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Old 21st Jan 2014, 20:40
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RileyDove
 
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Pontius-we have former U.K MPA crews scattered around the world on secondment. Its farsical to suggest that ten years is required to reactivate a UK MPA fleet. Couple that with Boeing having P-8's ready for order and the viability of a new fleet in short order . As to the threats - Africa has been bubbling for years -however it is the new training ground for global terrorism .
Whilst we cannot predict where we will be engaged next -I am fairly certain that RAF P-8's deployed in Cyprus or else where could rapidly find items of interest to our nation.
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