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Royal Air Force F-35 crashes into the Mediterranean, pilot safely ejects

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On 17 November, a British F-35 pilot from HMS Queen Elizabeth ejected during routine flying operations in the Mediterranean this morning. The pilot has...

Boeing to boost UK Royal Air Force Chinook fleet with 14 H-47 extended-range Chinooks

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Contract worth $599 million U.S. Special Operations Command awarded Boeing a $599 million Foreign Military Sales contract approved by the U.S. Department of State to...

Belgian and British fighter jets scrambled because of two Russian military aircraft in Dutch airspace over the North Sea

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Two Belgian F-16s were deployed this morning over the North Sea because two military planes from Russia approached Dutch airspace. The Russian Tu-142 "Bear" aircraft...

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...

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