Tony Blackman writes with authority.This book describes how The unquestionably best maritime reconnaissance aircraft in the world was destroyed in an act of vandalism for political ends. The RAF crews, BAE workers and our aerospace industry were extensively damaged and our NATO role in anti submarine and ELINT ops negated overnight.
Of course the Cold War is over so to spend money on defence is so yesterday!
But what's this?
"Russia’s has received a New Year present with the hand-over of a cutting-edge nuclear attack submarine, the Severodvinsk, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said." Jan 2014