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Does The UK Need A New Maritime Patrol Aircraft?

Five years after Britain scrapped the Nimrod maritime surveillance aircraft, the issue of whether an island nation needs a plane to patrol...

Five years after Britain scrapped the Nimrod maritime surveillance aircraft, the issue of whether an island nation needs a plane to patrol its waters remains.
 
There have been new calls in the House of Lords for an immediate re-think of the decision ahead of the planned defence review.
 
Library Picture: two Nimrod R1s of 51 Squadron, based at RAF Waddington, pictured flying in formation
 
Credit: Crown Copyright 2004 / Royal Air Force