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Nimrod R1  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1982
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Nimrod MR2
Origin: United Kingdom
Corporations: BAE Systems
Parent System: Nimrod
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1969
Total Production: 46
Family Members: Nimrod MRA4
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Description: The Nimrod evolved from Comet airliner as a maritime surveillance aircraft. The Nimrod MR1 entered service in 1969 with 46 aircraft ordered by the Royal Air Force (RAF). In 1975 the RAF started the MR2 modernization program which upgraded 32 existing MR1 aircraft to the MR2 standard. The Nimrod MR2 aircraft were capable of performing anti-submarine, anti-ship and Search and Rescue (SAR) missions. It was fitted with radar, Magnetic Anomalies Detector (MAD) and acoustic detection equipment to match the three mission profiles goals.

The Nimrod R1 was designed to perform electronic reconnaissance and intelligence missions. The maritime equipment of previous Nimrod maritime surveillance aircraft was removed and replace with highly sophisticated electronic equipment. The Royal Air Force launched project Helix to revamp the Nimrod R1 aircraft with a new mission suite that will considerably enhance its capabilities. It is worth £400 million ($700 million) and will introduce the improved Nimrod R1 aircraft in 2007. Project Helix seeks to upgrade and maintain Nimrod R1 electronic reconnaissance aircraft capabilities beyond 2025.

Nimrod R1 Specifications

Crew: 12
Number of Engines: 4
Length: 36.2 meter (119 foot)
Wingspan: 35 meter (115 foot)
Max Range: 10,900 kilometer (5,886 nautical mile)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 256 mps (922 kph)
Max Takeoff Thrust: 48,560 pound (22,027 kilogram)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Nimrod R1 News

There are 4 news between
11 Apr 2006 and 7 Jul 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011Royal Air Force Nimrod R1 Reconnaissance Aircraft Retires from Service
Wednesday, March 31, 2010Last Nimrod MR2 Performs Final Flight
Tuesday, July 18, 2006Nimrod MRA4 Production Gets Approval
Tuesday, April 11, 2006British Sentinel Program Enters Flight Testing

Operators & Related Equipment

United Kingdom2
Last aircraft retired on March 31, 2010

Grand Total 21
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