RAF strengthens ‘air bridge’ to Afghanistan

The RAF yesterday acquired a new £200m C-17 transport aircraft.

Known as the ‘workhorse of the RAF’ it is large enough to carry three Apache helicopters, a Chinook, or even a Tornado fast jet or three Warrior armoured vehicles.

It will be used to strengthen the UK’s air bridge with Afghanistan.

But how will this work in ten short years’ time, when the price of oil is double what it is now? How will any single country be able to project global power then?

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