TITLE

Restricted Vision

AUTHOR(S)
Barrie, Douglas
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
Aviation Week & Space Technology;12/21/2009, Vol. 171 Issue 23, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the problem faced by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) on balancing budget cuts and procurements for its operation in Afghanistan. RAF wants to buy 24 additional Boeing Chinook helicopters, a C-17 airlifter, MQ-9 Reapers, personnel equipment and armored vehicles amid the plan of the government to reduce 1.5 billion pounds in costs. The defense ministry admitted that it has a budget shortage of 6 billion pounds to finance the 10-year equipment program. As a result, a squadron is expected to be withdrawn from the Harrier aircraft.
ACCESSION #
47508101

 

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