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.
Eurofighter Typhoon fleet celebrates 500,000 flying hours
The 1 Mercian Battlegroup faces one of its biggest tests on Exercise Saif Sareea 3 in Oman as it moves in to battle Opposition Forces (OPFOR), provided by The Household Cavalry.
The CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopter began degraded visual environment (DVE) testing at the U.S Army Yuma Proving Ground in September 2018. The CH-53K has the ability to get in and out of critical situations quickly, reducing exposure of its passengers and crew in hostile environments.
Video courtesy of the US Army and Sikorsky.
The Sikorsky S-97 Raider light tactical prototype helicopter exceeded 200 knots during last month’s flight test. The suite of X2 Technologies enables the aircraft to operate at high speeds while maintaining the low-speed handling qualities and manoeuvrability of conventional single main rotor helicopters. Raider will be presented for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) competition, as the Army looks to revolutionise its aircraft fleet via its Future Vertical Lift initiative.
What’s it like to fly an F-35 jet off the flight deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth?