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RAF Nimrod R1 Retires From Service

RAF Nimrod R1 Retires From Service

After 37 years of operational service the Nimrod R1 was retired from service last month. Following the retirement of the Nimrod MR2 fleet last year, the final two Nimrods, in service with 51 Squadron, bowed out to a 700-strong audience […]


MoD Defends Cancelation of Nimrod Program

MoD Defends Cancelation of Nimrod Program

The Daily Telegraph has published an article about the canceling of the Nimrod MRA4 project. The original contract was let to supply 21 Nimrod MRA4 aircraft at a cost of £2.8bn. After delays of over nine years and spiraling costs, […]


Scrapping Nimrod planes ‘puts Britain at risk’

Scrapping Nimrod planes ‘puts Britain at risk’

Former British military chiefs said Thursday the scrapping of a fleet of Nimrod surveillance aircraft will create a “massive security gap” and leave Britain’s Trident nuclear submarines vulnerable. In a letter to the Daily Telegraph, they said the decision to […]


Last Flight of the Nimrod MR2

Last Flight of the Nimrod MR2

Following over 30 years of service, the last flight of the Nimrod MR2 fleet has taken place today, Thursday 31 March 2010. The Nimrod MR2 marked its last operational flight with a flypast of airfields in the north of Scotland […]


Nimrod MRA4 Declared Ready to Train

Nimrod MRA4 Declared Ready to Train

The Nimrod MRA4 has made significant steps forward with the UK Ministry of Defence formally accepting the aircraft and declaring it ‘ready to train’. This declaration follows the type acceptance of the MRA4 which allows the delivery of production aircraft […]


First Production Nimrod Approaches Maiden Flight

First Production Nimrod Approaches Maiden Flight

LONDON, UK: The first production Nimrod aircraft PA04 is undergoing final testing in preparation for its maiden flight. The aircraft is currently engaged in an intensive and detailed programme that tests the aircraft controls and systems and includes engine ground […]


 
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