What weapons can British P-8 Maritime Patrol Aircraft carry?

The Mk 54 Torpedo is so far the only weapon that has been cleared for use on the aircraft in British service.

Raytheon awarded £10m AMRAAM missile support contract

Raytheon Systems have today been awarded a £10m contract for in-service support for the AMRAAM missile system.

New British military air traffic control system being rolled out

The new system has been installed at RAF Shawbury (before rolling out to 60 other military sites around the world) under a £1.5-billion contract placed by DE&S.

British aircraft continue to monitor Russian border with Ukraine

There has been an increase in the frequency of British RC-135 aircraft being deployed to the Black Sea region near Ukraine's border with Russia.

UK planning to purchase additional A400M transport aircraft

In a table detailing current and future Ministry of Defence expenditure, an entry is listed mentioning that the UK plans to purchase additional A400M Atlas transport aircraft later this decade.

Boeing wins £460m British military logistics contract

A logistics system critical to British military operations around the world will be supported under a new five-year, £460 million contract with Boeing Defence UK.

Contract awarded for maintenance of RAF’s High-G Centrifuge

Thales UK has been awarded a contract for the continued service provision and equipment maintenance of the High-G Centrifuge at RAF Cranwell.

First F-35B undergoes airframe strengthening using lasers

Laser shock peening strengthens the aircraft’s frame without adding any additional material or weight, which would reduce its capability by limiting fuel or weapon carrying capacity.

BAE to boost staff in UK by around 1,700

The 1,700 apprentices and graduates will be based at BAE sites in England, Scotland and Wales.

Increased presence of British surveillance aircraft near Ukraine

British surveillance aircraft operating near the Russian border isn't unusual but there has been a significant increase in the frequency of missions to the coast of Crimea in recent days.

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