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BorderForce1-RAF-A400M-observer

Royal Air Force aircraft support Border Force operations over English Channel

On Monday 10 August 2020, the UK Defence Secretary, Ben Wallace, approved the use of an Royal Air Force A400M Atlas to support the...
QinetiQ’s new Airbus H145

QinetiQ’s new UK range helicopter

QinetiQ, the UK global integrated defence and security company has invested in a new Airbus H145 helicopter to extend capabilities and operational efficiencies for...
HMS-Queen-Elizabeth

Managing the Biggest Aviation Challenge in the Royal Navy

Rear Admiral Connell spoke to Armada International about the responsibility and challenges of developing the Royal Navy’s Carrier Strike capability. “As Rear Admiral Fleet Air...
Vespina

Boris Johnson’s million dollar ‘Air Force One’

The RAF Voyager ‘Vespina’ has completed its refurbishment to provide a secure, cost-effective and suitably profiled transport for Government Ministers and the Royal Family. The...
Crowsnest

Sightless Carrier Force

A 24 June report from the UK National Audit Office (NAO) confirmed that the Royal Navy’s new Crowsnest radar system is 18 months late,...
HENSOLDT-Mk1-Radar

German Eurofighter’s new AESA radar

On 17 June 2020 Sensor systems supplier Hensoldt welcomed the decision by the German Bundestag to develop the new Active Electronic Scanning Array (AESA)...
Erikson-SA330J

Erickson’s new US naval support contract

Erickson has won a multiple award contract as subcontractor to Metson Marine Services which provides ocean transportation, vessel operations, and ocean environmental services. $23 million...
Saab-2000

Saab Secures Another Erieye Customer

Saab has signed a contract and received an order for the Airborne Early Warning and Control solution Saab 2000 Erieye AEW&C (Airborne Early Warning...
The IRIN Navy frigate Jamaran. (Mohammad Sadegh Heydar)

Iranian Navy Friendly Fire Incident

The Islamic Republic of Iran Navy frigate Jamaran opened fire on one of its own warships, the Konarak on 10 May causing numerous casualties....
Defence-Review

UK Government Delays Integrated Security, Defence and Foreign Policy Review

During the Queen’s Speech on 19 December 2019, the Government announced plans to conduct an Integrated Security, Defence and Foreign Policy Review. Heralded as...

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