Why was Nimrod MRA4 Cancelled?

The BAE Systems Nimrod MRA4 was a planned maritime patrol and attack aircraft intended to replace the Hawker Siddeley Nimrod MR2. The MRA4 was ultimately cancelled in 2010 as a result of the Strategic Defence and Security Review, at which point it was £789 million over-budget and over nine years late.

Are Nimrods still in service?

The Hawker Siddeley Nimrod was a maritime patrol aircraft developed and operated by the United Kingdom. It was an extensive modification of the de Havilland Comet, the world’s first operational jet airliner. All Nimrod variants had been retired by mid-2011.

What happened to the Nimrod?

Nimrod of Babylon died as a result of being beheaded by his rival, Esau. This story is detailed in the Book of Jasher, which is included in some versions of the Bible.

What plane replaced the Nimrod?

In August 2012, it was first reported that Boeing saw the United Kingdom as a market for the P-8, following the cancellation of Nimrod MRA4. After speculation every few months that the UK was going to purchase the aircraft, the UK announced its intention to order nine P-8 aircraft. The second British P-8 takes flight.

What means Nimrod?

1 : a descendant of Ham represented in Genesis as a mighty hunter and a king of Shinar. 2 not capitalized : hunter. 3 not capitalized, slang : idiot, jerk.

Who murdered Nimrod?

It is said that Shem, Nimrod’s great uncle, killed Nimrod, and scattered his remains across the land. There was just one land mass at this time.

Who makes the P-8 Poseidon?

Boeing Defense, Space & Security
Boeing P-8 Poseidon/Manufacturers
WASHINGTON — Boeing has inked a contract with the U.S. Navy to produce five P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance and anti-submarine aircraft destined for the German sea service, the company announced.

How good is P-8 Poseidon?

The aircraft in question is the Navy’s P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. Developed by Boeing, the P-8 has proven to be a versatile and successful platform capable of undertaking long-range and extended-duration reconnaissance and surveillance operations as well as naval strike missions.

What was the purpose of the Nimrod MRA4 radar?

According to BAE Systems, the Nimrod MRA4 systems was to enable the crews to gather, process and display up to 20 times more technical and strategic data than the MR2. The Searchwater 2000 radar was stated to have been capable over land as well as water; with the ability to have swept an area the size of the UK every 10 seconds.

When did BAE Systems scrap the Nimrod MRA4?

On 24 November 2010, 382 sub-contract workers previously working on the MRA4 were laid off at BAE Systems Warton and Woodford. After the airframes were stripped of electronic equipment, the remaining fuselages were scrapped at BAE Systems Woodford beginning on 26 January 2011.

What’s the difference between a Nimrod and a MR2?

The flight deck and general systems remained the same, apart from the later addition of an air-to-air refueling probe as a result of lessons learned during the Falklands War in 1982. On the other hand, the MR2 version gave the Nimrod’s main underwater and search systems a significant upgrade.

Are there any plans to replace the Nimrod?

April 18/12: No plans. The UK’s Daily Mail reports that the UK MoD is considering the RC-135 Rivet Joint or P-8 Poseidon as Nimrod replacements. The RC-135 is indeed replacing some Nimrods, but Project Airseeker will replace the Nimrod R1 electronic eavesdropping planes, not maritime patrol aircraft.