UK maritime capability: The missing element

By Vice-Admiral Sir Jeremy Blackham and Air Vice-Marshal Andrew L. Roberts for the United Kingdom National Defence Association (UKNDA). Introduction Following the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR 10), the planned Nimrod MRA4 fleet was scrapped. Four years later, it is clear that this is a major loss of capability. At a time when our maritime interests are so obviously of higher profile, the need for a Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) is now a topic for Government attention an...
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