The green Merlin Mk3 helicopters of 845 Naval Air Squadron are on their way to Norway to join the Commando Helicopter Force on Exercise Clockwork.
The Tornado is to be withdrawn from service on 31st March 2019. It will bring an end to four decades of service during which the aircraft has formed the backbone of UK airpower.
Three training variants of the Tornado have received special markings including a camouflage scheme which the Tornado sported in its early career.
The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) conducts a live-fire exercise of its rolling airframe missile (RAM) during exercise Valiant Shield 2018.
HMS Argyll joins the US Navy for a two-day combined workout in the South China Sea.
A 28th Expeditionary Aerial Refuelling Squadron crew aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker refuels US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets and U.S. Navy EA-18 Growlers in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel over Afghanistan.
Littoral Combat Ship 19, the future USS St. Louis, was christened and launched on Dec. 15, 2018, at Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Marinette, Wisconsin.
Members of 15 foreign delegations, as well as representatives of the European Defence Agency (EDA) and of NATO have been given the opportunity to witness the full range of capabilities of MBDA’s 5th generation MMP (Missile Moyenne Portée) ground combat missile during a live firing demonstration. This demonstration – organised on 12th October 2018, at the Canjuers base in the presence of the French Army and the Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) – took place in two phases: a dynamic phase, in which representatives from around the world watched three firings conducted by the French Army Technical Section (STAT), and a static phase, based on presentations and workshops making use of standard operational equipment for simulations, training and support.
Force Protection (FP) Force personnel from the FP Centre at RAF Honington recently carried out an Operational Capability Demonstration (OCD) utilising Remotely Piloted Air Systems (RPAS) to enhance Force Protection at RAF Akrotiri. The FP Centre’s RPAS Team have been issued with a provisional Categorisation for Class 1(b) MIL RPAS to operate on all RAF Units day and night. In doing so they are one of the 1st in Defence to be authorised for operation in this class.
A short video from the RAF photographers, who created this video after a sortie with two RAF C130J Hercules, flown by 47 Squadron, RAF Brize Norton.