Nimrod gets the axe under UK defence review

Cameron singled out the RAF’s long-delayed Nimrod MRA4 maritime patrol aircraft (below) programme for individual criticism, noting that its cost has doubled despite planned airframe numbers having been cut from 21 to nine. He scrapped the acquisition, despite more than £3 billion ($4.7 billion) having already being spent. Continue reading our analysis of the winners and losers of the UK’s defence review…



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(Photo: BAE Systems)



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