Typhoon – swansong or encore?

What prompted Eurofighter to change its tune in Norway? Why is it packing up the band and not staying for the finale? Perhaps after reading the final paragraph of the Norwegian defence ministry’s press release about its proposed 2008 budget it felt Oslo’s priorities had changed:

“It is proposed that the funding allocated for military music should be increased in 2008 compared with 2007. The Government proposes a budget increase of NOK 2 million over and above the general strengthening of military music by the allocation of NOK 7.5 million in connection with the revised national budget in 2007.”

“So long, farewell…”
(From airliners.net. Thanks to Trevor Barker for permission to use his picture)

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