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?
Fast fighter jets are once again flying from a Royal Navy aircraft carrier as the first F-35s have landed on the flight deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth.
The Lightning Keepers are, by trade, maintainers who repair, inspect and modify the aircraft to ensure safe and effective functioning during flight operations. They are trusted advisors who let F-35 pilots know their aircraft is fit for flight. They are also analysts who constantly gather flight data to make informed decisions, ensuring a pilot’s safety is top of mind.
British and US airborne medics working together as two wards of the same hospital during joint training in southern Germany.
HMS Queen Elizabeth has arrived in Mayport, Florida for her first ever visit to the USA following her formal commission into the Royal Navy by Her Majesty The Queen.
HMS Monmouth has been making the most of the open seas as she escorts HMS Queen Elizabeth to the USA by conducting a gunnery exercise – or GUNEX – with her 4.5 gun.
845NAS (Naval Air Squadron) conduct a load lift on HMS Queen Elizabeth. This enables them to be able to under-sling a load of up to 4,100 kilos, from packages to vehicles.
An F-35B Lightning II with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron has landed on the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp in Okinawa.