DS read with interest the article concerning maritime patrol aircraft in the Sunday Times MoD sinks Sub Hunter. But still maintains it is the closing of the capability gap rather than the specific platform that is important. HMG was privately suggesting not long after the capability was removed, that MPA would be looked at again in SDSR 2015. We hope that SDSR 2015 at least starts to address the issue. An article from RUSI in September discussed the MPA and is well worth reading. RUSI MPA
DS does not know the solution to MPA, but in times of large deficits and enhanced threat any improvement on what we have post SDSR 2010 will be an improvement.