BAE Considers Bid to Replace U.K.’s Aging Nimrods

BAE Systems is looking at forming a team to meet the U.K.’s requirement to replace its ageing Nimrod R.1 airborne intelligence-gathering aircraft. The company is "talking to a number of stakeholders," including equipment and mission systems suppliers, as well as defence technology company QinetiQ. The Royal Air Force’s (RAF’s) three remaining Nimrod R.1s face a rapidly approaching out-of-service date of 2011. Efforts to find a replacement have been accelerated after plans...
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