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Nimrod,

in the Bible, descendant of Cush who is recorded as a mighty hunter.

Nimrod

Biblical hunter of great prowess. [O.T.: Genesis 10:9; Br. Lit.: Paradise Lost]
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Nimrod

Old Testament a hunter, who was famous for his prowess (Genesis 10:8--9)
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Summary: Scrapping the RAF's Nimrod surveillance aircraft will leave a "massive gap" in British security, former defence chiefs have warned.
GOVERNMENT ministers and military chiefs have defended the decision to scrap the RAF's Nimrod surveillance planes, after a group of retired senior officers warned it would leave a "massive gap" in Britain's security.
This came in an open letter directed to UK daily " The Daily Telegraph", UK former military chiefs believe that the decision to destroy nine Nimrods in order to save money is perverse.
The Telegraph has also learnt that very senior military chiefs have written privately to defence industry figures to begin looking at replacing the Nimrods in three years' time.
UNION leaders have attacked the Government's controversial decision to scrap the multibillion-pound Nimrod spy planes as contractors prepared to strip the aircraft before they are dismantled for scrap metal.
TWO serving RAF officers are being investigated by military police over a Nimrod spy plane explosion which killed three Merseyside servicemen.
As head of air vehicle for the Nimrod Mr Eagles was supposed to be in charge of managing production of the safety review.
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.
THE FIRST production MRA4 Nimrod aircraft has been powered up, defence giant BAE Systems has said.
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.
In fact, the reason the unsafe Nimrods are still flying is to offer intelligence support to ground troops who are otherwise in real danger of being overrun.