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Nimrod Aircraft

Volume 507: debated on Wednesday 17 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the first Nimrod MRA4 to enter service; and if he will make a statement. (321966)

The first Nimrod MRA4 production aircraft was accepted by the Ministry of Defence on 10 March 2010. The aircraft will initially be used for pilot and rear crew training and is then expected to enter service with the RAF in mid 2010.