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Royal Navy Sea Harriers Retired

31 Mar 2006

A ceremony held at RNAS Yeovilton on Tuesday 28 March 2006 has marked the withdrawal from service of the Royal Navy's famous Sea Harrier FA.2 Jump-Jets.

The ceremony, which included a military parade and a flypast by the Sea Harriers of 801 Naval Air Squadron, the third and final Sea Harrier squadron to be de-commissioned at RNAS Yeovilton, was a hugely significant event for the Royal Navy, and particularly for RNAS Yeovilton.

Following the de-commissioning of 801 NAS at Yeovilton, 800 Naval Air Squadron will re-commission at RAF Cottesmore, equipped with the GR.7 version of the Harrier. In October 2006, 801 NAS will reform, also using the GR.7. Throughout 2006, Royal Navy fixed wing pilots will migrate further, onto the Harrier GR.9 and ultimately onto the Joint Combat Aircraft, which will begin the next generation of aircraft carriers – HM Ships Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales.



2018

16 July 2018 | IHS Jane's

Taiwan commissions first Apache brigade

Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) commissioned its first air brigade equipped with Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters on 17 July. The 29 Apache helicopters will be operated by Republic of China Army’s (RoCA’s) 601st Air Cavalry Brigade, which operates under

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16 July 2018 | Air Forces Monthly

Pakistan T129 ATAK order confirmed

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has confirmed a deal to supply the Pakistan Army with 30 T129 ATAK attack helicopters. The deal had previously been reported on May 24, in a political manifesto from Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party, released…

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16 July 2018 | Flight Global

FARNBOROUGH: Aero Vodochody unveils F/A-259 for OA-X bid

Aero Vodochody appears to have rebranded a new version of the L-159 advanced jet trainer as the F/A-259 Striker as it makes a late bid for the US Air Force's OA-X close air support programme.

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16 July 2018 | Combat Aircraft

UK launches new fighter program

The UK’s leading aerospace industry companies and the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) have unveiled a next-generation fighter jet concept model on the first day of the Farnborough International Air Show. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson launched the new UK national…Read more ›

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15 July 2018 | MILAVIA News

Air Tattoo Celebrates RAF100 In Style

A record crowd of 185,000 people enjoyed a feast of flying as the Royal International Air Tattoo staged international celebrations marking the Royal Air Force's Centenary at RAF Fairford.

In total, 302 aircraft, from 43 air arms representing 30 nations attended the airshow, of which 121 took part in the flying display.

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14 July 2018 | RAF

Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Saturday round-up

Aircraft displays highlights from Saturday 14th July 2018 at the Royal International Air Tattoo.

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14 July 2018 | RAF

RAF receives 20th Atlas transport aircraft

The RAF has taken delivery of the 20th next-generation Atlas transport aircraft.

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13 July 2018 | ACC

Checkered Flag 18-2 takes to the skies at Tyndall

Checkered Flag 18-2, a large force exercise, kicked off at Tyndall July 9, 2018, and will conclude July 20. Checkered Flag is a large-scale aerial exercise designed to integrate fourth and fifth-generation airframes to enhance the capabilities of Airmen while providing training to rapidly respond to current, real-world conflicts and preparing for the future of air superiority.

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13 July 2018 | USAF News

KC-46 completes flight testing required for October first aircraft delivery

The KC-46 Pegasus program achieved an important milestone July 6, 2018, at Boeing Field, Seattle, with completion of the final flight tests required for first aircraft delivery planned in late October.

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11 July 2018 | RAF

RAF100 10th July Parade and Flypast in central London

Some of what was captured on the Mall, in the skies and outside Buckingham Palace on 10th July 2018 for the RAF100 celebrations. 

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