2009

RAF Typhoon fleet "cut by a third"

The RAF will now only receive 160 of the 232 Eurofighter Typhoon fighters it had originally planned for. Contracts were signed for the third and final tranche of Typhoons by the four original customers in Munich but the UK will now buy 40 instead of 88 and 24 of the planes already bought have been sold to Saudi Arabia. The RAF are expected to operate a fleet of 120 Typhoons with the rest in reserve.

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