A snapshot of global demand for maritime surveillance capabilities
Russian Il-114 aircraft (Degtyaryov Andrey / Shutterstock.com)
The United Kingdom’s Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) deficiencies stemming from cuts in the last SDSR are well known and much lamented. Criticism came from the military, the United States, and UK lawmakers over the resulting capability gap, and with news that Russia exploited this blind spot to spy on the UK’s planned Trident submarines, most parties expect Britain to announce new MPA procurement plans later this ye...
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