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Immediately replace the aurora with a capable replacement with larger numbers to allow more overflights of the Arctic. Ensure that these aircraft or if retaining the Auroras are armed with the Harpoon or NSM.
Add 'air to air refueling' to the must have list...as much as I dislike the idea of an 18+hour patrol, 24hr endurance made the Argus very effective at NORPATs.
But, back to reality - we can always watch and read about our Allies who are doing the business properly!
U.S. Navy Patrol Squadron FOUR (VP-4) successfully conducted a coordinated missile launch with VP-40 using two Air to Surface Missile (AGM-84D) Harpoons against a target barge off the coast of Norway during exercise At-Sea Demo/Formidable Shield (ASD/FS), May 31, 2021.
The Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) P-8A Poseidon military aircraft has successfully launched its first Harpoon missile.
A French Navy (Marine Nationale) Atlantique 2 (ATL2) "Standard 6" maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) test fired a "live" AM39 Exocet air-launched anti-ship missile as part of its qualification trials.