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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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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
But he continued to insist the Nimrods were safe to fly.
Steve Timms, Nimrod MRA4 managing director, said: "The trials have been extremely successful, with the aircraft demonstrating excellent reliability throughout.
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.