Summer surveillance on board the Nimrod R1

nimrodThis summer visitors to the RAF Museum Cosford, will have the exciting opportunity to climb on board the Hawker Siddeley Nimrod R.1 XV249 and… More information

MoD ‘Are Not’ buying a Replacement for the MRA4

The Daily Mail today claims that the MoD is considering buying a replacement for the Nimrod MRA4. The MoD categorically denied this: “This is not true. The paper has inaccurately reported the comments made by AVM Mark Green at a House of Commons Defence Committee meeting yesterday. He was answering a hypothetical question about which aircraft the MoD would look to buy if it felt a replacement was…More information »

“An Equipment Programme that was out of Control”

The media is reporting that according to the Public Accounts Commitee, the UK’s 15 largest defence projects are expected to cost £6bn more than first estimated. Responding, Philip Hammond said: “We are now close to eliminating the black hole in the MoD’s finances. Scrapping the ill-fated Nimrod MRA4 was one of many tough decisions we had to take to deal with an equipment programme that was out of control…More information »

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