ArmChairCivvy wrote:shark bait wrote:However I don't see the MOD jumping in to the current generation of equipment, and frankly that's fine, we don't need them at this early stage
Osprey was part of the competition, though not finalist, when we ended up with the Crows Nest choice (never mind that the prgr name changed once or twice on the way)
It was considered back when the programme was still called MASC and even Hawkeye was an option on the table.
Crowsnest was a competition about the sole mission system: when Crowsnest started, the Merlin HM2 was already the chosen platform (or, anyway, the only affordable one).
The change of acronyms (sometime) include also wider changes about the programme.