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  • ​More details emerge on RAF Tornado deployment


    A “small number” of Royal Air Force Panavia GR4 Tornado combat jets have been deployed to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus where they will be positioned to support aid delivery to displaced people in Iraq.


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  • RAF Rivet Joint on first operational deployment over Iraq


    The Royal Air Force has deployed its first Boeing RC-135W Rivet Joint signals intelligence aircraft to support...


  • PICTURE: BAE's Hawk T1 turns 40


    Qinetiq has marked the 40th anniversary of the Hawker Siddeley (now BAE Systems) Hawk jet trainer's first flight, by...


  • Oman retires last Jaguar strike aircraft


    ​Oman has retired its last four operational Sepecat Jaguars, with the strike aircraft having been involved in a...


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  • RAF Rivet Joint on first operational deployment over Iraq

    News | 21 Aug 2014 16:44 | Beth Stevenson

    The Royal Air Force has deployed its first Boeing RC-135W Rivet Joint signals intelligence aircraft to support operations over Iraq, marking the first operational deployment of the aircraft since its delivery in November 2013.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/RAF-Rivet-Joint-on-first-operational-deployment-over-Iraq-402899/
  • PICTURE: BAE's Hawk T1 turns 40

    News | 21 Aug 2014 16:36 | Jamie Hunter

    Qinetiq has marked the 40th anniversary of the Hawker Siddeley (now BAE Systems) Hawk jet trainer's first flight, by commissioning in-flight pictures of pre-production aircraft XX154 – which remains in use with the Empire Test Pilots’ School.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-BAEs-Hawk-T1-turns-40-402914/
  • ​More details emerge on RAF Tornado deployment

    News | 13 Aug 2014 09:27 | Beth Stevenson

    A “small number” of Royal Air Force Panavia GR4 Tornado combat jets have been deployed to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus where they will be positioned to support aid delivery to displaced people in Iraq.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/More-details-emerge-on-RAF-Tornado-deployment-402639/
  • Oman retires last Jaguar strike aircraft

    News | 12 Aug 2014 13:29

    ​Oman has retired its last four operational Sepecat Jaguars, with the strike aircraft having been involved in a disbandment flypast by 8 Sqn at its Thumrait air base on 6 August.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Oman-retires-last-Jaguar-strike-aircraft-402605/
  • UK to deploy Tornados in support of Iraq operations

    News | 12 Aug 2014 09:30 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The UK is further lending its support to the fight against Islamic militants in Iraq, as it reveals its plans to position its Panavia GR4 Tornado combat aircraft in the region.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/UK-to-deploy-Tornados-in-support-of-Iraq-operations-402592/
  • UK steps up Iraq support with C-130Js

    News | 11 Aug 2014 11:45 | Beth Stevenson

    ​Two Royal Air Force Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules transport aircraft have been deployed to provide aid to displaced Iraqis that are stranded in the Mount Sinjar region of the country.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/UK-steps-up-Iraq-support-with-C-130Js-402554/