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NAO take a dim few of MoD's prudence

By psmiddy, Feb 27 2020 03:00PM

The National Audit Office has today published its annual review of the MoD’s equipment purchasing. It can be found here.

Depressing reading. It confirms what I already knew that we are now down to 3 live airframes in the E3D Sentry fleet – these are the old 707s with a dish on top which act as AWACS, i.e. Battlespace Managers, and airborne air traffic control. Further that these retire in December 2022 – nine months before their replacements arrive. Another capability gap.

Moreover the RAF’s Air Command has decided to “reduce its equipment expenditure to increase investment in its estate, which it assessed as being in poor condition.” That is very evident to this writer!

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