Ireland considering purchase of jet fighters

An Irish purchase of "air combat interceptors" for their air force would mean that British fighter aircraft would no longer need to intercept unresponsive aircraft in Irish airspace.

First NATO A330 multi-role tanker transport aircraft delivered

The type, known as Voyager in UK service, will enhance NATO strategic transport and air-to-air refuelling capabilities.

Airbus signs contract for integration of 115 new Eurofighter ESCAN radars

Airbus has been awarded a contract for the development, supply and integration of 115 Eurofighter ESCAN Radars for the German and Spanish Eurofighter fleet.

Next Generation Jammer Low Band testing continues

NGJ-LB is part of a larger NGJ weapon system that will augment, and ultimately replace the legacy ALQ-99 Tactical Jamming System currently used for Airborne Electronic Attack on the EA-18G Growler aircraft.

UK-Qatari joint Typhoon squadron commences flying

12 Squadron is the first Joint Squadron in the RAF since the Battle of Britain in the Second World War.

RAF Force Protection utilise Remotely Piloted Air System

The idea to use a Remotely Piloted Air System for Force Protection originated from a homegrown idea in the RAF Force Protection Centre, RAF Honington in 2017.

HMS Queen Elizabeth launches first ‘4-ship package’ of British F-35 jets

Aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has launched the first ever '4-ship package' of British F-35 jets for a reconnaissance mission.

How many times has the ‘VIP Voyager’ been used for ministerial travel?

The aircraft was refit in 2016 at a cost of £10 million and has been used 25 times for ministerial travel.

United Kingdom flies field hospital to Africa after UN request

The United Kingdom is the first NATO Ally to come forward with an aid flight, delivering supplies to build a field hospital in Ghana.

No, the flag painted onto the VIP Voyager aircraft isn’t backwards

With the reveal of imagery showing a new paint job for the aircraft used by the Prime Minister, many have expressed concern that the flag has been painted on backwards.

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