The current generation of Russian-built aircraft (which are being exported to anyone who can pay) are extremely capable dogfight aircraft. The RAF needs Eurofighter, because it is affordable (especially when compared to the US F-22) and capable of meeting this threat, wherever it may be met. If Eurofighter were to be scrapped, what would we replace it with, and where would the money come from?
The media attacks on Eurofighter remind me of the ill-informed campaign that killed the last truly great British aircraft project, the TSR-2.
Earls Colne, EssexReuse content