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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Royal Air Force to take delivery of sixth Shadow aircraft by month end

Shadow R1The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) is set to take delivery of the sixth Shadow R1 reconnaissance aircraft in the next few weeks, the country's international security strategy minister Andrew Murrison has announced.

The information was provided by Murrison while responding to a parliamentary question regarding the in-service equipment and net book value (NBV) of the RAF's existing five Shadow aircraft fleet, FlightGlobal reports.

Estimating the NBV to be worth approximately £72m, Murrison also said: "The figure comprises the NBV, plus assets in the course of construction yet to be formally transferred onto the fixed asset register, and the sixth aircraft, which is due for delivery at the end of July 2013."

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