Why is the UK government spending one extra penny on the sweaties when the SNP will get independence within 10 years?
It’s small beer compared to the £400m investment in the RAF station for F-35 and Poseidon ops.
I do wonder why the RAF didn’t just mothball Kinloss when Nimrod was shitcanned. They knew it would eventually be replaced, and sent the aircrew out on attachment to other air forces to maintain knowledge. Now you‘ve got/will have FJ ops and MPA in the same airfield. What if a Poseidon blacks the runway and there’s a QRA shout with a 737 in the middle of the runway with a collapsed undercarriage that’s gouged the tarmac? Not such a big deal if one runway is at Kinloss and the other is at Lossiemouth. There’d have been less need to build new infrastructure too, just upgrade what was already there.
A bit like this really.