U.K. MoD Cuts Spy-jet Programmes
The U.K. MoD has decided that five ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance) programmes are to be cancelled, cut back or postponed. The cuts include:
Cancellation of three of the new Nimrod MRA4 surveillance aircraft, which will replace the Nimrod MR2, to save £100m.
A decision on the replacement for Nimrod R1 radio monitoring version of the Nimrod has been postponed even though the present aircraft go out of service in 2012. It will save £4...
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