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Friday, March 20, 2015

Analysis: Strength of UK's offensive fleet hangs on upcoming SDSR

RAF TornadoThe island state of the UK is positioned – both politically and geographically – within a number of ongoing international conflicts.

Its placing within NATO and the impact of tensions in the eastern part of Europe – as Russia continues to advance – make it a target for Russian aggression as the alliance and the UK continue to condemn its actions and impose sanctions on Moscow.

Russian military aircraft have flown too close to UK airspace for comfort in recent months, requiring the Royal Air Force to scramble Eurofighter Typhoons to escort the aircraft away from its territory.

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