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- May 26, 2011
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Geoff_B said:FighterJock said:So when will the RAF be getting some to replace the much missed Nimrod?
Most likely post 2020 if they go with it, i suspect they will do a requirement in the 2015 SDSR and probably come up with a mixed solution like Australia with a force of P-8 and Global Hawks or similar UAV
Don't be daft Geoff. They'll order 12 off-the-shelf Airbus A319s, hang four engines on the wings, or stick one of a different type in the tail, cut loads of holes in the airframe to accommodate old British kit, rewrite the entire software suite in COBOL, change the requirement so that, due to the newly discovered phenomenon of ETOPS, only two engines are required, cut the order to 8, then after 10 years discover its costs have overrun spectacularly, cancel it and buy 6 mothballed Aussie Orions.