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617 Sqn’s Dam fine tail art

The UK Royal Air Force unveiled a specially-liveried Tornado GR4 from its world-famous 617 Sqn at Coningsby in Lincolnshire on 21 March, with its unique tail art commemorating the 70th anniversary of the unit’s formation – then flying the mighty Avro Lancaster pictured alongside it in this Crown Copyright image. Mid-May will bring the same […]

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Could Brimstone hit US sales target?

MBDA is planning an audacious raid on the already congested US air-launched weapons sector, with the company’s local subsidiary touting the dual mode seeker-equipped Brimstone to its armed services. With Brimstone’s capability having been demonstrated through its use by the UK Royal Air Force’s current Tornado GR4s in Afghanistan (MBDA-sourced image below shows one of […]

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RAF picture special – beauty and the beast

Our Image of the Day blog today carries a great image of a Royal Air Force formation of nine Eurofighter Typhoons flying overhead the stunning Lincolnshire landscape. Yes, that statement does involve some mild topographical sarcasm, but as I was born in the UK’s potentially flattest county I reckon I can get away with it. […]

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Bonkers Tonkas: UK sets Tornado retirement date

There has been a fair bit of uncertainty for a while now about the likely shape and size of the UK’s future combat aircraft fleet, but the Ministry of Defence’s planners appear to have resolved at least part of this, according to BAE Systems. Contained within the company’s lengthy half-year results statement on 2 August was the […]

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Sizing up the ‘Tartan Army’

The possibility of Scotland voting for independence has thrown up some intriguing topics for discussion recently. Key among these is the question of what would happen with any re-allocation of defence equipment currently located north of the border. Royal Air Force bases at Leuchars and Lossiemouth play respective host to squadrons equipped with Eurofighter Typhoon […]

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