Sunday, June 29, 2008

Military need more aircraft

The armed forces could run out of
transport aircraft in two years, a report warns today.

Constant use in Afghanistan and Iraq is forcing the RAF to retire its ageing Hercules aircraft early, while the project to provide replacements has suffered years of delays.

There is a 'significant risk' that there will be too few planes to meet military needs after 2010, the National Audit Office report said.

What is this government doing? We hopefully won’t be fighting in Iraq or Afghanistan in 2 years but these aircraft are still badly needed in case some unforeseen conflict erupts which is increasingly likely to happen.

The government should be giving our troops whatever they need as Blair promised they would have before he left.

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