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UK Maritime Patrol Aircraft - An Urgent Requirement

Old 31st Mar 2016, 16:03
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Old 31st Mar 2016, 17:51
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RP,

More than happy to 'fess up that I was very negative for along time about future UK MPA prospects and delighted that my pessimism was ultimately flawed.

GL to the P8 boys n girls, happy hunting
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Old 31st Mar 2016, 20:40
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MRA4 was cancelled to save the 2bn operating cost over 10 years to 2020. So here we are spending the same money and probably a good deal more on getting nine half as capable P-8s into service in the same timescale. Good game, good game!

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Old 31st Mar 2016, 21:32
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Half as capable for half the task needed? Cloth cut?
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Old 1st Apr 2016, 00:22
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Oh is that why the MRA4 was cancelled?

I had wondered...
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Old 1st Apr 2016, 08:49
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Originally Posted by Eminence Gris View Post
MRA4 was cancelled to save the 2bn operating cost over 10 years to 2020. So here we are spending the same money and probably a good deal more on getting nine half as capable P-8s into service in the same timescale. Good game, good game!

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How do we figure an operational aircraft to be half as capable as MRA 4 that demonstrated no capability at all?
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Old 1st Apr 2016, 08:59
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MRA 4 that demonstrated no capability at all
That's a bit harsh. The MRA4 systems worked and demonstrated lots of capability (much of which is now embedded within the P-8); it was that airframe that really let the mission system down.
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