Warplanes: November 21, 2001


Britain's Royal Air Force has received the 100th of the 142 Tornado strike fighters being upgraded into Tornado-GR4s. The entire project will cost $1.7 billion. The upgrade includes a new laser designator that uses a thermal imaging sight, revised controls (HOTAS, Hands On Throttle And Stick, moving all of the buttons and switches needed in combat from the control panels to the throttle or stick), cockpit displays compatible with a pilot wearing night vision goggles, laser inertial navigation system with integral GPS, and a ground proximity warning system.--Stephen V Cole


Article Archive

Warplanes: Current 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 



Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close