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Fears raised over 'inferior' Navy jets - UK Politics - UK - The Independent
Military planners have raised fears ministers may order inferior jets for the Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier to save money.

Labour had originally intended to buy the jump jet version of the Joint Strike Fighter, but the coalition decided to go for the catapult-launched carrier version.

Since then the cost of fitting catapults have spiralled, leading to speculation that the government is set to revert to the original plan.

Ministry of Defence papers seen by the Daily Telegraph compare the two planes in a range of military scenarios, ranging from the Falklands to striking terrorist camps in Chad and a stabilising operation in Saudi Arabia.

The document apparently finds the carrier version proves more effective in most cases.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Apr 21st, 2012 at 02:28:01 PM EST
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