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HMS Queen Elizabeth Steps Out Into the Lime Light

HMS Queen Elizabeth Steps Out Into the Lime Light

Construction of the first of the two new aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy, HMS Queen Elizabeth, took a huge step forward today as workers at BAE Systems’ Govan yard moved two giant sections of the hull together for the […]


MoD Defends Cancelation of Nimrod Program

MoD Defends Cancelation of Nimrod Program

The Daily Telegraph has published an article about the canceling of the Nimrod MRA4 project. The original contract was let to supply 21 Nimrod MRA4 aircraft at a cost of £2.8bn. After delays of over nine years and spiraling costs, […]


US, UK medical Soldiers conduct joint training

US, UK medical Soldiers conduct joint training

Soldiers of U.S. Army Europe’s 67th Forward Surgical Team (Airborne) and the United Kingdom’s 208th Field Hospital (Liverpool) conducted Operation Starlight II January 21-23, at the Army Medical Simulation Training Center in Strensall, England. The joint hospital training exercise was […]


Boeing Begins Flight Testing UK Chinook Mk4

Boeing Begins Flight Testing UK Chinook Mk4

The Boeing UK Rotorcraft Support team began flight testing the first Chinook Mk4 helicopter for the Royal Air Force (RAF). First flight took place on 9 December 2010 in Gosport, Hampshire. “First flight marks an exciting and important event for […]


Troops in Afghanistan Get New Lightweight Rifle Magazines

Troops in Afghanistan Get New Lightweight Rifle Magazines

More than 100,000 new state-of-the-art lightweight SA80 rifle magazines have arrived in Afghanistan to be used by troops fighting on the front line. The 30-round Magpul EMAG magazine is around half the weight of a standard metal magazine and helps […]


Navy Helicopter Crews Prepare for Helmand

Navy Helicopter Crews Prepare for Helmand

Sailors and Royal Marines from 847 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) are preparing to return to the front line in Afghanistan. Around 50 personnel are deploying to operate the new Lynx Mk9A battlefield helicopter. They will be supporting British forces in […]


UK Extends Support Contract for AgustaWestland AW101 Fleet

UK Extends Support Contract for AgustaWestland AW101 Fleet

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) covering the second five year period of the 25-year Integrated Merlin Operational Support (IMOS) contract. The contract for the […]


MoD Introduces Pelvic Protection for Frontline Troops

MoD Introduces Pelvic Protection for Frontline Troops

Greater pelvic protection for troops in Afghanistan has been introduced to help mitigate the effects of IED blasts, the MOD has announced today. The three-tiered system of clothing and armour consists of special protective underwear, and detachable armoured modular trousers. […]


RAF Harrier Bids A Final Farewell

RAF Harrier Bids A Final Farewell

Today tributes were paid to the joint force of Royal Navy and RAF Harrier aircraft, with a spectacular flypast to mark their retirement after 41 years of service. A formation of 16 Harriers took off from RAF Cottesmore and took […]


 
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