The U.K. Cabinet's Overseas Policy and Defense Committee is expected within days to endorse the Defense Ministry's reported choice of the British Aerospace Nimrod 2000 upgrade for the Replacement Maritime Patrol Aircraft, or RMPA, program, sources told The DAILY. The Defense Ministry's Equipment Approvals Committee recommended the BAe program to refurbish and upgrade up to 28 of the RAF's 31 existing Nimrod MR.2s over plans for new or upgraded Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion patrol aircraft. ...


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