MoD confident ‘Crowsnest’ carrier early warning ready 2021

The Ministry of Defence say it remains confident that Merlin Mk2 helicopters fitted with the CROWSNEST early warning system will be available to support the first operational deployment of HMS Queen Elizabeth in 2021.

British F-35 jets head for US to take part in Exercise Red Flag

F-35 jets set off from RAF Marham to the United States to take part in Exercise Red Flag, the world's premier air combat exercise.

F-35 acts as airborne sensor for missile defence test

The test validated the F-35s capability to serve as an airborne sensor and extend the range of air and missile defense systems.

Boeing and US Navy complete first Super Hornet IRST Block II flight

Boeing say that IRST Block II provides F/A-18 aircrew with improved optics and processing power.

UK orders four additional H145 Jupiter training helicopters

The MoD's UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) has signed a £183 million contract to boost training services for new Rotary Wing pilots.

Airbus demonstrates first fully automatic vision-based take-off

Airbus has successfully performed the first fully automatic vision-based take-off using an Airbus Family test aircraft at Toulouse-Blagnac airport.

Leonardo’s Falco Xplorer drone completes first flight

The new Remotely-Piloted Air System, the largest Leonardo has ever built, has successfully undergone its first test flight.

Soldiers and aircrew practice key battlefield skills

Soldiers from 13 Air Assault Support Regiment Royal Logistic Corps hooked up vehicles and equipment to an RAF Chinook helicopter.

Dynetics X-61A swarming air vehicle undertakes maiden flight

Dynetics say they have successfully flown the X-61A Gremlins Air Vehicle (GAV) for the first time.

Confirmation that Royal BAe 146 aircraft to be replaced

It has been confirmed that replacements for 32 (The Royal) Squadron BAE 146 aircraft are being considered.



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