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

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 Spent numeri ££'s upgrading the things and rewrote the airworthyness SOP so they could fly them with out of date airframes???


War Hero
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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