The Nimrod Verdict: Bridging the RAF Capability Gap Reveals New Political Caveats




The Nimrod has been deployed with UK armed forces since 1969 as a maritime patrol and intelligence-gathering platform. Over its lifetime the aircraft has received numerous upgrades as its mission profile has changed. The latest round of upgrades, designated MRA4, has been cancelled as part of the UK Government’s Strategic Defence Review, part of a series of government cutbacks aimed at reducing public sector debt. The loss of MRA4 The platform will, of course, eventually be scra...
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