RAF Typhoons take part in German-led exercise
Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4s from No 11 (Fighter) Squadron at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire, have taken part in the German-led Exercise MAGDay over the southern North Sea.
RAF unveils new scheme for VIP Voyager
The RAF has rolled out a specially painted Airbus A330 Voyager KC2 multi-role tanker/transport for special use as a VIP transport for senior UK government officials and members of the Royal Family.
Joint UK-Qatari Typhoon unit takes flight
The Royal Air Force (RAF) and Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) have commenced flying operations under No 12 Squadron, a joint force Eurofighter Typhoon unit based at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire.
RAF adapts BAe 146 CC3s for medical use
The Royal Air Force (RAF) has announced that a pair of BAe 146 CC3 tactical transports – operated by No 32 (The Royal) Squadron from RAF Northolt in west London – have been modified to provide a medical mission.
UK extends Chinook deployment in Mali
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has once again extended the deployment of Royal Air Force (RAF)-operated Chinook HC5 helicopters and personnel to Mali.
48th Fighter Wing F-15C crashes in the North Sea
A Boeing F-15C Eagle – assigned to the US Air Forces Europe’s (USAFE’s) 48th Fighter Wing (FW) at RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk – has crashed into the North Sea.
D-Day: Aerial Armada
Graham Pitchfork describes the massive airborne assault that paved the way for D-Day
RAF Typhoons intercept Russian Il-20M near Lithuania
Royal Air Force (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4s – currently deployed to Lithuania in support of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing (BAP) mission – have carried out their first intercept of a Russian military aircraft.
Boeing grows RAF Wedgetail industry team
Leonardo, STS Aviation Services and Thales have been selected by Boeing to join a UK-based industry team that will deliver five E-7A Wedgetail airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft to the Royal Air Force (RAF).
Wildcat HMA2 test-fires Martlet missiles
A Leonardo Helicopters AW159 Wildcat HMA2 – belonging to the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm (FAA) – has successfully test-fired Thales’ Martlet Lightweight Multirole Missile (LMM) for the first time.
RAF Typhoons train with USAF B-1B over North Sea
Royal Air Force (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4s have conducted a training exercise with a USAF-operated Rockwell B-1B Lancer supersonic-capable strategic bomber over the North Sea.
UK MoD plots Red Arrows move to RAF Waddington
Plans to relocate the Royal Air Force’s (RAF’s) world-renowned aerobatic team, the Red Arrows, to RAF Waddington – following the closure of its current home, RAF Scampton – have been announced by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD).