Top News on Royal Air Force

  • T-6C to head UK military training renewal


    ​The UK Ministry of Defence is replace the bulk of its current fixed-wing training aircraft with three new types, following the selection of a Military Flying Training System (MFTS) programme bid by KBR/Elbit Systems joint venture Affinity.


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  • ​RAF Reaper performs first Hellfire strike in Iraq


    The UK Royal Air Force has conducted the first air strike using one of its General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9...


  • RAF Reapers to double surveillance of Islamic State militants


    ​The Royal Air Force has confirmed that it is planning to double the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper unmanned air vehicle...


  • Allies strengthen coalition against Islamic State militants


    ​Several additional nations have begun taking part in US-led operations against Islamic State militants in Iraq, with...


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  • ANALYSIS: No loose talk but plenty to shout about at AgustaWestland

    News | 18 Nov 2014 11:51 | Dominic Perry

    AgustaWestland - like every Finmeccanica company - is a bit sensitive right now. Interviews with the company are only granted on the basis that quotes are attributed to the organisation rather than individuals. The stricture, driven by the changes at the top of Finmeccanica and part of the spring cleaning initiated by its new chief executive Mauro Moretti, has particular resonance for AgustaWestland. His appointment can be traced directly to the abrupt departure in February 2013 of Guiseppe Orsi as part of huge fall-out from the India corruption scandal during his time as AgustaWestland chief. It is an issue that has hung over the helicopter manufacturer for the past year or more, overshadowing any achievements. In fact, to illustrate the lasting legacy of the India deal, one only has to type "AgustaWestland" into the search bar of Google and one of the first suggestions to appear is "AgustaWestland India". It is, as the company describes it, "such a touchy subject".http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-No-loose-talk-but-plenty-to-shout-about-at-AgustaWestland-405502/
  • ​RAF Reaper performs first Hellfire strike in Iraq

    News | 11 Nov 2014 11:13 | Beth Stevenson

    The UK Royal Air Force has conducted the first air strike using one of its General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Reaper unmanned air vehicles against Islamic State insurgents in Iraq, following the type's deployment in support of the anti-extremist mission last month.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/RAF-Reaper-performs-first-Hellfire-strike-in-Iraq-405894/
  • RAF Reapers to double surveillance of Islamic State militants

    News | 07 Nov 2014 11:46 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The Royal Air Force has confirmed that it is planning to double the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper unmanned air vehicle capability that it is currently operating over Iraq against Islamic State (IS) militants.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/RAF-Reapers-to-double-surveillance-of-Islamic-State-militants-405738/
  • T-6C to head UK military training renewal

    News | 24 Oct 2014 10:56 | Craig Hoyle

    ​The UK Ministry of Defence is replace the bulk of its current fixed-wing training aircraft with three new types, following the selection of a Military Flying Training System (MFTS) programme bid by KBR/Elbit Systems joint venture Affinity.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/T-6C-to-head-UK-military-training-renewal-405203/
  • Allies strengthen coalition against Islamic State militants

    News | 03 Oct 2014 08:00 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Several additional nations have begun taking part in US-led operations against Islamic State militants in Iraq, with UK aircraft having performed their first strikes, and fresh deployments made or announced by Belgium and the Netherlands.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Allies-strengthen-coalition-against-Islamic-State-militants-404469/
  • RAF Tornados strike first Islamic State targets

    News | 30 Sep 2014 21:10 | Craig Hoyle

    ​A pair of Royal Air Force Panavia Tornado GR4s engaged their first Islamic State targets in Iraq on 30 September, the UK Ministry of Defence has announced.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/RAF-Tornados-strike-first-Islamic-State-targets-404310/