UK to consider maritime patrol programme

Strategic Defence and Security Review to be released later this year.

DSEI: UK to consider maritime patrol programme in defence review

BY: CRAIG HOYLE

The UK’s continuing Strategic Defence and Security Review process has identified the lack of a maritime patrol aircraft capability as a key area of consideration, defence secretary Michael Fallon says.

“Maritime patrol was one of the acknowledged gaps in the last review [and] one of the capabilities that we had to forego,” Fallon said during the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition in London, on 16 September. “We had to take a pretty tough decision to take some risk on that capability, so it will obviously be one of the key capabilities that we will look at as we get to the end of this review.”

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Source: flightglobal.com

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