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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 […]


F-35B Aces First Release of a UK Paveway IV Bomb

F-35B Aces First Release of a UK Paveway IV Bomb

The F-35 Lightning II program made aviation history June 12 as Royal Air Force (RAF) Test Pilot Squadron Leader Andy Edgell released two inert 500-pound dual mode Paveway IV precision-guided bombs from aircraft BF-03 over the Atlantic Test Ranges. 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 […]


DoD Announces European Infrastructure Consolidation Actions and F-35 Basing in Europe

DoD Announces European Infrastructure Consolidation Actions and F-35 Basing in Europe

The Department of Defense announced today the consolidation of some U.S. infrastructure in Europe, including the return of 15 sites to their host nations. These actions, taken as part of the European Infrastructure Consolidation (EIC) process, will save the U.S. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


AIR5428 Platform Selected for UK Military Flying Training System‏

AIR5428 Platform Selected for UK Military Flying Training System‏

BAE Systems Air5428 pilot training platform, Beechcraft’s T-6C military trainer, will be used to train the next generation of United Kingdom military pilots. On behalf of the UK Ministry of Defence, the Ascent consortium recently selected the Beechcraft T-6C as […]


MBDA Wins £40M Order for ASRAAM Missile

MBDA Wins £40M Order for ASRAAM Missile

A number of highly skilled technology jobs have been protected across the country thanks to a £40 million contract to support the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) air-to-air missile system. The contract with MBDA, which designed and manufactured the Advanced Short-Range […]


 
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