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Why are British C-17s flying to Libya at night?

All of the flights are in and out of Libya within a few hours and have all taken place during the night points out @air_intel in this submission to the @UKDefJournal.

What will the Royal Navy’s new Vixen jets look like?

Carrier based 'Vixen' drones are being considered for a range of missions including combat, aerial refuelling and airborne early warning but what might they look like?

NAVAL NEWS

British carrier to strike targets in Syria and Iraq

HMS Queen Elizabeth's F-35 jets are going into action against Islamic State forces and will strike targets in Iraq and Syria.

Brazil picks British ‘Sea Ceptor’ missiles for new frigates

Brazil joins the United Kingdom, Chile, New Zealand and Canada in a growing list of Sea Ceptor missile users.

HMS Queen Elizabeth joins up with HMS Artful

HMS Queen Elizabeth has resumed her deployment and reformed with her Carrier Strike Group after a port visit in Italy.

AVIATION NEWS

AN-124 cargo aircraft delivers new Poseidon simulator

An AN-124 cargo aircraft touched down at Glasgow Prestwick Airport to deliver a second Operational Flight Trainer for the the Poseidon MRA Mk 1.

MoD charters aircraft to move personnel out of Afghanistan

Lasting 8 days, the use of charter aircraft to move personnel between Kabul and Birmingham will cost £1.1 million.

How many sorties are RAF aircraft flying per month?

Here is a list detailing the number of sorties by Typhoon, Voyager, Sentinel, Rivet Joint and E-3 Sentry aircraft in each month between January 2019 and May 2021.

LAND NEWS

Britain second biggest defence spender in NATO

NATO has released a report detailing the defence spending of its members.

NATO allies in ‘show of firepower’ in the Balkans

British troops Troops joined forces from 13 countries for the 'Joint Allied Power Demonstration Day' in Romania, the culmination of a key NATO exercise called Steadfast Defender.

Scottish & North Irish Yeomanry hone skills

The exercise is designed to build upon low level skills in the Light Cavalry role.

International News

Fact Checks

Outrage over ‘frigates being built in France’ goes viral

British frigates are not being built in France.

No, orders for Scottish shipyards haven’t gone overseas

The five Type 31 Frigates on order are being built at Rosyth in Scotland.

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