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nimrod

(ˈnɪmrɑd)
n. a simpleton; a nerd. What stupid nimrod left the lid off the cottage cheese?
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Five years after scrapping the Nimrod spy planes, he confirmed plans to buy nine new US-built Boeing P-8 Poseidon s.
Nimrods had been used by the RAF for 30 years until they were axed.
SO, the Government is to get rid of the Nimrod reconnaissance planes which give air protection to the Royal Navy's Trident submarines.
The decision to scrap the Nimrod leaves a huge gap in the UK's defence capability and is a betrayal of the workers that played a part in its manufacture.
But Defence Secretaryr Liam Fox said the Nimrod MRA4 project was massively over-budget and 10 years overdue and the Government was not willing to "throw good money after bad".
27 (ANI): Leading British militayr figures have warned that the David Cameron Government faces a huge security risk if it decides to go ahead with plans to scrap the Royal Air Force's (RAF's) four billion pound Nimrod surveillance aircraft fleet.
Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth said the probe was taking place as he apologised for safety "failings" that contributed to the Nimrod blowing up in mid-air.
TRAGEDY: A Nimrod, similar to the one that crashed, from left, Flight Lieutenant Allan James Squires, Flt Lt Steven Swarbrick, Sgt John Joseph Langton, who were all killed in the crash
Mr Ainsworth sparked fury among families of the dead servicemen last year when he issued a statement immediately after the inquest, insisting the Nimrods would keep on flying.
A SHOCKING 227 fuel leaks hit RAF Nimrod spy planes last year.
THE father of a man killed in a Nimrod spy plane explosion has criticised the use of the same kind of aircraft in a ceremonial flypast.
But you would know what it must feel like to be a member of the aircrew of our Nimrod reconnaissance jets, who daily have to face climbing aboard aircraft that exactly fit the description above.
Moray MP Angus Robertson described the destruction of the Nimrods as "an act of gross vandalism and a scandalous waste of pounds 4billion".
GRP CAPT GEORGE BABER: Leader of MoD team responsible for safety review of Nimrods.
1977 - after various overseas deployments, Nimrods are used in fishery protection and monitoring off-shore oil rigs.