Top News on Royal Air Force

  • RIAT: Eurofighter set for weapons testing, but production questions remain


    The Eurofighter Typhoon is poised to enter a fresh round of advanced weapons testing in the UK, just as the programme’s four partner nations have agreed a new long-term plan to pursue additional future capability enhancements for the multi-role type.


  • Other News for Royal Air Force

  • UK hands Typhoon baton over to Germany for NATO mission


    A Royal Air Force detachment of Eurofighter Typhoons has completed its rotation in support of NATO’s Baltic Air...


  • Spain allocates funds for MALE UAV


    ​The Spanish military is in the process of down selecting a medium altitude, long endurance unmanned air vehicle, for...


  • RAF Tornado squadron to continue fighting militants in Iraq


    Panavia Tornado GR4 aircraft from the Royal Air Force’s 12 (Bomber) Sqn will continue to operate against Islamic State...


  • News Listings for Royal Air Force

  • UK hands Typhoon baton over to Germany for NATO mission

    News | 27 Aug 2015 13:57 | Beth Stevenson

    A Royal Air Force detachment of Eurofighter Typhoons has completed its rotation in support of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing (BAP) mission in Estonia, handing over to a German unit of the same type.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/UK-hands-Typhoon-baton-over-to-Germany-for-NATO-mission-416136/
  • Spain allocates funds for MALE UAV

    News | 11 Aug 2015 13:54 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The Spanish military is in the process of down selecting a medium altitude, long endurance unmanned air vehicle, for which it has reportedly allocated €25 million ($26 million) in its 2016 budget.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Spain-allocates-funds-for-MALE-UAV-415573/
  • RAF Tornado squadron to continue fighting militants in Iraq

    News | 04 Aug 2015 16:54 | Beth Stevenson

    Panavia Tornado GR4 aircraft from the Royal Air Force’s 12 (Bomber) Sqn will continue to operate against Islamic State militants in Iraq until March 2017, further delaying the retirement of the type from UK service.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/RAF-Tornado-squadron-to-continue-fighting-militants-in-Iraq-415377/
  • Indian Su-30s start joint exercise with RAF Typhoons

    News | 22 Jul 2015 16:56 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Four Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighters from the Indian air force's 2 Sqn have begun their involvement in a UK-based exercise also involving Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoons.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Indian-Su-30s-start-joint-exercise-with-RAF-Typhoons-414909/
  • RIAT: Eurofighter set for weapons testing, but production questions remain

    News | 22 Jul 2015 12:04 | Craig Hoyle

    The Eurofighter Typhoon is poised to enter a fresh round of advanced weapons testing in the UK, just as the programme’s four partner nations have agreed a new long-term plan to pursue additional future capability enhancements for the multi-role type.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/RIAT-Eurofighter-set-for-weapons-testing-but-production-questions-remain-414898/
  • RIAT: AirTanker offers surge-fleet Voyager to military users

    News | 21 Jul 2015 13:25 | Craig Hoyle

    ​AirTanker is offering its latest Airbus A330 Voyager acquired as part of the UK’s Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft programme to enable the nation or other military operators to move personnel or freight, rather than put the widebody into commercial use.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/RIAT-AirTanker-offers-surge-fleet-Voyager-to-military-users-414852/