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The United Kingdom has no maritime patrol aircraft, asks for NATO help

London, United Kingdom - Four allies’ airplanes joined the research for a Russian submarine off Scotland

The United Kingdom had to call three NATO countries for help in the “Hunt” for a Russian submarine off Scotland. The Royal Air Force (RAF), after cuts to defence budget, has no more maritime patrol aircraft. The research took place between late November and the first days of December, but was revealed only now. RAF used Nimrod airplanes for maritime surveillance since the 60s but a military exp...

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