All UK Royal Navy articles – Page 3

  • Merlin HC3i - AgustaWestland

    Royal Navy receives first updated Merlin HC3


    The Royal Navy has taken delivery of its first AgustaWestland AW101 Merlin HC3 helicopter with an initial package of upgrades to support maritime operations.

  • Analysis

    ANALYSIS: Royal Navy opens doors for UAV ops discussions


    ​In an effort to progress in its understanding of unmanned air vehicle operations, the Royal Navy held a maritime unmanned air systems awareness conference at RNAS Culdrose – home of the 700 Xperimental (700X) naval air squadron that operates the Insitu ScanEagle UAV – on 24 and 25 September.

  • MQ-9 with sonobuoy - General Atomics

    New maritime capability developed for MQ-9


    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has introduced a new sonobuoy capability for its MQ-9 Guardian maritime unmanned air vehicle which, alongside a number of other developing technologies, could make it a contender to help fill the UK’s maritime patrol gap.

  • Wildcat - AgustaWestland

    DSEI: AW159 South Korea delivery due this year


    AgustaWestland is on track to deliver its first batch of AW159 maritime helicopters to South Korea later this year, as its Wildcat continues to gain operational experience with the UK’s armed forces.

  • RN RWUAS CCD trial - AgustaWestland

    DSEI: AgustaWestland reveals results of Royal Navy RWUAS trials


    AgustaWestland has revealed the results of the live trial phase of the UK Royal Navy’s Rotary Wing Unmanned Air System (RWUAS) capability concept demonstration (CCD) programme.

  • USN MQ-4C Triton anechoic chamber - US Navy

    DSEI: Northrop maintains hope in UK, Norway markets for Triton


    Ahead of the release of the UK’s Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) next month, Northrop Grumman remains hopeful that the nation’s maritime patrol capability gap can be filled with its MQ-4C Triton high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) unmanned air vehicle.

  • News

    DSEI: Upgraded Merlin HM2 fully operational with Royal Navy


    ​The Royal Navy’s AgustaWestland Merlin HM2 helicopter fleet has achieved full operational capability, with 80% of its eventual 30 modified aircraft having been returned to use.

  • UK F-35B - Crown Copyright

    OPINION: What to expect from UK defence review


    ​It might barely have registered in the minds of the British public ahead of the May general election, but the future direction of the UK’s armed forces is within weeks of again dominating the news agenda.

  • RN Sulsa 3D print UAV - Crown Copyright

    VIDEO: 3D-printed UAV launches from Royal Navy ship


    ​The University of Southampton has successfully launched its 3D-printed unmanned air vehicle from the front of a Royal Navy ship, demonstrating how the latter could potentially operate lightweight unmanned aircraft from its vessels for short range surveillance.

  • Scorpion Sea King 7 - Textron AirLand

    RIAT: Scorpion proves maritime surveillance fit during UK trials


    Textron AirLand has released details about recent demonstration flights performed in support of the UK Royal Navy using its Scorpion light strike and surveillance platform.

  • F-35B short take off ground test - Lockheed Martin

    OPINION: First 'ski-jump' test for F-35B is good news for UK


    ​Over the course of little more than one week, the UK’s carrier-based aviation ambitions have at last become almost tangible.

  • F-35B short take off ground test - Lockheed Martin

    F-35B demonstrates short take-off capability


    ​The UK and USA have carried out the first short take-off test of the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II during a ground-based test at Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland, USA on 19 June.

  • Merlin Thales AEW - Thales

    Thales bags selection for RN Crowsnest system


    ​Thales is to supply an improved version of its Searchwater radar and Cerberus mission system to deliver the UK Royal Navy’s Crowsnest airborne early warning (AEW) capability, following a selection announcement made on 22 May.

  • Merlins for Royal Navy - Crown Copyright

    Commando Merlins make move to Yeovilton


    ​The Royal Navy’s amphibious support helicopter transition from the Westland Sea King HC4 to the AgustaWestland Merlin HC4/4A has made a significant advance, with its 846 Naval Air Squadron having returned to RNAS Yeovilton in Somerset.

  • F-35A - Edwards AFB 17 Sq T&E est - Crown Copyrigh

    RAF's 17 Sqn assumes control of F-35 test and evaluation


    The Royal Air Force’s 17 Squadron has assumed control of the test and evaluation of its first Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II, marking the start of independent operational testing by the UK of its future Joint Strike Fighter.

  • F-35B UK - Crown Copyright

    UK details operational conversion unit plan for F-35


    ​The UK’s future operational conversion unit for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is expected to begin providing training using five of the stealthy aircraft, the Ministry of Defence has revealed.

  • Tanan II - Airbus Defence & Space

    Airbus touts Tanan UAV's UK potential


    ​Airbus Defence & Space is working towards the certification of its Tanan rotary unmanned air vehicle demonstrator, which could be a consideration for the Royal Navy as the force assesses it maritime surveillance options.

  • ScanEagle launch - Crown Copyright

    RN establishes UAV squadron


    The Royal Navy has established its first unmanned air vehicle squadron to oversee the deployment of the Insitu ScanEagle that has been in operation for some 12 months.

  • F-35B UK - Crown Copyright

    F-35B makes first flight with UK weapons


    ​A UK test team has completed an initial series of handling flights of a Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II carrying trial rounds of the Raytheon Systems Paveway IV precision-guided bomb and MBDA ASRAAM air-to-air missile.

  • T-6C - Beechcraft

    T-6C to head UK military training renewal


    ​The UK Ministry of Defence is replace the bulk of its current fixed-wing training aircraft with three new types, following the selection of a Military Flying Training System (MFTS) programme bid by KBR/Elbit Systems joint venture Affinity.