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Telegraph: "MoD Looks At Giant Patrol Drone To Replace Axed Nimrod"

soleil

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"The Ministry of Defence is considering using huge drones to patrol Britain’s coastline to help replace the axed Nimrod surveillance aircraft.

A military team will travel to America this summer to train for two months on the US navy’s Triton reconnaissance drone which has the wingspan of a small airliner and can fly at a height of 10 miles for more than 24 hours."

MoD looks at giant patrol drone to replace axed Nimrod - Telegraph


 

MG Maniac

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Thought they just forked out a load of $$$ for some RC rivetted airframe thingies that were mothballed. Spent numeri ££'s upgrading the things and rewrote the airworthyness SOP so they could fly them with out of date airframes???
 

Seadog

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From the Telegraph, not known for its expertise on Defence matters.

A defence source said: “We are looking at complementary capabilities. There is great mileage in drones for persistent surveillance and a maritime patrol aircraft for the more specific actions.”

The MoD use the term, Remotely Piloted Air System, not 'drone'. I think the 'defence' source may be the arse of a journalist.
 
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