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UK MOD releases report into last year’s Royal Navy Hawk T1A crash

A UK Ministry of Defence Service Inquiry report into the loss of Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm-operated Hawk T1A (serial XX189) – assigned to 736 Naval Air Squadron – on March 25, 2021, was released on July 28

UK ‘swats’ Project Mosquito ahead of planned first flight

The UK MOD has revealed that Project Mosquito – a future uncrewed combat aircraft technology demonstration – will “not proceed beyond the design phase”, following a ‘detailed review' of the technical demonstrator by the RAF Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO)

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Inside the UK MOD’s New Medium Helicopter Programme

The UK is preparing to divest four legacy rotorcraft fleets, replacing them with a single solution under the MOD’s New Medium Helicopter programme. AirForces Monthly details the competition so far and explore the candidates on offer

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Spatial awareness: The UK's defence space strategy

After many months of speculation as to where the UK’s Defence Space Strategy might head, the government earlier this year revealed which future capabilities are to be developed

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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

UK MOD goes for sustainability in BAe 146 replacement

The UK Ministry of Defence will acquire two Dassault 900LX business jets to replace the outgoing BAe 146 fleet in the Command Support Air Transport role

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Analysis: The UK’s Defence Space Strategy

The publication of the UK Defence Space Strategy adds more substance to the often-ephemeral claims of the country's ambitions in space, although questions as to what difference it can make remain

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UK carriers could get jet-powered drones under Project Vampire

The UK Ministry of Defence is looking to begin the procurement of a series of jet-powered drones this year that will operate from Royal Navy platforms, potentially including the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers

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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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UK’s New Medium Helicopter creeps towards start line

The UK’s long-awaited New Medium Helicopter programme, which will see a new helicopter type enter service in replacement of four existing platforms, could get underway next month