British Army

UK marks operational debut for AH-64E

The British Army Air Corps' newly acquired Boeing AH-64E (Version 6) Apache Guardian attack helicopter has marked its operational debut after the type participated in Exercise Talon Guardian

New designation for Army Air Corps jungle support unit

The Army Air Corps' Brunei-based No 7 Flight - which operates the Bell 212 AH1/AH3 - has been re-designated as No 667 Squadron

Industry invited to negotiate for UK Tiquila programme

A range of UK and overseas defence companies have been invited to negotiate for the UK’s Tiquila programme, which is intended to deliver two types of unmanned aerial system into service

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British Army retires final Defender, Islander aircraft

Army Air Corps operations with the Britten-Norman Defender and Islander have finally ended following the departure of the last aircraft from 5 Regiment’s No 651 Squadron at Joint Helicopter Command Flying Station Aldergrove (Belfast International Airport) in Northern Ireland

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Your definitive guide to the UK's radical new defence review

Following a decade of defence cuts, the Integrated Review promised to set out the UK government’s vision of a “Global Britain”, while outlining future defence spending and the posture of the nation’s armed forces through 2030. But what radical changes will this involve? Key.Aero investigates…

Additional AH-64Es delivered to the Army Air Corps

A further two Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters have been delivered to the Army Air Corps, having arrived in the UK on March 11

Stunning images reflect UK defence ops in 2020

As 2020 ended, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) published a number of stunning images to reflect the day-to-day operations that occurred throughout the year

UK receives first remanufactured AH-64E attack helicopters

The British Army Air Corps accepted its first two Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters at Wattisham Flying Station, Suffolk, on November 26 – after the aircraft were remanufactured from the UK’s current WAH-64D-standard

UK’s QinetiQ claims manned-unmanned teaming first

With a point and click interface, on June 19 a semi-autonomous drone was directed to identify targets on the UK Army’s Salisbury Plain test range by an operator onboard an Airbus Helicopters H125.

Joint Helicopter Command steps up COVID-19 support

Joint Helicopter Command (JHC) has stepped up its support in the battle against COVID-19, as part of the UK government’s response to the ongoing pandemic.