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UK Deploys Type 45 Destroyer to Gulf

UK Deploys Type 45 Destroyer to Gulf

HMS Defender has arrived on station to provide vital support to a US Navy carrier task group in the Gulf, using her world-class air defence weapon systems to protect the US Navy aircraft carrier, USS George H W Bush and […]


First Quick Reaction Alert Launch for RAF Lossiemouth

First Quick Reaction Alert Launch for RAF Lossiemouth

Royal Air Force aircraft at RAF Lossiemouth have launched the Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) for the first time since the Moray base took on the role of defending the UK’s Northern airspace. Typhoon jets were scrambled to identify aircraft in […]


Latvian Army Purchases UK Armoured Combat Vehicles

Latvian Army Purchases UK Armoured Combat Vehicles

NATO partnership is strengthened as UK sells 123 surplus combat reconnaissance armored vehicles to Latvia. The highly-mobile UK vehicles have been sold to the Latvian Army in a package worth £39.4m, including their overhaul and refurbishment. The vehicles have previously […]


Eurofighter Typhoon Jets to Get Long Range Strike Capability

Eurofighter Typhoon Jets to Get Long Range Strike Capability

Storm Shadow missiles are to be fitted to RAF Typhoon fast jets following a £120 million agreement signed today. Storm Shadow, which provides long-range air to surface capabilities, is 1 of the most advanced missiles of its kind. It is […]


UK and France Strengthen Defence Co-Operation

UK and France Strengthen Defence Co-Operation

Defence co-operation between the UK and France has been strengthened following agreements signed at the Farnborough Air Show today, 15 July. Philip Hammond and Jean-Yves Le Drian agreed to bolster co-operation relating to the acquisition and support of military equipment […]


Royal Navy’s Sub-Hunting Helicopters Enter Service Early

Royal Navy’s Sub-Hunting Helicopters Enter Service Early

The UK’s next generation of submarine-hunting Merlin helicopters have been put through their paces on exercise in the Atlantic Ocean after successfully entering service with the Royal Navy four months early. Embarked on HMS Illustrious, the Merlin Mk2 aircraft took […]


Royal Air Force Typhoons Intercept Multiple Russian Aircraft

Royal Air Force Typhoons Intercept Multiple Russian Aircraft

RAF Typhoons were yesterday (Tuesday 17 June) scrambled to intercept multiple Russian aircraft as part of NATO’s ongoing mission to police Baltic airspace. The Typhoon aircraft, from 3 (Fighter) Squadron, were launched after four separate groups of aircraft were detected […]


RAF Flying High In New Chinook Helicopter

RAF Flying High In New Chinook Helicopter

The first of the RAF’s fourteen new Chinook helicopters have been unveiled today by the Defence Secretary, Philip Hammond, following its entry into service on time. During a visit to RAF Odiham in Hampshire, the home of the Chinook force, […]


RAF Typhoons In Lithuania Retasked to Investigate Unidentified Aircraft

RAF Typhoons In Lithuania Retasked to Investigate Unidentified Aircraft

RAF Typhoons have had their first encounter with Russian forces as part of their mission to protect Baltic airspace. The British fighters were already airborne on a training sortie when they were re-tasked to intercept an unidentified aircraft close to […]


 
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