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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Nimrod axe 'causes Trident risk'

Scrapped NimrodThe UK's lack of submarine-hunting planes following the decision to axe the Nimrod fleet has given opportunities for "intruders" which could "prejudice the security and effectiveness" of Trident, they said.

In a letter to the Daily Telegraph, the five retired senior officers wrote: "The need to reintroduce Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) into the British frontline is now widely recognised.

"With so few naval escorts available, this will be vital if future aircraft carriers are not to be put severely at risk.

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