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RAF faces challenges at home and abroad (video)

13th March 2017 - 13:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in London


The Royal Air Force is going through a significant modernisation period with several new platforms, such as the F-35, being introduced to service. However, the service's efforts to maintain a credible level of air power is being challenged not only by new adversaries but also budgets at home.

In a wide-ranging interview with Shephard the UK's Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (ACAS) addressed those challenges – including the reduced number of aircraft the RAF now has in the fleet – and explained that the service's investment in high-end technology has offset a shrinking inventory.

'It is perfectly reasonable to …

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