RAF Tornado fighter jets have flown with parts made using 3D printing technology for the first time, defence company BAE Systems has said.
The metal components were used in test flights from the firm's airfield at Warton, Lancashire, late last month.
The parts include protective covers for cockpit radios and guards for power take-off shafts.
It is hoped the technology could cut the RAF's maintenance and service bill by over £1.2m over the next four years.
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