RAF (Royal Air Force)

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An inside look at Britten-Norman

Martin Needham goes behind the scenes with the Britten-Norman team in Hampshire

Russian 'Bear' cockpit video shows RAF Typhoon intercept

Incredible in-cockpit footage released by Russia's MOD shows RAF Typhoons shadowing Russian 'Bears'.

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The reinstating of the Women’s Royal Air Force

The rebirth of the Women’s Royal Air Force took place on 1st Feb 1949. Key.Aero delves into the story of the female aviators and their journey to equality with the RAF

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Litening V pod nears entry to RAF squadron service

The Litening V advanced targeting pod designed by Israel’s Rafael is about to enter squadron service with the Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4s of the UK Royal Air Force

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RAF retires BAe 146 to IWM Duxford

The RAF has begun retiring its four British Aerospace BAe 146s, leaving the BAE Systems Hawk as the force's sole remaining British-designed and built type

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Beginning of the end for UK’s C-130J fleet?

The beginning of the end of the UK Royal Air Force’s C-130J tactical transport aircraft looks to be drawing near with the arrival of one of the fleet into Cambridge Airport recently

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Analysis: UK air mobility faces balancing act with retirement of C-130J fleet

With the removal next year of the UK’s C-130J fleet from service and the importance of military transport highlighted by the 2021 Kabul airlift, the Royal Air Force faces challenges to maintain current operational tempo

RAF receives final Poseidon MRA1

Boeing has handed over the ninth and final Royal Air Force P-8A Poseidon MRA1, which was then delivered from Seattle, Washington, to RAF Lossiemouth, Moray, where it arrived early on the morning of January 11

New UK military ATM system operational

A new Air Traffic Management (ATM) system is up and running at RAF Shawbury, with variants of the system intended to be rolled out across more than 60 UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) sites

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Is retiring the RAF's Tranche 1 Typhoons the right move?

In March 2021, the UK announced plans to retire the RAF's fleet of Tranche 1 Eurofighters by 2025. We explore the decision to prematurely withdraw roughly one quarter of the air arm's Typhoon force and the ramifications this will bring