RAF

First MESA sensor is installed on to RAF E-7A Wedgetail

The first of three RAF Boeing E-7A Wedgetail AEW1 airborne early warning and control aircraft received its Multi-role Electronically Scanned Array (MESA) sensor on November 4

Feature Premium

Cobra Warrior: An exclusive insight into the UK's largest exercise of 2022

Combat Aircraft Journal speak with the various air arms that took part in the RAF-led Exercise Cobra Warrior, a large force employment training event, held across the UK in September

Russian jets fire missile at RAF aircraft

A Russian Air Force Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker released a missile in the ‘vicinity’ of an RAF aircraft during a 90-minute stand off over the Black Sea, the UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has revealed

12 Squadron deploy on World Cup policing duties

In what the UK MOD describe as Project Thariyat, 12 Squadron, the joint RAF/Qatari Emiri Air Force (QEAF) based at RAF Coningsby, have now deployed eight RAF Typhoons and around 200 personnel to Dukhan-Tamim Air Base in Qatar for Air policing duties

RAF delivers aid to Pakistan following devastating floods

A Royal Air Force (RAF)-operated Airbus A400M Atlas C1 heavy-lift tactical transport has delivered a military aid package to Pakistan, after the country was hit by devastating floods in September

RAF Typhoons help sink US frigate

In the early weeks of September, during a multinational SINKEX off the coast of Scotland, Royal Air Force Typhoon FGR4s helped destroy a decommissioned US Navy frigate

Feature Premium

The RAF's Eurofighter Typhoon enhancement programme

The Eurofighter Typhoon enhancement programme is at the heart of the plan to ensure the RAF's fighter jet capability remains at the cutting-edge of tactical ops. Air Forces Monthly examines the state of play and talks to the key personnel involved

Feature Premium

Bringing the RAF’s P-8 Poseidon fleet to full operational capability

The RAF’s P-8 Poseidon fleet is now complete, but despite this landmark moment, the hard work to bring it to full operational capacity is only beginning. Jim Winchester reports from RAF Lossiemouth

News Premium

Final 737 to become RAF E-7 Wedgetail arrives in the UK

The last of three Boeing 737s destined to become the next generation of RAF E-7 Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control (AWACS) touched down on UK Soil on July 14.

RAF unveils Wedgetail colour scheme

DURING A combined Boeing and Royal Air Force media briefing at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, om July 15, a digital rendering of the proposed colour scheme for the RAF’s three new E-7 Wedgetail AEW1 aircraft was officially unveiled.