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U.S. Air Force deploys legendary Dragon Lady aircraft to England

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The U.S. Air Force has deployed U-2 Dragon Lady high-altitude, all-weather surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft to Royal Air Force Fairford, England. The U-2 spy plane is one of the most legendary U.S. military aircraft born from Cold War necessity. The U-2 was designed in the 1950’s by Kelly Johnson played an integral role in America’s […]

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U.S. Air Force B-2 bombers train with British F-35 jets for the first time

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U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit bombers conducted interoperability training with Royal Air Force F-35 fighter jets, in the first-ever non-U.S. F-35 integration with the B-2. For the first time, UK F-35 Lightning jets have been conducted integration flying training with the B-2 Spirit stealth bombers of the United States Air Force as part of their […]

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Lockheed Martin awards contract to BAE Systems to enhance F-35’s EW capabilities

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British multinational defense, security, and aerospace company BAE Systems has been awarded a contract from U.S. defense giant Lockheed Martin to enhance the EW capabilities of the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter. BAE Systems was awarded a Block 4 Modernization contract from Lockheed Martin to modernize its AN/ASQ-239 Electronic Warfare/Countermeasures (EW/CM) system to address emerging threats and maintain U.S. and allied […]

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British and U.S. air forces perform first joint F-35 Lightning II hot pit refueling training

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The British Royal Air Force and the United States Air Force performed joint F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft hot pit refueling training at RAF Marham, England. According to 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs, Airmen assigned to Hill Air Force Base had the opportunity to train Royal Air Force personnel on hot pit refueling procedures at RAF Marham, England, July […]

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Six cutting-edge F-35 fighters supported by Voyager tankers arrived in UK

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Second F-35 Lightning fighter jet squadron arrived in the UK after long flight supported by Voyager tankers from MCAS Beaufort in South Carolina. UK Defence Minister Mark Lancaster has welcomed the arrival of a second training squadron of state-of-the-art F-35 Lightning jets to RAF Marham, including the UK’s 18th jet. According to a statement released […]

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Royal Navy conducts test of its new missile to defeat terrorists

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The Royal Navy announced on 16 July that it had successfully tested its new missile to defeat terrorists and suicide bombers. HMS Sutherland fired four new Martlet missiles at a fast-moving speedboat off the Welsh coast to see whether the weapon could be launched from a ship as well as a helicopter. Martlet – also […]

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First British P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft makes maiden flight

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The first British P-8 Poseidon MRA Mk1 multi-role maritime patrol aircraft, equipped with sensors and weapons systems for anti-submarine warfare, performed its maiden flight on Friday from Boeing Field in Seattle. The newest ZP801, the first Royal Air Force Poseidon – which will also carry the name Pride of Moray, a successful maiden flight on 12 […]

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BAE Systems releases more details of world’s most advanced helmet-mounted display

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U.K. aerospace giant BAE Systems released more details of its full-colour, fully digital solution with integrated night vision, called the Striker II, for use next generation fighter jets pilots. Head-mounted displays director Nigel Kidd discussed the discriminating features of the Striker II head-mounted display and the direct benefits it brings to pilots. The Striker II […]

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Sweden joins to British next-generation fighter programme

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The Telegraph on Friday has reported that Sweden will be first partner nation in the British Tempest programme to build a next-generation fighter jet. “Britain’s Team Tempest programme to build a new fighter jet has moved a step closer to getting into the air with Sweden poised to announce it has signed up as the project’s first […]

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British Royal Marines successfully tested new lightweight multirole missiles

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British Royal Marines have successfully tested their ability to take out airborne targets with a new lightweight multirole missile system on the ranges in south Wales. According to a statement released by the Royal Navy, Air Defence Troop of Plymouth-based 30 Commando IX Group are the first sub unit to use the fresh-out-the-packet Lightweight Multirole Missile (LMM) […]

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