I don't want to go out of topic but I would like to correct a couple of things regarding Italian designs used by American Armed Forces:
Aeritalia (ex Fiat) built 10 G-222A (not G-111) and they were assigned to USAF Southern Command in Panama. Designated as Chrysler C-27A Spartan (Chrysler performed maintainance) they have been used for 10 years, then stored in Arizona for a while and now it seems that some of them are being utilized again.
The C-27J is the new version of the famous Italian cargo aircraft, with same engines and avionic of the C-130J. Lockheed-Martin and Alenia will jointly commercialize it but it is produced only in Italy.
The US Coast Guard has just selected the AB-139, ordering 34 examples, as replacement for its HH-60 helicopters. The new Italian helicopter, jointly developed with Bell, will be built in the US by the latter.
Back in the late '50s the US Army (not the air force) was evaluating the Fiat G-91 as possibile Close Air Support combat airplane before the Pentagon decided that all combat fixed wing land based aircraft should have been with the AF.
As for the topic of this post, the MMA, I don't see how BAe can offer its Nimrod 2000 as the production of the airframes ceased many decades ago (both first generation Nimrod and current generation Nimrod2000 are conversion of Comet airliners).
BAe can hope to participate as system integrator or componet supplier.
Italy and Germany have a common requiremet for an Atlantic replacement. Recently EADS and Alenia have offered a dedicated version of the A320, like Boeing didi with its 737 derived C-40 to the US Navy.
Actually I don't know if a twin engined airliner can act profitably in the antisom, anti-ship and maritime recoinnasance role....