All UK Royal Navy articles – Page 3

  • ScanEagle launch - Crown Copyright

    Royal Navy will use Unmanned Warrior to assess ScanEagle replacement


    The Royal Navy is looking towards the Unmanned Warrior exercise that will take place later this year to assess “all options” for the replacement of its Boeing/Insitu ScanEagle unmanned air vehicles, which will go out of service in late 2017.

  • MV-22

    FARNBOROUGH: Bell eyes German heavylift requirement for V-22


    Bell Helicopter is touting its co-developed V-22 tiltrotor for the German air force’s heavylift rotorcraft requirement, despite the programme having largely focused on only two other options to date.

  • UK Chinook HC6 - Boeing

    ANALYSIS: UK helicopter training looks to make synthetic shift


    In 2014, the Royal Air Force’s chief of air staff, ACM Andrew Pulford, said that “without any doubt” more of the UK forces' training had to be simulated, moving away from a reliance on live flying.

  • AW159 Wildcat - Crown Copyright

    Philippine navy orders two AW159 Wildcats


    Finmeccanica has announced the Philippine navy will acquire two AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare rotorcraft under a contract valued at €100 million ($114 million).

  • ETPS Hawk - Jamie Hunter Qinetiq

    UK Hawks receive five-year support boost


    Contracts totalling £372 million ($530 million) have been awarded to BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce to continue supporting the UK Ministry of Defence’s Hawk trainer fleet for a five-year term.

  • T-6C UK - Affinity

    UK signs £1.1bn deal for new military training fleet


    ​The UK Ministry of Defence has signed contracts worth £1.1 billion ($1.58 billion) to cover the remaining fixed-wing elements of its Military Flight Training System (MFTS) infrastructure. The deals span the provision of a trio of new aircraft types and related ground-based training equipment.

  • UK F-35B - Crown Copyright

    F-35B due to make second attempt at UK airshow debut


    Two years after Lockheed Martin's abortive attempt to give its F-35 an international debut was scuppered by an engine fire, as many as five Joint Strike Fighters will be in the UK in July to appear at two major air shows.

  • Apache AH1 - Crown Copyright

    UK defence review promises rotorcraft stability


    ​Reflecting its major investments in military helicopters for several years, the UK government’s Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) contains no major surprises with regard to the rotorcraft sector.

  • UK F-35B - Crown Copyright

    CONOPS required for UK F-35 data collection


    Concepts of operation need to be developed so the UK’s new Lockheed Martin F-35B Joint Strike Fighters can best exploit the large amount of data that it would collect, a Royal Navy representative has claimed.

  • 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.