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Date/Time Organisation & Location Description
05/12/2016 -

18:30 for 19:00, till 21:00
Bristol Local Group

Atkins The Hub 500 Park Avenue Aztec West Bristol BS32 4RZ
Nimrod AEW3 – A Cautionary Tale




December 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the cancellation of the Nimrod Airborne Early Warning aircraft, arguably the most traumatic event to befall the post-war defence systems community.

The technological difficulties are relatively well known and certainly played a part. Less publicised are the many causes of failure resulting from the nature of the system, how it was specified and developed and how procurement was conducted.

This talk will be given by systems community leading lights Peter Brook & Mike Parnell; two people who had a ringside seat at various times and in different roles in the 10 years leading up to cancellation:

The story will be told from start to finish, and lessons drawn which are still relevant today to anyone involved in commissioning, procurement and systems more generally.


Title Author Doc Type Doc Date File Type View
Nimorod AEW3: A Cautionary Tale  Local Group  Flyer  26/09/2016  pdf   Open