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United Kingdom and Belgium agree to collaborate on the MQ-9B SkyGuardian

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The United Kingdom and Belgium have agreed a Bilateral Statement of Intent (SoI) to explore collaboration on the MQ-9B Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS)...

MQ-9B SkyGuardian: The next generation of remotely piloted aircraft

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The MQ-9B Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) possesses a number of unique advantages not found in manned platforms:...

VIP Royal Air Force Airbus A330MRTT Voyager ready for global role

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The RAF Voyager “Vespina” has completed its refurbishment to provide a secure, cost-effective and suitably profiled transport for Government Ministers and the Royal Family. The aircraft...

Airbus military aircraft perform life-saving medevac missions during the COVID-19 pandemic

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With the number of coronavirus patients mounting around the world, Airbus-built military transport aircraft are increasingly used for civil medical evacuation (medevac) duties in...

First Boeing P-8A Poseidon for United Kingdom takes flight

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First of nine P-8A Poseidon aircraft completes assembly and makes its first flight. Next stop: addition of military systems. The first Boeing P-8A Poseidon for...

British Airways “BOAC” Boeing 747 to join Red Arrows for Royal Tattoo

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RED, WHITE AND BLUE AT THE ROYAL INTERNATIONAL AIR TATTOO The Red Arrows will join forces with a special British Airways B747, which has been...

Boeing receives $2.4 billion contract from U.S. Navy for 19 P-8A Poseidon aircraft

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The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing a $2.4 billion production contract for the next 19 P-8A Poseidon aircraft. The contract includes 10 aircraft to...

Eurofighter fleet passes 500,000 flying hours

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The Eurofighter fleet is celebrating after passing the 500,000 flying hours mark, as it cements its place at the heart of European air defence. Eurofighter...

Flexing its muscles: the Airbus A400M Atlas is proven in service as Germany’s 15th aircraft is delivered

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Versatility, range and payload lift demonstrated in varied missions With 56 A400M multi-role military transporters delivered to date by Airbus – including last friday’s handover of...

Royal Air Force Typhoons scramble after “suspected hoax security alert” on Ryanair Boeing 737

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This morning Royal Air Force Typhoons have scrambled to guide a Ryanair Boeing 737 (EI-FZH) to Stansted Airport. Flight FR2145 from Kaunas, Lithuania to...

$2.2 billion Boeing contract funds P-8 aircraft for U.S., Australia and U.K.

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Order continues global expansion of maritime patrol capabilities based on Boeing 737 commercial plane; Agreement for 17 aircraft includes first for U.K. Royal Air...

Airbus Defence and Space delivers first A400M to Royal Air Force

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Prime Minister Cameron attends acceptance ceremony at RAF Brize Norton. Airbus Defence and Space has delivered the first Airbus A400M new generation airlifter to the...