International Fighter: Problems and priorities

Andrew Elwell

At the International Fighter 2011 Conference at London’s RAF Museum yesterday, speakers discussed and dissected the role of the multi-role fighter jet and the function of international Air Forces in the future. Two key themes emerged, revolving around current and future aviation requirements and priorities. What the budget cuts mean Looking at the smaller military nations, such as South Africa and Bangladesh, defence budgets can typically account for 1- 1.3% of GDP, with Air Forces o...
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