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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 […]


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 […]


Royal Air Force Typhoons Intercept Multiple Russian Aircraft

Royal Air Force Typhoons Intercept Multiple Russian Aircraft

RAF Typhoons were yesterday (Tuesday 17 June) scrambled to intercept multiple Russian aircraft as part of NATO’s ongoing mission to police Baltic airspace. The Typhoon aircraft, from 3 (Fighter) Squadron, were launched after four separate groups of aircraft were detected […]


RAF Flying High In New Chinook Helicopter

RAF Flying High In New Chinook Helicopter

The first of the RAF’s fourteen new Chinook helicopters have been unveiled today by the Defence Secretary, Philip Hammond, following its entry into service on time. During a visit to RAF Odiham in Hampshire, the home of the Chinook force, […]


 
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