The British Parliament is voting on Wednesday on whether to expand the bombing of ISIS by the Royal Air Force (RAF) into Syria. The RAF is already targeting ISIS in Iraq.
Countries including the United States and France are already using their air forces to attack ISIS in Syria. If Britain joins them, it will be using some pretty sophisticated equipment that could make a big difference to the campaign.
Here are some of the best military hardware Britain could be bringing to the fight.
The Tornado GR4 jet was designed in the 1960s, but is still the UK’s principal ground attack aircraft. It has a reputation for great reliability and carries all the latest weapons systems.
The Tornado’s will carry Brimstone missiles that are capable of hitting fast moving targets such as cars with great accuracy. They are reputed to be better than the air-to-ground missiles being used by the other countries currently fighting ISIS.
It might not look like much, but the RAPTOR Reconnaissance Airborne Pod underneath the Tornado is really important; it can provide a highly detailed live video feed of day or night. This information can be shared with other militaries.
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