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Old 7th Aug 2008, 12:21
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Sand4Gold
 
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Where to start . . . . The ISTAR specialists were only ever involved at the end of the process after the new shiny things with wings and engines had been bought.


What process are you referring to?

There were multiple ISTAR platforms operating during the seventies, eighties and nineties, each providing Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance capabilities. Remember, this operation was against one of the most sophisticated terrorist organizations the British military had, to date, encountered.

As each programme was 'retired', or replaced, inter-command and inter-service rivalry took over to such a extent that it saw this expertise scattered to the four winds.

AA

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