RAF P-8 Poseidon submarine hunters arrive in definitive base

After being temporarily based in Royal Air Force Station Kinloss, northern Scotland, the new-generation Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol and anti-submarine aircraft of the British RAF finally reached their ultimate residence in RAF Station Lossiemouth. The base has undergone structure renovation to accommodate the new submarine hunters....


Royal Air Force plane completes special task in Sarajevo Airport

A United Kingdom Royal Air Force (RAF) C-17 Globemaster arrived in Sarajevo International Airport (SJJ), the main international airport in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The giant landed to complete a special military task....


Fighter jets escort Ryanair flight for 3rd time in two months

Counter-terrorism police have arrested two men after Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon jets were scrambled to intercept a Ryanair flight due to a potential threat onboard the aircraft. It is the third Ryanair flight in two months which was escorted by fighter jets.  Ryanair flight FR7364 was flying from Vienna (VIE), Austria, to London Stansted Airport (STN), United Kingdom, on August XX, 2020. During the flight, the onboard crew received an ale...


Royal Air Force deploys P-8 Poseidon to monitor Channel migrants

The British Ministry of Defence announced that the new P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft of the Royal Air Force (RAF) was flown from its base at Kinloss Barracks in Scotland to support Border Force Operations in the Channel....


RAF P-8 Poseidon monitors Russian warship for maiden mission

A P-8 Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft of the Royal Air Force (RAF) carried out its first mission by monitoring a Russian warship cruising in the North Sea near the United Kingdom’s sovereign waters....


Ireland considers first fighter jet acquisition in 45 years

Currently, Ireland relies solely on the British Royal Air Force to defend the sovereignty of its airspace. This could change soon, however, as the government is reportedly considering acquiring fighter jets capable of carrying out interceptions in an increasingly contested environment....


NATO fighters intercept Russian bombers three times in one week

In recent days, multiple flights of Russian long-range aircraft near the British identification zone have put the Royal Air Force on alert. The latest one, on March 12, 2020, saw two Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers being intercepted by a patrol of RAF Typhoon fighter jets....


British F-35Bs land for the first time on HMS Queen Elizabeth

For the very first time, F-35B Lightning II fighter jets of the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy have landed on the HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier while off the coast of the United States....


RAF deploys Chinook helicopter to prevent dam from collapsing

A Royal Air Force Chinook helicopter has been deployed to assist with the reinforcement of a dam about to collapse in Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom....


Hungary to take over NATO Baltic Air Policing leadership

The Hungarian Air Force is preparing to take over the leadership of the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission by May 2019. It should be assisted by the Spanish Air Force in Lithuania, and the British Royal Air Force from Estonia....