SNP flies in face of pledge to ditch fighter jets
The SNP is drawing up plans to keep the RAF’s most advanced fighter jets in an independent Scotland, it can be revealed.
Senior party figures believe the multimillion-pound Eurofighter Typhoon, due to transfer next year from Leuchars to Lossiemouth, could play a key role in a new Scottish air force.
The move represents a major U-turn by the nationalists, coming just three months after Scottish Veterans Minister Keith Brown said the Typhoon would be “beyond the requirements” of an independent Scotland.
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