Royal Air Force

Meet Protector, the UK’s new combat drone

RAF showcases the MQ-9B SkyGuardian, the prototype of the Protector, in preparation for the drone’s entry into service....


Why will the RAF retire Typhoons with over half their useful life left?

The Royal Air Force will retire 30 Typhoon aircraft in 2025 with over half of their useful life left.  ...


Joint Qatar-UK squadron receives first Qatari Hawk trainer

A first Hawk trainer aircraft of the Qatar Emiri Air Force joined the new Joint Qatar Emiri Air Force-RAF Hawk Training Squadron....


Royal Air Force satisfied with Airbus A400M, confirms C-130 Hercules retirement

The Royal Air Force is satisfied with the Airbus A400M performance during the Afghanistan evacuation and will not postpone the retirement of the C-130 Hercules....


Royal Air Force seeks zero-emission light training aircraft

The British Defence and Security Accelerator launched a Market Exploration called Zero Emissions Air System, on behalf of the Royal Air Force....


Antonov An-225 Mriya blasts off perimeter fence of RAF Brize Norton

After delivering helicopters from Afghanistan, Antonov An-225 Mriya, the world’s largest aircraft, blasted the perimeter fence of RAF Brize Norton....


RAF F-35Bs land on HMS Prince of Wales for the first time

As the warship began sea trials, a squadron of Royal Air Force F-35B fighters first landed on the HMS Prince of Wales aircraft carrier....


RAF Typhoon Litening III pod mistakenly destroyed during testing

A Litening III targeting pod was destroyed after falling from an RAF Eurofighter Typhoon during a test....


Russia suspected of jamming RAF aircraft out of Cyprus

Russian air forces are suspected of jamming British RAF aircraft GPS signals near Akrotiri base, in Cyprus....


Royal Air Force to bid farewell to Sentinel reconnaissance aircraft

The Royal Air Force officially retired its fleet of five Raytheon Sentinel R1 reconnaissance aircraft from service....