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Old 19th Feb 2009, 22:07
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TEEEJ
 
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Pheasant wrote

The GR4 is a long range interdiction/strike aircraft and designed from the outset to be so; the GR9 is designed from the outset as a CAS aircraft. The fact that M hundreds are being spent to give GR4 even some CAS capability says it all.....surely this could be spent in more worthwhile areas?
What do you think the GR4s flying over Iraq since 2003 have been doing? The Urgent Operational Requirement for Afghanistan is to provide the GR4 with the capability to deploy the latest Paveways as per the GR.9s.

PICTURE: BAE Systems flies Paveway IV bombs on Tornado GR4

Operational Close Air Support Over Iraq

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RAF Marham - IX (B) Squadron Op TELIC Update - January 2009

RAF Operational Update - Op Update 08 June 2008

Multi-National Force - Iraq - Coalition airpower supports ground troops

RAF Tornado crews train for Afghanistan

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TJ

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