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British costs soaring for Eurofighter jets: audit

British costs soaring for Eurofighter jets: audit

The cost of each Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft ordered by Britain has soared by 75 percent due to bad planning and over-optimism, the public sector spending watchdog said Wednesday. The National Audit Office (NAO) said that while the fighter jet was […]


Details of RAF Redundancy Scheme Announced

Details of RAF Redundancy Scheme Announced

The RAF is the first of the three Armed Services to release the details of their redundancy programs. The Army and the Royal Navy are expected to release similar details at the beginning of April 2011. In October 2010, following […]


British Military Involvement in Libyan Evacuation

British Military Involvement in Libyan Evacuation

Supporting the FCO-led operation to recover UK nationals, the MOD has utilised a range of assets to evacuate British citizens from Libya. Beginning on Thursday 24 February, an RAF C-130 aircraft, supporting FCO charter flights, collected 65 passengers, of which […]


RAF May Retire Tornados Early to Save Money

RAF May Retire Tornados Early to Save Money

The U.K. Ministry of Defence is scrambling to find GBP1 billion ($1.62 billion) in cost savings prior to the end of the current fiscal year on March 31. Adding to the challenge, the cost-cutting options presented represent politically difficult choices […]


The Major Projects Report 2010

The Major Projects Report 2010

The Committee of Public Accounts has published a report on the Ministry of Defense Major Projects Report 2010. The Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MP, Chair of the Committee of Public Accounts, today said: “Any good progress being made on many […]


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 […]


 
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