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Long-range Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA)

Long-range Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA)

The focus of this paper, compiled by Squadron Leader Tim Croydon, Staff Officer Maritime, RAF, is to evaluate the necessity of long-range Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) in UK Defence following its removal in the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR). It is now the first time in one hundred years that the UK has been without some form of MPA capability.

Coast Guard Focus: Icelandic Coast Guard on Arctic Cooperation

Coast Guard Focus: Icelandic Coast Guard on Arctic Cooperation

As a member of the Arctic Council, the presence of the Icelandic Coast Guard (ICG) remains important to the wider security issues of the region. Rear Admiral Georg Lárusson, the Director General of the ICG, tells Defence IQ the current priorities and major challenges, particularly in the field of search and rescue, when it comes to operating in the Arctic environment.