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Old 22nd Jul 2015, 09:20
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Rod Hugger
 
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UK MPA / MMA?


No formal requirement from the MOD yet so lots of contractors eagerly waiting to see of they meet the spec for a competition - if there is going to be one.....


I accept that this is based on almost non-existent assumptions, apart from long-range and payload which discounts some of the smaller options. Here are my runners:


P8 - Yes If time is the most pressing issue. No if cost, ITAR, lack of UK jobs and control of future development are important.


P1 - Yes if time is the most pressing issue. No if interoperability and wider use (MMA) are the issue. It is also manpower intensive - where do they come from?


C-130J - Yes if cost, UK jobs and control of future growth is most pressing issue. No if time is the biggest constraint.


Happy to be shot down; would not be the first time............
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