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US/UK to hold talks about loaner P-8s

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posted on Dec, 12 2015 @ 04:01 AM
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The US and UK are in talks about ways to cover the coverage gap the UK will have until their P-8 Poseidons are delivered in 2020. Methods include accelerating delivery of the aircraft, and possibly having two US Navy aircraft available to be operated by British crews.

The talks would also include F-35 costs as well as closer industrial ties between the US and UK.

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posted on Dec, 12 2015 @ 05:59 AM
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Always happy when we form stronger bonds with our brothers.



posted on Dec, 12 2015 @ 11:10 AM
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Does the US have enough spares knocking around so to speak to loan a few out? also i'd assume they'll be initially based in US bases here in blighty to allow for training/maintenance and then when ours are ready we'll be easily able to just up sticks and sort it out ourselves.



posted on Dec, 12 2015 @ 11:41 AM
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a reply to: Maxatoria

They're still being delivered at a pretty good pace. There were five or six that were either ready for delivery or in the finishing shop and almost ready for delivery when I was at Boeing Field a couple of weeks ago. Having two temporarily removed from the inventory won't hurt any.

Once the first UK aircraft are delivered it'll just be a matter of having a crew fly them back, and transfer over to those aircraft. They might even fly the US aircraft back, hop in the UK aircraft and perform the delivery flight.



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posted on Dec, 12 2015 @ 10:03 PM
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They will probably reopen RAF kinloss for these aircraft



posted on Dec, 13 2015 @ 02:16 AM
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I believe they will be based at Lossiemouth.a reply to: Jinn82



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