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UK New Medium Helicopter RFI issued

A much-anticipated Request for Information (RFI) was issued by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) on May 18 for the New Medium Helicopter (NMH) contract to supply up to 44 NMHs to replace existing rotorcraft systems for Army and Strategic Commands.

AERALIS receives further RAF support as development progresses

UK-based start-up military jet developer, AERALIS, announced on April 11 that it has received “significant further investment” from the Royal Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office under the UK MOD’s wider PYRAMID open mission system architecture programme

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Funding for second tranche of UK F-35B fighters “held centrally”

The UK Ministry of Defence looks to have partially committed to the acquisition of a second tranche of F-35B Lightning II stealth fighters and additional A400M tactical transport aircraft, following the publication of the latest iteration of the Defence Equipment Plan

Russian 'Bear' cockpit video shows RAF Typhoon intercept

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

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

CAE installs synthetic training systems for TFST programme

Canadian training provider CAE has installed the first two Medallion MR e-Series visual display systems for the UK Royal Air Force’s Typhoon Future Synthetic Training programme

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Incredible C-130J image among winners of 2021 RAF photo competition

After receiving nearly 1,500 submissions, judges of the 2021 Royal Air Force Photographic Competition have chosen their winners.

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Business jets to replace RAF BAe146 fleet

The UK Ministry of Defence is looking to acquire two civil business jets to replace the current fleet of four Royal Air Force BAe146 transport aircraft when the type leaves service in Q1 next year

UK and US extend Airseeker support until 2035

The UK and US have moved to extend an existing support deal for the RC-135W Rivet Joint (Airseeker) electronic surveillance aircraft until 2035 in a deal worth £970m

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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