LONDON — The U.K. defense ministry has revealed plans to retain some of its airborne early warning (AEW) radar-equipped Westland Sea King Mk. 7 helicopters in service beyond the type’s planned retirement date of March 2016. The plan, revealed in the ministry’s Desider in-house magazine, says that a "limited number of [Sea King] Mk. 7s will continue operational flying until the third quarter of 2018." The Mk. 7 aircraft had been due to exit service on March 31, ...

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