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  • A330 flight control laws saved Voyager, inquiry finds


    ​An in-flight mishap involving a Royal Air Force Airbus A330 Voyager en route to Afghanistan last year has been categorised as “an extremely serious near-miss” by the director general of the UK Military Aviation Authority (MAA), following the completion of a service inquiry.


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  • Air forces could further exploit surveillance potential of offensive assets


    ​Fighter aircraft could be additionally utilised as surveillance assets to avoid stovepipe operations, and allow for...


  • Commando Merlins make move to Yeovilton


    ​The Royal Navy’s amphibious support helicopter transition from the Westland Sea King HC4 to the AgustaWestland Merlin...


  • RAF C-130J deployed to South Sudan


    ​The Royal Air Force says that its Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules strategic transport has been deployed to...


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  • Air forces could further exploit surveillance potential of offensive assets

    News | 22 Apr 2015 09:40 | Beth Stevenson

    ​Fighter aircraft could be additionally utilised as surveillance assets to avoid stovepipe operations, and allow for more data to be collected and exploited during future conflicts, a Royal Air Force officer has claimed.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Air-forces-could-further-exploit-surveillance-potential-of-offensive-assets-411468/
  • Commando Merlins make move to Yeovilton

    News | 01 Apr 2015 11:50 | Craig Hoyle

    ​The Royal Navy’s amphibious support helicopter transition from the Westland Sea King HC4 to the AgustaWestland Merlin HC4/4A has made a significant advance, with its 846 Naval Air Squadron having returned to RNAS Yeovilton in Somerset.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Commando-Merlins-make-move-to-Yeovilton-410790/
  • RAF C-130J deployed to South Sudan

    News | 27 Mar 2015 18:48 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The Royal Air Force says that its Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules strategic transport has been deployed to northeastern Africa to deliver supplies to a remote region under the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) humanitarian relief effort.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/RAF-C-130J-deployed-to-South-Sudan-410644/
  • Fallon rejects 'modest' description of UK's anti-IS role

    News | 26 Mar 2015 15:28 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The UK Ministry of Defence has rejected claims that it is only making a “strikingly modest” contribution to the multinational coalition effort against Islamic State militants in Iraq, touting that it has performed only second to the USA throughout the campaign.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Fallon-rejects-modest-description-of-UKs-anti-IS-role-410605/
  • A330 flight control laws saved Voyager, inquiry finds

    News | 24 Mar 2015 10:49 | Craig Hoyle

    ​An in-flight mishap involving a Royal Air Force Airbus A330 Voyager en route to Afghanistan last year has been categorised as “an extremely serious near-miss” by the director general of the UK Military Aviation Authority (MAA), following the completion of a service inquiry.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/A330-flight-control-laws-saved-Voyager-inquiry-finds-410491/
  • ANALYSIS: Strength of UK's offensive fleet hangs on upcoming SDSR

    News | 19 Mar 2015 09:30 | Beth Stevenson

    The island state of the UK is positioned – both politically and geographically – within a number of ongoing international conflicts.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Strength-of-UKs-offensive-fleet-hangs-on-upcoming-SDSR-409587/