Articles written by: UK Ministry of Defence

New RAF Intelligence Aircraft to Be Delivered Seven Months Early

New RAF Intelligence Aircraft to Be Delivered Seven Months Early

Following the Prime Minister’s recent direction to invest and build up the UK’s intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) capability, the Defence Secretary has confirmed that the second Airseeker (Rivet Joint) signals intelligence plane is expected to be delivered […]


Latest A400M Transport Aircraft Is Delivered to the Royal Air Force

Latest A400M Transport Aircraft Is Delivered to the Royal Air Force

The Ministry of Defence is pleased to announce it has taken delivery of its third A400M Atlas aircraft which has flown back to the UK. The next-generation transport aircraft took off from the assembly plant in Seville, Spain, and landed […]


RAF Eurofighters Intercept Two Russian Aircraft Near Baltic States

RAF Eurofighters Intercept Two Russian Aircraft Near Baltic States

RAF Typhoon jets deployed as part of the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission intercepted two unknown aircraft on a mission over the Baltic Sea. The aircraft were scrambled from Amari air base in Estonia yesterday, to intercept aircraft approaching Baltic […]


New Surveillance System for Future Royal Navy Aircraft Carriers Revealed

New Surveillance System for Future Royal Navy Aircraft Carriers Revealed

A new helicopter-borne surveillance system has been chosen to protect the Royal Navy’s future Queen Elizabeth Class carriers. The MOD and Lockheed Martin UK, as the prime contractor for Crowsnest, have selected Thales as the chosen bidder to provide the […]


RAF Typhoons Intercept Russian Aircraft Near Estonia

RAF Typhoons Intercept Russian Aircraft Near Estonia

RAF Typhoon jets operating as part of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission have intercepted Russian military aircraft near Baltic airspace. The jets, which deployed to the region on 1 May, identified and escorted a Russian reconnaissance aircraft which was flying […]


Merlin Mk3 Begins Royal Navy Sea Trials

Merlin Mk3 Begins Royal Navy Sea Trials

The new addition to the Royal Navy’s Merlin family of aircraft has been conducting sea trials onboard the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Lyme Bay, operating daily from the Fleet Air Arm’s West Cornwall Base. The Green Merlin Mk 3 has recently […]


UK MoD Denies Spending Cuts, European Army

UK MoD Denies Spending Cuts, European Army

Discussion around the level of defence spending over the next Parliament continued to attract media coverage over the weekend and into the start of this week. A report in The Financial Times suggested that senior military figures were not expecting […]


Improving small arms training for the Royal Navy

Royal Marine with Glock 17 Sidearm

Case study from Deep Vision who pitched their ideas to industry and investors at the CDE Marketplace on 5 February 2015. Canadian company Deep Vision Inc was awarded a contract by CDE to explore a novel solution to enhance the […]


UK’s first A400M aircraft named “City of Bristol”

Airbus A400M

Royal Air Force has recognized important role Bristol has had with A400M Atlas by naming first aircraft “City of Bristol”. The UK’s first A400M Atlas has been named “City of Bristol” by the Royal Air Force in a rare honor […]


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 […]


 
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