The MoD plan to have three P-8 Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft in service by 2020 it has been revealed.
Islamic State (IS) terrorists have suffered further losses as Royal Air Force aircraft have continued operations over Syria and Iraq.
Britain is considering the lease of two US Navy P-8's, with British crews, to bridge the gap between now and when the first British P-8's enter service.
RAF Typhoon jets have been launched seven times this year to meet Russian aircraft the MoD has revealed.
Following the vote in the House of Commons last night, Tornado GR4 aircraft flew their first offensive operation against Islamic State targets inside Syria. Following the vote in the House of Commons last night, Tornado GR4 aircraft flew their first offensive operation against Islamic State targets inside Syria. The strikes targeted the Omar oil fields in eastern Syria, which is under IS...
British niche capabilities would make a difference in Syria French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said.
The P-8 Poseidon is designed to conduct anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare and shipping interdiction.
British drones have killed around 305 Islamic State fighters in Iraq over the past year without harming any civilians, the Ministry of Defence has revealed.