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The standard airframe costs less than £750k and although the final cost with all the extras will be much higher, the running costs are said to be exceptionally low.
Army Air Corps fixed wing aviation has traditionally centred on the Britten Norman Defender but at a cost of probably less than the door latches on a Wildcat, does an aircraft like the P86 have a role in the MoD, perhaps even as an RPAS surrogate in non segregated airspace?