Revive RAF Leuchars to prevent Russian missile strikes, says expert

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Justin Bronk​, a senior research fellow at the respected Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) think tank, said the RAF’s decision to pull out of bases such as Leuchars had left its small number of remaining stations as “inviting targets” in the event of a war. “There were pressing financial reasons that fed into the decision to close multiple RAF bases over the past couple of decades,” he said. “However, it is unavoidably true that concentrating all our air assets on a very small number of large main operating bases like RAF Lossiemouth makes them much more inviting targets for Russian long range strike capabilities in the event of a clash between Russia and NATO forces.”