A UK Air Combat Strategy: Context and Options for the Way Ahead
This report focuses on the path which the UK Air Combat Strategy which is in the works might take. Will the new Air Combat Strategy live up to the legacy of Air Marshal Dowding?
The UK Minister of Defence announced in February 2018 that the government is working a new Air Combat strategy. With Brexit and the current European dynamics, how will the UK air combat strategy interact with European initiatives? How will the UK leverage Typhoon and shape a post-Typhoon strategy? How will the UK leverage the launch of its new carrier and the coming of the F-35 to shape a way ahead for a 21stcentury air combat strategy? Will the new Air Combat Strategy live up to the legacy of Air Marshal Dowding and his focus on the right concepts of operations for the RAF to deal with evolving threats and challenges?