All UK Royal Air Force articles – Page 5

  • RAF Phenom 100 - Affinity
    News

    Affinity completes UK military's Phenom trainer fleet

    2018-01-30T13:20:15Z

    ​The UK's fifth and final Embraer Phenom 100 to have been acquired under its Military Flying Training System (MFTS) programme arrived at the Royal Air Force's Cranwell base in Lincolnshire on 30 January.

  • F-35B over Marham - Crown Copyright
    Analysis

    ANALYSIS: UK preparing ground for F-35B's arrival

    2017-12-04T11:35:25Z

    Sixteen years after signing up as a Level 1 partner on the US military's Joint Strike Fighter programme, the UK is now just months away from welcoming its first examples of the Lockheed Martin F-35B to home shores.

  • Typhoon Brimstones - BAE Systems
    News

    Typhoon tests keep Brimstone integration on target

    2017-11-08T12:30:29Z

    ​A flight-test campaign involving nine live firings of MBDA's Brimstone air-to-surface missile from the Eurofighter Typhoon has been completed in the UK, with the combination on track to enter operational use with the Royal Air Force by March 2019.

  • RAF Puma HC2 - Crown Copyright
    News

    UK extends support helicopter training deal

    2017-10-31T15:50:48Z

    The UK Ministry of Defence has signed an eight-year contract extension to its long-standing support helicopter synthetic training deal with CAE, ensuring training continuity until at least October 2025.

  • UK F-35B - Crown Copyright
    News

    UK outlines IOC target for F-35s

    2017-09-19T15:28:26Z

    The UK remains on target to achieve initial operational capability (IOC) with the Lockheed Martin F-35B in late 2018, with its personnel training and testing activities gathering pace.

  • Shadow R1 - Crown Copyright
    News

    UK commits to major upgrade for Shadow surveillance fleet

    2017-09-14T10:35:43Z

    One of the UK's key intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) types is to receive a major upgrade, under the terms of a long-term arrangement between the Royal Air Force and prime contractor Raytheon UK.

  • News

    Leonardo enters ASDOT training battle for UK

    2017-09-14T10:29:01Z

    ​Leonardo has joined forces with Discovery Air Defence Services and Inzpire in pursuit of a major UK aggressor aircraft requirement, making it the latest company to target the air support to defence operational training opportunity.

  • News

    RAF weighs training balance as new fleet nears use

    2017-07-31T10:58:02Z

    ​A new fleet of fixed-wing trainers being introduced to Royal Air Force use over the next two years will transform the way it prepares new pilots, with the service now reviewing its plans for the trio of types.

  • News

    UK to drive down Typhoon operating costs to match F-16

    2017-07-20T11:37:44Z

    ​The UK Royal Air Force is to enhance the capability of its Eurofighter Typhoons by using money saved via a new in-service support model for the multirole type.

  • Typhoon IPA6 Brimstone - BAE Systems
    News

    UK's Typhoon transition on target after Brimstone test

    2017-07-19T10:49:26Z

    BAE Systems says the UK's phased replacement plan for the Panavia Tornado GR4's strike capabilities remains on schedule, following a successful first separation of an MBDA Brimstone air-to-surface missile from a Eurofighter Typhoon.

  • RAF C-130J - Crown Copyright
    News

    Centre wing box replacement deal supports RAF's Hercules

    2017-07-18T16:22:51Z

    ​The UK Royal Air Force will continue operating its remaining Lockheed Martin C-130J tactical transports until 2035, with their service-life extension to be supported by a key structural upgrade programme.

  • G120TP RIAT - Craig Hoyle FlightGlobal
    News

    G120TP gets UK release to service approval

    2017-07-18T11:57:59Z

    ​The UK's operational introduction of the Grob Aircraft G120TP elementary trainer has moved a step closer, after the Affinity Flying Training Services joint venture secured military release to service approval for the type.

  • Meteor F-35B - MBDA
    News

    Meteor integration gets boost for UK F-35s

    2017-04-26T09:33:17Z

    ​MBDA has been awarded a £41 million ($52.6 million) contract to begin preparing its Meteor beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile for integration with Lockheed Martin's F-35B for the UK.

  • News

    ​Boeing receives $2.2bn order for 17 P-8As

    2017-04-04T02:09:59Z

    Boeing has secured a $2.2 billion contract covering 17 P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft destined for the US Navy, plus export customers Australia and the UK.

  • Chinook HC5 - Crown Copyright
    News

    PICTURES: RAF welcomes updated Chinook HC5

    2017-03-29T14:54:01Z

    The UK Royal Air Force has received the first of its Boeing CH-47 Chinooks upgraded to the HC5 standard.

  • Rafale Scalp-EG - Dassault
    News

    France, UK advance deep strike weapons study

    2017-03-28T20:17:10Z

    France and the UK have launched a three-year programme to advance the replacement of their current inventories of air-launched cruise missiles and anti-ship weapons, to enter use around the end of the next decade.

  • A400M RAF - Crown Copyright
    News

    Fallon calls for tactical advance on A400M

    2017-01-25T16:01:22Z

    UK defence secretary Michael Fallon has challenged Airbus Defence & Space to maintain its drive on the A400M programme during 2017, so that the Royal Air Force can take full advantage of its capabilities across a wide range of operational conditions.

  • CPB - GA-ASI
    News

    UK allocates funding to Protector programme

    2016-12-07T13:54:02Z

    The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded £100 million ($126 million) to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems to kick off the Royal Air Force’s Protector unmanned air vehicle programme.

  • F-35B Paveway IV drop - BAE Systems
    News

    PICTURE: Paveway IV dropped from F-35

    2016-12-05T14:29:53Z

    Raytheon Systems' Paveway IV laser-guided bomb has been dropped from a Lockheed Martin F-35B, paving the way for integration of the weapon on the UK’s future Joint Strike Fighter fleet.

  • CPB - GA-ASI
    News

    General Atomics performs first flight of next-generation Predator

    2016-11-30T12:51:15Z

    ​General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has carried out the maiden flight of its Certifiable Predator B (CPB), which will eventually lead to deliveries of the aircraft to the UK's Royal Air Force in 2018.