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Nimrods had to go; Your shout.

SOME readers appear to be very upset with the Coalition's decision to scrap Nimrod.

Personally I don't think they had any choice.

When you think about it, Nimrod was billions over budget and 10 years late. Not only that, the airframe dated back to the 1940s and the computer software wouldn't work.

It would have been far more cost effective to buy a fleet of AWACs from the US.

These planes are tried and tested and proved to be far more reliable than Nimrod ever was, and would have been a fraction of the price.

It was not only Nimrod that Blair and Brown screwed up; just look at other military equipment they wasted money on.

p Things like armoured personnel vehicles built in the UK.

While I don't agree with many Coalition decisions, you have to look at the reasons behind the thinking.

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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Feb 10, 2011
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