A version of this article appears in the August 4 edition of Aviation Week & Space Technology. The U.K. is likely to move sooner rather than later to restore the long-range maritime patrol and antisubmarine warfare (ASW) capability that it lost in 2010 when the Nimrod MR2 and its intended replacement, the MRA4, were found to be unsafe to fly. Reports that the British government is considering a sole-source, non-competitive acquisition of the Boeing P-8A Poseidon are being taken seriously ...
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