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US announces first F-35 in Europe to be based in the UK

US announces first F-35 in Europe to be based in the UK

RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk will become home to the first 2 US F-35 fighter jet squadrons in Europe. The US Department of Defense has announced that RAF Lakenheath will become home to the first 2 US F-35 squadrons in Europe […]


Royal International Air Tattoo To Welcome Aviation Icon

Royal International Air Tattoo To Welcome Aviation Icon

One of the world’s most iconic aircraft will touch down at RAF Fairford in the Cotswolds this summer to take part in the Royal International Air Tattoo. Vulcan XH558 is the only flying example of this large Cold War bomber […]


RAF Eurofighter Typhoons Fly to Nellis for Red Flag

RAF Eurofighter Typhoons Fly to Nellis for Red Flag

For the thousands of passengers who fly directly across the Atlantic on a daily basis, intercontinental air travel is routine and straightforward. In contrast, flying a squadron of RAF Typhoon FGR4 multi-role fighters from the UK to the USA is […]


Babcock Awarded £900 Million UK Army Vehicle Contract

Babcock Awarded £900 Million UK Army Vehicle Contract

The Ministry of Defence has awarded Babcock International a £900 million, 10-year contract for the maintenance of the army’s land vehicles. The contract will transform the way the army’s vehicles are maintained, repaired and stored. It also has the potential […]


RAF’s A400M Begins Base-Testing Tour

RAF’s A400M Begins Base-Testing Tour

The RAF’s latest transport aircraft, the A400M Atlas, touched down on Akrotiri soil for the first time yesterday (15 Dec 14). The aircraft was visiting the RAF Base as part of its ongoing checks to ensure that our airfields are […]


UK MoD Set to Order Its First Batch of F-35 Lightning II Combat Aircraft

UK MoD Set to Order Its First Batch of F-35 Lightning II Combat Aircraft

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon today announced that the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has reached agreement in principle on an order for the first production batch of four Lightning II stealth combat aircraft – which will operate from both the Royal […]


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 […]


 
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