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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...

RAF’s Centenary Marked by Continuing Deployment on Operation Shader

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Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) celebrated its 100th anniversary on Sunday 1 April 2018. But while the service prepares for an anniversary parade and flypast in London on 10 July, and for a host of other events over the summer, the service is continuing...

UKMFTS Moves Forward

The eighth of 29 Airbus Helicopters H-135T3 light utility helicopters for the rotary-wing training component of the UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) programme has arrived at Airbus Helicopters’ UK facility at Oxford Airport in central England. A $1.4 billion amendment to the UKMFTS contract...

RAF ASRAAM Integration Advances

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A live firing of MBDA’s Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missile (ASRAAM) from a Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning-II fighter has taken place; marking the first time a non-US made weapon has been dropped from the type. The infrared-guided ASRAAM is being certified for use on the...

Crunching the Gears

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The Royal Air Force (RAF) is well on its way to clearing up the gearbox issues that have recently plagued its Airbus A400M-C1 Atlas turboprop freighters. These gearbox problems did cause, on one occasion, one of the four Europrop TP400-D5 turboprop engines used by...

Preparing for Retirement

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The RAF will commence the drawdown of its Panavia Tornado-GR4 fighter force on 31 March, armadainternational.com has learned, when the jet’s training unit will disband.  15(R) Squadron located at RAF Lossiemouth airbase in northern Scotland, is the Tornado Operational Conversion Unit (OCU), which prepares pilots...

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