20 January 2020

Joint Riveting: Britain’s RC-135 Airseeker Electronic Snooping Planes

defenseindustrydaily.com

Nimrod R1 & E-3D AWACS(click to view full)Land and sea surveillance, and electronic surveillance, are missions no government can ignore. To keep its capabilities, Great Britain launched a parallel set of efforts to update its Nimrod fleet. One multi-billion pound program sought to upgrade 12 of its unique Nimrod Mk2 maritime patrol aircraft to Nimrod MRA4 status. The other effort, named Project HELIX, sought to keep its related Nimrod R1 electronic and signals intelligence/ relay aircraft fleet [...]