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Red Arrows fly with Patrouille de France for D-Day 80 event

With jets from the Patrouille de France leading, the Red Arrows complete a flypast by the two national aerobatic teams over Omaha Beach, Normandy, on June 6, 2024 for a commemorative event attended by world leaders marking 80 years since the D-Day landings.

D-Day 80: The Atlantic Wall

Hidden away deep in the Surrey countryside sits a piece of iconic British history. A structure that Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) proudly cares for and that helped the Allies prepare for the D-Day landings in 1944. The original Atlantic Wall was a series of armouries, bunkers and both natural and man-made obstacles put into place to defend Nazi-occupied Western Europe from an anticipated Allied invasion. Stretching from northern Norway down to the border of France and Spain, the 2,687km wall provided what was thought to be an impenetrable defence for Nazi-occupied Europe. However, on 6 June 1944 as part of meticulously planned Operation Overlord, better known as D-Day, the wall was breached within hours. The Allied success of breaking through the Atlantic Wall came after months of planning and training exercises, including on the replica Atlantic wall in Hankley Common.

Ukrainian top guns train with NATO F-16 fighter jets in Denmark

At an airbase in Denmark, the Danish Air Force has been training the next generation of Ukrainian fighter pilots to fly the F-16 Fighting Falcon. A coalition of NATO Allies, including Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands and Norway, has agreed to donate their F-16s to the Ukrainian Air Force. As part of the deal, Danish instructors at Skrydstrup Air Base are training Ukrainian pilots, technicians and ground crew how to fly and maintain the F-16. The first jets will enter service later this year. The Ukrainian pilots are full of praise for the F-16, noting its responsive controls and agile flight features. The F-16 is an advanced multirole fighter, which will replace Ukraine’s aging fleet of MiG-29 Fulcrums and Su-27 Flankers. Speedy, highly manoeuvrable and capable of carrying a wide range of ordnance, the F-16 will significantly strengthen Ukraine’s ability to continue defending its airspace and territory against Russia’s war of aggression.

Ajax and Ares | The Future of Armoured Vehicles

Here at the British Army, we are always modernising. By working closely with industry partners, we are ensuring that we remain an innovative, agile and lethal force. You may be familiar with our armoured vehicle Ajax, but did you know that Ares is the name of the specialist troop carrying variant?

New deadly Veloce jet-powered drone for Ukraine to rival Iranian Shahed 238

There could soon be something new in the skies over Ukraine this summer – and it’s bad news for Russian invasion forces. The Veloce 330 is a French jet-powered loitering munition that in tests has already reached almost 250mph, covering 30 miles in just 16 minutes on only half a tank of fuel. It’s equipped with a core generating charge – a modified version of a regular shaped charge that can be remotely operated to defeat the active defences of armoured vehicles and a navigation system without GPS – making it insensitive to jamming.

Gen 2 Turret - A Game-Changing Sensor for Army Aviation

The Gen 2 Turret is changing the game for the Apache AH-64E. Former Apache pilot, Jeff White, shares his insights about the cutting-edge technology of the Apache Gen 2 Turret system. Find out more about the capabilities and features of the Gen 2 Turret:


Source: Lockheed Martin

The Wildcat maritime attack helicopter crack team

815 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) is the home of the Wildcat – the Royal Navy’s latest generation maritime attack helicopter. Forces News takes a closer look at the Royal Navy unit and their role.

Augmented Reality at Space

Lockheed Martin use augmented reality to design, build and test products with greater speed and agility. By blending the physical and digital worlds through interactive, 3D holographic representations, AR brings significant value in service of customer missions from enhanced security to advanced space exploration. Lockheed Martin are applying AR for hundreds of processes and in numerous programs like the Orion spacecraft, GPS satellites, solar array manufacturing and many more. AR and other advanced visualization technologies is just one way we keep our customers ahead of emerging threats. Explore more at the ways we are transforming business through cutting-edge technologies.

Ouroboros-3 Hybrid Autophage Rocket Engine Test

With the help of DASA funding, engineers from the University of Glasgow successfully test-fired a rocket that eats itself for fuel

£750m for UK civil and nuclear deterrent to be announced

Minister for nuclear and renewables Andrew Bowie MP says there is “no net-zero without nuclear” – as the government announces new investment in both civil and military capabilities. Firms including BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, EDF and Babcock are partnering with the government to invest around £750m in skills, jobs and education for defence and civil nuclear industries. First though, Kay Burley asked him about the hack of the Electoral Commission and the sanctions that are set to be imposed on Chinese agents as a result.

Source: Sky News