All UK Royal Navy articles – Page 4

  • 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.

  • Tornado Brimstone - MBDA

    UK to join air strike campaign in Iraq


    The UK Parliament has voted in favour of the Royal Air Force participating in the air strike campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq.

  • X-47B Roosevelt for launch - US Navy

    Northrop Grumman sizes up UK UCAV requirements


    Northrop Grumman is pitching the unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) technology derived from its US Navy (USN)-sponsored X-47B demonstrator to the UK, to feed into its Future Combat Air System (FCAS) programme.

  • HMS Queen Elizabeth

    UK's second aircraft carrier will enter service


    UK Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that the Ministry of Defence will bring its second aircraft carrier – HMS Prince Wales – into service, in a reversal of a decision made in 2010.

  • News

    FARNBOROUGH: UK MoD signs for new helo-integrated missiles


    The UK Ministry of Defence has officially signed a £90 million ($154 million) deal with AgustaWestland to integrate two new missile types on the Royal Navy’s future Wildcat helicopters.

  • Merlin HM2

    FARNBOROUGH: Merlin HM2 enters service after 'Deep Blue' test


    ​One of the world’s most sophisticated maritime helicopters has entered service four months ahead of schedule, as the Royal Navy has expressed its delight with the type’s performance during a key exercise.

  • Scan Eagle Royal Navy FS

    FARNBOROUGH: Boeing eyes European unmanned potential


    ​A senior Boeing figure has said that the company is well positioned to penetrate the European unmanned market, following good experiences with other types of kit.

  • News

    RAeS backs UK aircraft carrier acquisition


    ​A timely report on the maritime air power capabilities of the UK has claimed that the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier – officially named on 4 July – is a wise acquisition based on the strategic advantage that the vessel will bring to the nation.

  • F-35B QE carrier - Aircraft Carrier Alliance

    F-35 grounding has no impact on UK purchase plan, says Hammond


    ​A current grounding of the entire Lockheed Martin F-35 fleet has no bearing on the UK’s plans to order the fifth-generation type, according to defence secretary Philip Hammond.

  • Wildcat LMM - Crown Copyright

    UK orders lightweight missiles for naval Wildcat


    ​The UK Royal Navy has awarded Thales a £48 million ($81 million) contract to develop a new light missile for its AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat attack helicopters.

  • F-35 Queen Elizabeth - Aircraft Carrier Alliance

    ANALYSIS: UK aircraft carrier nears programme milestone


    Two months from now, the UK Royal Navy’s largest ever warship will be named, before being floated out of its dry dock in Rosyth, Scotland, as the HMS Queen Elizabeth.

  • FASGW Wildcat - Crown Copyright

    UK, France to deliver new anti-ship missile


    ​MBDA has been awarded a demonstration and manufacturing contract worth more than £500 million ($831 million) to deliver a new helicopter-launched anti-ship missile for the French and UK navies.

  • News

    UK sets 2019 target for Crowsnest introduction


    ​The UK Royal Navy will field a next-generation organic airborne early warning capability in 2019, 18 months sooner than previously planned.

  • RAF Merlins - Crown Copyright

    UK launches commando role transition for AW101


    Seven of the UK’s AgustaWestland AW101 Merlin rotorcraft will receive an initial set of modifications to ensure a continuation of support for the Royal Navy’s Commando Helicopter Force once the service’s last Westland Sea King HC4/4+ transports are retired in 2016.

  • ScanEagle - Boeing

    Royal Navy ready to launch ScanEagle operations


    ​The UK Royal Navy is poised to conduct its first operational flights with the Boeing/Insitu ScanEagle unmanned air system, as the service continues to evaluate its long-term requirements for such equipment.