Factbox: Will Ukraine get Western fighter jets and what are the challenges?

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Justin Bronk from the RUSI think tank said giving Typhoons to Ukraine would be a "very expensive symbolic gesture". Jets would have to fly low to avoid Russian air defences. But Typhoons are optimised for high-level flying to give their missiles more range, a tactic that would be largely negated by the Russian long-range threat, Bronk argued in an analysis.

Read the Commentary: 'Giving RAF Typhoons to Ukraine Would Be a Very Expensive Symbolic Gesture', Professor Justin Bronk, 9 February 2023