Shortfall in UK MPA
Concerns over assets.
UK Officers Highlight Shortfall in Maritime Patrol Capacity
Senior officers from the Royal Air Force (RAF) and Royal Navy (RN) have admitted that, despite the UK’s closing its Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) gap with the acquisition of nine new Boeing P-8A Poseidons, there are unlikely to be sufficient aircraft to properly address emerging threats and create the required “mass” to have an impact on global maritime operations.
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