BAE Nimrod MRA4

ICAO aircraft code NIM
Manufacturer BAE Systems Inc
Country United Kingdom
New price USD 380 million

The BAE Systems Nimrod MRA4 was a planned maritime patrol and attack aircraft, canceled in 2010 as a result of the Strategic Defence and Security Review.

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BAE Nimrod MRA4 specifications

General

ICAO aircraft code
NIM
Manufacturer
BAE Systems Inc
Manufactured
2004 - 2010
Country
United Kingdom
New purchase price
USD 380 million

Aircraft performance

Avionics:
Electronic Support Measures Elta, Doppler Search Radar Thales Defence.
Engine:
4x 4 × Rolls-Royce BR710 turbofans
Turbofan
Power:
15,500 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
316 Kts
585 Km/h
Travel range:
6,004 Nm
11,119 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
1.27 Nm / gallon
0.621 Km / liter
Service Ceiling:
36,000 feet
Rate of Climb:

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
105,376 Kg
232,312 lbs
Max Payload:
5,443 Kg
12,000 lbs

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About the BAE Nimrod MRA4

The BAE Systems Nimrod MRA4 was a planned maritime patrol and attack aircraft intended to replace the Hawker Siddeley Nimrod MR2. The rebuilt aircraft would have extended the operating life of the Nimrod fleet by several decades and significantly improved the aircraft by installing more efficient Rolls-Royce BR700 turbofan jet engines to almost double the flight range. The conversion of the flight deck to a digital glass cockpit would have simplified control operations and reduced crew requirements. New detection systems were to be installed, as well as additional weapons for anti-submarine warfare.

However, the project was subject to significant delays due to cost overruns and contract re-negotiations. This was partly due to difficulties combining refurbished Nimrod MR2 fuselages, which had not been built to a common standard, with newly built wings. The numbers of aircraft to be procured fell from 21 to nine over a course of years, while costs continued to climb.

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.

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