All UK Royal Air Force articles – Page 4

  • Tempest FIA - BAE Systems
    News

    FARNBOROUGH: Tempest concept underscores UK fighter ambitions

    2018-07-16T18:13:48Z

    ​A highly ambitious vision of the UK's next-generation fighter was revealed on the opening day of the Farnborough air show, with the Tempest concept adding significant firepower to the Ministry of Defence's new Combat Air strategy.

  • Protector 31 Sqn - Mark Kwiatkowski/FlightGlobal
    News

    FARNBOROUGH: RAF touts potential of Protector programme

    2018-07-15T14:28:05Z

    ​General Atomics Aeronautical Systems is arriving at the Farnborough air show on a high, after completing a historic transatlantic first with its MQ-9B SkyGuardian – the basis for the UK Royal Air Force's future Protector remotely-piloted air system.

  • News

    FARNBOROUGH: Centurion delivers for RAF Typhoon force

    2018-07-15T14:14:17Z

    ​Expanded Royal Air Force operations with the Eurofighter Typhoon are on track to cover the retirement of its last Panavia Tornado GR4s in March 2019, while the service's long-term strike ambitions could be laid out in a new Combat Air strategy as the Farnborough air show starts.

  • A400M Voyager
    News

    UK receives 20th Atlas as testing continues

    2018-07-14T09:01:09Z

    ​The UK Royal Air Force has received its 20th of an eventual 22 A400M Atlas transports from Airbus Defence & Space, while test flights of additional capabilities continue.

  • Analysis

    ANALYSIS: The history of the Supermarine Spitfire and Eurofighter Typhoon

    2018-07-12T09:18:10Z

    ​To mark the 100th anniversary of the UK establishing the Royal Air Force as the first independent service of its kind, our cutaway choice for this Farnborough air show preview issue features two of the most significant types flown during its first century of operations.

  • News

    PICTURES: London flypast marks RAF's centenary

    2018-07-10T13:00:50Z

    ​Three of the UK's new Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightnings were among around 100 aircraft which took part in a flypast over central London on 10 July as part of the Royal Air Force's ongoing centenary celebrations.

  • Typhoon Brimstones - BAE Systems
    News

    Centurion update nears service with RAF Typhoons

    2018-07-10T10:52:51Z

    A vital programme to transfer ground-attack capabilities from the UK Royal Air Force's retiring Panavia Tornado GR4s to the Eurofighter Typhoon remains on target to deliver by year-end, according to BAE Systems.

  • Wedgetail - Commonwealth of Australia
    News

    UK committee urges against Wedgetail selection

    2018-07-04T16:10:46Z

    The chairman of the UK's cross-party parliamentary Defence Committee has taken the unusual step of making public its concerns over a possible plan to replace the Royal Air Force's fleet of Boeing E-3D Sentry airborne warning and control system aircraft.

  • Analysis

    ANALYSIS: RAF100 spectacular adds to RIAT's allure

    2018-07-03T08:59:54Z

    One of the best opportunities to become immersed in the Royal Air Force's centenary celebrations will come on the eve of the aviation industry's main trade event at Farnborough, with multiple special events planned during the preceding Royal International Air Tattoo.

  • Analysis

    ANALYSIS: RAF100 events mark strong legacy

    2018-07-02T10:36:37Z

    On 10 July, as many as 100 aircraft will take part in an historic flypast over The Mall and Buckingham Palace in London, to commemorate the centenary of the Royal Air Force's formation.

  • SkyGuardian - Crown Copyright
    News

    Unmanned SkyGuardian to cross Atlantic for RIAT debut

    2018-06-27T10:52:55Z

    ​General Atomics Aeronautical Systems' MQ-9B SkyGuardian medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely-piloted air system will make it first transatlantic journey early next month, before appearing at the UK's Royal International Air Tattoo.

  • UK F-35B Marham - Crown Copyright
    News

    PICTURES: UK's first F-35s touch down at Marham home

    2018-06-07T09:56:49Z

    ​The UK's first four new-generation strike aircraft touched down at the Royal Air Force's Marham base in Norfolk on the evening of 6 June, with the Lockheed Martin F-35Bs having completed a nonstop flight from South Carolina.

  • G120TP Prefect - Crown Copyright
    News

    Affinity hails UK Phenom, Prefect training milestones

    2018-05-18T10:43:18Z

    ​With two of its new aircraft fleets already complete, the fixed-wing element of the UK Military Flying Training System programme recently achieved two key milestones.

  • Analysis

    ANALYSIS: UK 'pleased with progress' of Predator UAV testing

    2018-04-24T09:23:04Z

    The UK’s role in the coalition efforts in the Middle East over recent years has led the country to become an operator of a number of discriminating technologies, in particular an armed version of the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Reaper UAV. The UK operates a 10-strong fleet of Block ...

  • F-35B over Marham - Crown Copyright
    News

    UK re-forms 617 Sqn for F-35B era

    2018-04-18T11:25:08Z

    The Royal Air Force's 617 Sqn – the UK's first frontline unit to field the Lockheed Martin F-35B – has been officially re-formed during a ceremony in Washington DC.

  • Analysis

    ANALYSIS: Aviation struggles to attract new talent

    2018-04-12T12:00:42Z

    Difficult though it may be for those in the aerospace industry to comprehend it, there is a real problem generating sufficient interest in aviation careers to meet the demand for highly skilled jobs like engineers, pilots and air traffic controllers.

  • News

    Team Tempest pursues UCAS demonstrator deal

    2018-04-04T12:48:12Z

    The UK Ministry of Defence plans to conduct a future test campaign using a low-cost unmanned combat air system (UCAS) demonstrator, with the work to build on the lessons learned from previous activities including its BAE Systems-led Taranis programme.

  • Typhoon Brimstone 2 - BAE Systems
    News

    Brimstone deal to support MBDA sales offensive

    2018-03-29T13:06:20Z

    ​MBDA has received a long-term contract from the UK Ministry of Defence that will extend the production and sustainment of its improved Brimstone air-to-surface missile into the 2030s.

  • Tornado GR4 - Crown Copyright
    News

    RAF Tornados ready to deploy BriteCloud decoys

    2018-03-28T16:06:01Z

    Royal Air Force Panavia Tornado GR4 crews flying missions over Iraq and Syria are poised to benefit from a defensive update developed by Leonardo and recently approved for operational use by the UK Ministry of Defence.

  • F-35B over Marham - Crown Copyright
    News

    UK preparing ambitious combat air strategy

    2018-02-22T14:00:36Z

    The UK Ministry of Defence will publish a new combat air strategy document later this year, which defence secretary Gavin Williamson says will “bring together the best of British engineering, skill and design, and deliver a compelling vision for the future of air power".