Which brings us full circle. Nothing else does ASW to the extent required. Not enough onboard system operators, endurance, sonobuoys and torpedoes.I fully agree about the AEW role; surely the answer is to prioritise the aircraft for that task and to buy something else for ASW?
Not 60, not NH90. Both modified troop lifters, not ASW specialists. Hanging a dipping sonar and one or two mk46s off the cab doesn't change that.