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SKELDAR R-350 flight crews pass certification in Switzerland with leading UAV training organisation RUSTA

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UMS SKELDAR, the world-leader in pioneering maritime unmanned helicopters, has completed CAA-approved certification of flight crew in Switzerland, ahead of training roll-out with Swedish flight ops as company expands across global markets. Europe’s leading provider of Rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platforms, UMS SKELDAR, has...

Leading Military Experts from RAF and USAF announced as Latest Speakers to join Air Mission Planning & Support 2019

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SMi reports: Senior military officials from the RAF and USAF recently confirmed to join the speaker line-up at Air Mission Planning & Support in London this April. The 10th Annual Air Mission Planning and Support conference is taking place London on the 9th and 10th...

UK Ministry of Defence awards Rubb Buildings Ltd with new £9.5m single source contract

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North East manufacturing company Rubb has been awarded a new two-year contract with the UK Ministry of Defence. The new contract will see Rubb continue to provide military shelters, repairs, refurbishments, spare parts, training, Post Design Services (PDS) and support for infrastructure which can be...

RAF Typhoons Carry Brimstone Over Syria

Jon Lake - The RAF’s Typhoon Force has flown its first operational sortie carrying the new-to-Typhoon MBDA Brimstone 2 precision attack missile. On 30 January, Air Commodore Justin Reuter, UK Air Component Commander for Operation Shader and Air Officer Commanding 83 Expeditionary Air Group shared a...

RAF Tornado Bows Out

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Jon Lake - On 31 January 2019, the RAF Tornado Force flew its final operational sortie on Operation Shader - the UK element of the international campaign against Daesh (the so-called Islamic State group). Two Panavia Tornado GR.Mk4s took off from RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus...

Four generations of strike fighters?

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When UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announced that the RAF’s F-35Bs were ready to deploy, having attained initial operating capability (IOC), he did so in front of four different RAF Fast Jets. For the ceremony, held at RAF Marham in Norfolk on 10 January,...

First Tranche of 18 F-35B’s for UK Nears Completion

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Jon Lake - In mid-November the UK took delivery of its 17th Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning aircraft. The aircraft was the penultimate aircraft in Britain’s initial block of 18 Joint Strike Fighters and was delivered to U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina,...

F-35 Lightning Jets make history on HMS Queen Elizabeth

Fast fighter jets are once again flying from a Royal Navy aircraft carrier as the first F-35s have landed on the flight deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth. Royal Navy Commander Nathan Gray and RAF Squadron Leader Andy Edgell were the first pilots to make history...

RAF receives 20th Atlas Transport Aircraft

The Royal Air Force (RAF) has taken delivery of the 20th next-generation Atlas transport aircraft as the programme continues to meet key development milestones. Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson announced the arrival today at a gala dinner at the Royal International Air...

RAF Typhoons return to Romania to resume NATO Black Sea Mission

Typhoon fighter aircraft from the Royal Air Force returned to Romania on Monday to continue their enhanced Air Policing mission begun last year. The Eurofighter Typhoon multi-role fighters from Number II (Army Co-operation) Squadron left their base at RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland on Monday to...

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