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Re: Nimrod Replacement
« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2015, 14:58:25 »
Be nice if they got some for us at the same time to compliment our Aurora fleet.

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Re: Nimrod Replacement
« Reply #26 on: November 23, 2015, 17:53:21 »
Won't happen; CMA was 'put on hold' for the time being.  That's what resulted in the decision to 'modernize' 14 instead of 10.
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Re: Nimrod Replacement
« Reply #27 on: November 23, 2015, 18:20:01 »
Just a guess, but my money is on the P-8.

More on the official statement of the P8 acquisition:

PM pledges £178 billion investment in defence kit

UK Prime Minister's Office

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23 November 2015

The Prime Minister will announce a £178 billion investment in defence equipment and support over the next decade when he unveils the government’s 5 year National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review in the House of Commons later today. ...

Nine new Boeing P8 maritime patrol aircraft for maritime surveillance, anti-submarine and anti-surface ship warfare will increase further the protection of our nuclear deterrent and our new aircraft carriers. ...

We will be extending the life of our multirole Typhoon for 10 extra years through to 2040, meaning we will be able to create 2 additional squadrons. This will give us a total of frontline 7 squadrons, consisting of around 12 aircraft per squadron. ...

"Our national security depends on our economic security, and vice versa. So the first step in our National Security Strategy is to ensure our economy is, and remains, strong. ...

By sticking to our long-term economic plan, Britain has become the fastest growing major advanced economy in the world for the last 2 years. Our renewed economic security means we can afford to invest further in our national security."
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Re: Nimrod Replacement
« Reply #28 on: November 23, 2015, 20:37:58 »
....so, return of Fincastle?

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Re: Nimrod Replacement
« Reply #29 on: November 23, 2015, 21:31:07 »
Bring that on!!!

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Re: Nimrod Replacement
« Reply #30 on: January 26, 2017, 15:23:04 »
P-8A coop--note Norway near end:

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Britain, US Pledge to Improve Cooperation in Maritime Patrol Operations

Britain and the US have pledged to work closer together on P-8A maritime patrol aircraft operations in the North Atlantic, the two nations announced Thursday.

A declaration to better coordinate maritime patrol aircraft operations and support in the region was signed in London by British Defence Procurement Minister Harriett Baldwin and her US  counterpart, Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work. It is only a declaration of intent at the moment.

A statement issued by the two officials said they “plan to cooperate closely on operation of their P-8A aircraft in the North Atlantic to ensure a coherent approach to MPA activity.”

“The declaration provides a new opportunity to maximize value for money for the taxpayer and continue to strengthen U.K.-U.S. interoperability and to pursue efficiencies in operations and support, including at RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland, [the British   P-8A base],” according to the statement.

"The United States is our pre-eminent ally in global defense and collective security. This declaration is further evidence of how our two countries continue to cooperate and build mutual security, particularly in the North Atlantic region,” Baldwin was quoted as saying in the statement.

The announcement of closer engagement by the two nations in the North Atlantic comes just ahead of Friday's visit to Washington by British Prime Minister Theresa May for her meeting with the new US president, Donald Trump...

Britain is buying nine of the Boeing-built patrol jets with the first aircraft scheduled to arrive in 2019.

The British are rebuilding their fleet of maritime patrol aircraft  after axing the capability in 2010. In recent years, they have increasingly had to rely on the US and other NATO allies to help search for rising numbers of Russian submarines said to be watching for Royal Navy ballistic missile boats exiting from the naval base at Faslane, Scotland [including an RCAF Aurora in Nov. 2015 http://globalnews.ca/news/2358408/canadian-aircraft-helping-britain-hunt-for-russian-sub-spotted-near-scotland/ ].     

The move closer on North Atlantic surveillance is part of an expanding effort to counter a growing Russian submarine threat said by analysts and others to be approaching Cold War levels.

The increase in North Atlantic cooperation is not just confined to the UK and US either. Late last year, Norway and Britain signed an agreement to work closer on training and sharing P-8A capabilities. The Nordic nation last year announced it was buying five of the jets to replace its aging Lockheed Martin P-3Cs [emphasis added].

Earlier this month, Defense News reported that top officials from the three nations were seeking to reenergize a maritime surveillance alliance that had faded since the end of the Cold War...     
http://www.defensenews.com/articles/britain-us-pledge-to-improve-cooperation-in-maritime-patrol-operations

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Re: Nimrod Replacement
« Reply #31 on: January 26, 2017, 16:37:25 »
2019 for the first tail...still time for some good TDs!
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