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Armed Forces: Nimrod

Volume 704: debated on Monday 13 October 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What options are being considered for the replacement of Nimrod R1 aircraft; and when a decision is expected. [HL5354]

The HELIX programme is examining the future manned airborne electronic surveillance capability. Three options are currently being considered for the host aircraft: the Nimrod R1 aircraft; tailored Nimrod MRA4 aircraft; and the US Rivet Joint aircraft.

A decision is anticipated in early 2009.