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N 12 B 16.0K C 1 E Mar 22, 2010 F Aug 16, 2013
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A 17 Squadron Typhoon aircraft with Meteor missiles attached.

RAF Typhoon aircraft will be armed with Meteor missiles from later this decade after an agreement was signed by industry and the four Eurofighter nations.

During a short ceremony at the Paris Air Show, Defence Ministers from the UK, Germany, Italy and Spain witnessed a contract being signed between Eurofighter and NATO Eurofighter and Tornado Management Agency (NETMA) that will see the missile system integrated onto the aircraft.

The Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air to Air missile, manufactured by MBDA, is a state of the art long range weapon that can be used against a range of targets. The missile will complement the missile systems already in use on the aircraft, giving pilots a greater choice of weapons depending on their mission objectives.
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Photographer: BAE SYSTEMS Warton
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N 30 B 8.6K C 1 E Sep 28, 2016 F Oct 6, 2016
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Pictured is a pilot from 6 Squadron, RAF Losseimouth in front of a line of Typhoon aircraft in full flying attire.

The Typhoon FGR4 provides the RAF with a highly capable and extremely agile multi-role combat aircraft, capable of being deployed in the full spectrum of air operations, including air policing, peace support and high intensity conflict.

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Photographer: SAC Charlotte Hopkins
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N 19 B 16.0K C 1 E Sep 19, 2012 F Oct 10, 2012
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Ambush, the second of the Royal Navy’s potent new Astute Class attack submarines, sails into Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde in September 2012 to begin sea trials.

The 7,400 tonne submarine sailed from the shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria, where she was built, to HMNB Clyde in Scotland.

The seven Astute Class boats planned for the Royal Navy are the most advanced and powerful attack submarines Britain has ever sent to sea.

They feature the latest nuclear-powered technology, which means they never need to be refuelled and can circumnavigate the world submerged, manufacturing the crew’s oxygen from seawater as she goes.

Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology Philip Dunne said:

“Ambush’s arrival at her home port to begin her sea trials marks a key milestone in the Astute Class submarine programme and is testament to the skills of those involved in the UK’s world class submarine building industry.

"Ambush is an immensely powerful and advanced vessel that will deliver an important capability to the Royal Navy giving it the versatility and technical excellence needed to operate successfully across the globe."

The Astute Class is quieter than any of her predecessors and has the ability to operate covertly and remain undetected in almost all circumstances despite being fifty percent bigger than the Royal Navy’s current Trafalgar Class submarines.

The boat’s Commanding Officer, Commander Peter Green, said:

“It was very satisfying bringing Ambush into her home port for the first time after initial sea trials. The ship’s company and I are now looking forward to putting her through her paces over the coming months, ensuring that she is one step closer to being deployed on operations.”

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Photographer: LA(Phot) Stu Hill
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N 29 B 17.7K C 1 E Jul 16, 2014 F Jul 25, 2014
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Soldiers of the King's Royal Hussars manning a Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank on Salisbury Plain during Exercise Lion Strike.

Exercise Lion Strike is designed to test Majors from all trades accross the Army in Command and Control scenarios. Assisting in the exercise were 4 RIFLES from 1 Armoured Infantry Brigade and 1 YORKS.

Challenger 2 (CR2) is the British Army's main battle tank. CR2 is based on the Challenger 1 tank, which served with distinction on operations in the Gulf War and the Balkans.

Only five percent of Challenger 2 components are interchangeable with its predecessor, which has had more than 150 major modifications including a completely new turret, L30 CHARM 120mm gun and second generation Chobham armour.

Challenger 2's thermal observation and gunnery displays a magnified image for the commander and gunner. The commander has a gyro-stabilised fully panoramic sight with laser range finder and thermal imager.

The gunner is equipped with a gyro-stabilised primary sight with a laser range finder and coaxially mounted auxiliary sight. The driver's position has an image-intensifying day and night periscope, and the loader has a day sight.


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Photographer: Cpl Si Longworth RLC (Phot)
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N 7 B 17.7K C 1 E Aug 18, 2013 F Aug 19, 2013
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A Dutch NH-90 helicopter from HNLMS Amsterdam hovers beside Royal Navy type 23 frigate HMS Richmond during an exercise.

HMS Richmond is among the most tried and tested in the Fleet, having pounded Saddam Hussein’s defences on the Al Faw peninsula in the opening hours of the 2003 Iraq campaign, to providing vital aid in the Caribbean after Hurricane Ivan – the tenth strongest storm in history – steamrollered through a succession of islands in 2004.

HMS Richmond has had a busy year so far.

Setting sail in early February following a brief maintenance period in Portsmouth, the Ship’s Company put trainee submariners through their paces off the west coast of Norway whilst taking part in the gruelling multi-national Submarine Command Course.


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Photographer: L(Phot) Gaz Weatherston
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