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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 of serving and retired RAF personnel at a ceremony held at RAF Waddington. Leading the [...]
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, the number of aircraft was reduced to nine and the projected cost to taxpayers in [...]
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 shelve the programme for nine MRA4 Nimrods to save money is “perverse” and could inflict [...]
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 before the fleet is retired. Over the last few days, MR2s have visited some of [...]
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 and the start of aircrew training, and the handover of the first production aircraft, designated [...]
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 runs and taxi trials. Steve Timms, Managing Director of the Nimrod MRA4 programme said: “Over [...]