British air forces exploit tried-and-true precedents to secure the Summer Games
One might expect the job of securing the skies over this summer's Olympics in London to force British air defenses to adopt new or unusual capabilities. But as the recent Taurus Mountain 2 preparatory exercise demonstrated, the task offers U.K. forces a chance to return to core, pre-9/11 competencies after years of using their aircraft in nontraditional roles over Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. This may be most true of the Royal Navy's Sea King Airborne Surveillance and Control (Skasac) ...
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