Friday, August 28, 2009

Use them and lose them

The MoD is planning to spend £207 million a life extension programme for its Tornado GR4 fleet because the aircraft are being worn out too fast.

There is a way of avoiding this ridiculous expenditure and the USAF is actively considering it. In this country though, there is no debate. Short on detail and long on rhetoric, it seems our media – and indeed our politicians and military – would rather complain about shortfalls than do something constructive about them.

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