RAF to retire over 50 early Tranche 1 Typhoons

RAF Typhoon at low level / © Frank Grealish

RAF Typhoon at low level / © Frank Grealish

Posted By Frank Grealish

According to the Guardian newspaper, the RAF is set to retire more than 50 of it's early Tranche 1 Eurofighter Typhoons as it cannot afford to upgrade them.

The defence budget needs to be cut by a further 1bn per year on top of the cuts that were recently announced.

The Typhoons that are earmarked for retirement / disposal cost 4.5bn and only entered service 3 years ago.

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Source: The Guardian

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