Portsmouth News: "Fears Raised Over £269m Aerial Radar System"

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"Technical gremlins are threatening to derail the rollout of a £269m prototype surveillance system built to protect the Royal Navy’s two giant aircraft carriers, The News can reveal.

Crowsnest, the most advanced aerial early warning sensor ever built for the Senior Service, is reportedly ‘too sensitive to use’.

The state-of-the-art tech, which will be fitted onto Merlin Mark 2 helicopters, will be the ‘eyes and ears’ for Britain’s two £6.2bn aircraft carriers when on operations.

Sources close to the project have warned IT issues with the sensor array could delay the programme’s rollout, which has already seen flight trials pushed back by several months."

 

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