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RAF receives seventh Poseidon MRA1

The RAF took delivery of its seventh Boeing P-8A Poseidon MRA1 on October 19, when the maritime patrol aircraft arrived at its home station of RAF Lossiemouth in Moray, Scotland, following an Atlantic crossing from Boeing’s facility near Seattle, Washington

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Israel kicks off its largest ever multinational exercise

Israel kicked off its largest ever aerial exercise on October 17, after aircraft from the UK; France; Germany; Greece; Italy; India and the US arrived at Ovda Air Base in Eilat to participate in Exercise Blue Flag 21

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RAND report warns of threat to UK air mobility

A report written by the RAND think tank has revealed that the UK’s military mobility could “have to do more with less” as tactical and strategic platforms are gradually retired over the next two decades

Why the RAF’s latest Poseidon has a unique grey nose cone

The Royal Air Force took delivery of its sixth Boeing P-8A Poseidon MRA1 last month, but this one is different from rest. We reveal the reason for this very noticeable ‘modification'

RAF Typhoons fly with Egyptian Air Force after two decades

RAF Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4s currently deployed as part of the 903 Expeditionary Air Wing at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus flew with Egyptian Air Force F-16 Block 52s during Exercise Bright Star 21 over Egypt

US Navy F/A-18E refuels RAF F-35Bs for the first time

Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning IIs assigned to the RAF’s No 617 Squadron ‘The Dambusters’ have conducted buddy-buddy air-to-air refuelling operations with a US Navy-operated Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet for the first time

RAF's XXIV Squadron deploys on Exercise Tartan Spirit

The operational conversion unit of the RAF’s Air Mobility Command, No XXIV Squadron, deployed on a training exercise at Glasgow-Prestwick International Airport, Scotland, between September 25 and October 1

Second Boeing 737 arrives in the UK for Wedgetail conversion

A second Boeing 737 has been delivered to the UK for conversion to E-7A Wedgetail AEW1 airborne early warning and control configuration for the RAF

RAF reforms 30 Squadron as A400M unit

The RAF officially marked the reformation of No 30 Squadron as an Airbus A400M Atlas C1 tactical transport unit during a ceremony that was attended by Princess Anne at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire on September 28

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UK unaffected by F-35 rebaselining

The production rebaseline of the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter programme is not expected to impact the delivery schedule of UK aircraft currently on contract, following the publication in late-September of a revised industrial output by Lockheed Martin