The U.K. defense ministry says it will use a £1.8 billion ($2.46 billion) budget surplus to bring the Crowsnest helicopter-borne radar system into earlier service. Secretary of State for Defense Philip Hammond said the money, the result of defense underspending in fiscal 2012-2013, would also be used to bring several urgent operational requirements purchased for Afghanistan into the core budget. This will allow them to be utilized after combat operations are completed in late 2014. ...


"U.K. To Use Defense Surplus On Crowsnest, UORs" is Premium Content. Subscribing will provide full access to this article as well as the opportunity to access:
-- Critical intelligence on the global aviation, aerospace & defense industries
-- Consolidated, comprehensive coverage of the programs and technologies shaping the industry
-- And much more…

Already registered? here.