The first of nine maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) on order for the Royal Air Force has taken to the skies. The flight of the Poseidon MRA Mk1 (P-8A) was completed successfully at the hands of Boeing test pilots.
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26 Jun 2019
According to pictures released on Boeing UK & Ireland Twitter account, the first Poseidon MRA Mk.1 (P-8A) Maritime Patrol Aircraft being built for the RAF is now painted and undergoing pre-flight preparations for its maiden flight.
25 Jun 2019
The UK’s newest and most advanced fighter jet, the F-35B, has successfully completed its first operational missions, the UK MoD announced today, June 25.
04 Jun 2019
The British Army Apache AH1 has debuted aboard Britain’s biggest warship as the gunship undergoes three days of trials with HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier, the Royal Navy announced on June 4, 2019.
22 May 2019
Babcock International has completed the first docking and maintenance period on HMS Queen Elizabeth at its Rosyth site, the British Aerospace and Defence company announced on May 21, 2019.
23 Apr 2019
The UK MoD’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) on April 16 launched a competition aiming at « developing the Royal Navy’s autonomous underwater capability » by studying he utility and operational boundaries of Extra-Large Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (XLUUVs).
02 Apr 2019
Robots and autonomous mine-hunters are set to revolutionise Royal Navy operations after the Defence Secretary announced a £75million injection into pioneering new technology.
22 Mar 2019
Thales announced it is opening a UK centre of excellence to develop its globally proven TACTICOS naval combat management system in support of the Royal Navy’s future Type 31 frigate programme.
20 Mar 2019
MBDA yesterday announced the successful achievement of the FC/ASW (Future Cruise/Anti-Ship Weapon) “Key Review” phase, jointly conducted with the British Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) and the French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA).
19 Mar 2019
Work for the integration of MBDA's METEOR and SPEAR missiles onto the UK's F-35 Fleet has begun. SPEAR will be the anti-ship weapon of choice for UK pilots in the absence of a true anti-ship missile.