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Old 24th Jul 2011, 11:16
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There is also an indefined something about a large MPA crew in a small tube.

Even in the Sim you had this symbiosis (?) where team members would have an off-mic discussion and then pop an idea or make a proposal. With the flight deck, nav team, wet and dry you had 4 separate groups considering a problem.

Would the beanies countenance a 12 man crew on the ground controlling an MPUAV?

It might be attractive to prune the acoustics and radar teams by a couple of bods but the 2nd nav, 3rd wet and 3rd dry were what made for a particularly strong MPA team. How else could the experienced masters bring on their replacements for future years?
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