The British Defense Ministry is considering extending the in-service period for the Nimrod R1 signals-intelligence fleet by at least three months to cover use in a no-fly zone over Libya that the United Nations Security Council approved on March 17. The aircraft were to be phased out this month. The no-fly zone is designed to protect civilians and rebels from attacks by Libya’s own military. The no-fly zone is expected to include coalition forces, including U.S. fighters and ...
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