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MPs have criticised the MoD for Typhoon jet deployment failures over Libya

MPs have criticised the Ministry of Defence for failing to make the best use of the RAF's most advanced fighter aircraft, the Typhoon, which has recently carried out bombing missions over Libya.

The Commons Public Accounts Committee says some pilots had to be grounded because a shortage of spare parts meant they couldn't put in enough flying hours to undertake combat operations.

The RAF is also having to pay out more money to adapt the plane so that it can attack targets on the ground.

The MoD insists the problems have now been resolved.

Jonathan Beale reports.

  • 15 Apr 2011
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