To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

×
Open menu Search

Combat air set to play the fall guy in UK defence review

6th March 2020 - 16:30 GMT | by Tim Martin in London

RSS

As high-profile budget difficulties tie the UK government to making tough, long-term procurement decisions across air, land and sea domains, the RAF’s combat air plans are highly likely to be revamped, according to a leading defence source.

A current pledge to buy 138 F-35 fifth-generation jets sits at the top of UK air power priorities and runs together with an initial investment of £2 billion ($2.6 billion) to fund the next-generation Tempest combat aircraft programme.

However, based on budget constraints, the target of advancing both efforts as desired is a ‘big ask’, Douglas Barrie, senior fellow for military aerospace at

Already have an account? Log in

Want to keep reading this article?

Read this Article

Get access to this article with a Free Basic Account

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 1 free story per week
  • Personalised news alerts
  • Daily and weekly newsletters
Create account

Unlimited Access

Access to all our premium news as a Premium News 365 Member. Corporate subscriptions available.

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 14-day free trial (cancel at any time)
  • Unlimited access to all published premium news
Start your free trial
Tim Martin

Author

Tim Martin


Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

Tim has experience writing …

Read full bio

Share to

Linkedin