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Farnborough: Tornado will go out in style

16th July 2014 - 07:36 GMT | by Tim Fish in Farnborough

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UK RAF Tornado aircraft will receive further upgrade packages to provide additional capabilities up until their scheduled retirement in 2019, it has been confirmed.

Speaking at Farnborough International Airshow, RAF Tornado Squadron ACdr David Waddington said that under the Capability Upgrade Strategy – Pilot (CUSP), 59 aircraft would receive improvements in communications, weapons and data exchange. During a briefing by BAE Systems, the company said that the key element of the CUSP comprised the integration of these different elements.

Of these, Airbus Defence & Space is providing the communications systems; Raytheon is providing the Precision-Guided Bomb (PGB) with the Paveway IV; and

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