The Spanish Air Force is taking an innovative approach to fighter modernization as it looks to the future.

LIKE MOST AIR arms in Europe, the Spanish Air Force (Ejército del Aire) has undergone a process of rationalization over the last two decades, while almost permanently in the grip of tough budgetary constraints. Gone are the RF-4C Phantom II and Mirage F1 fleets, and today Spain’s front-line combat air capability is provided by the Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F/A-18 Hornet and the Euro flighter EF2000.

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