RAF Typhoons Scrambled as Two Russian Blackjack Tupolev Tu-160s Enter UK Area of Interest RAF quick reaction alert Typhoon aircraft from RAF Lossiemouth scrambled to monitor two “Blackjack” Tupolev Tu-160 […]» Read more
The Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 is a twin-engine, canard-delta wing, multirole fighter designed and manufactured by a consortium of Alenia Aermacchi, Airbus Group, and BAE Systems through a joint holding company, Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH. NATO Eurofighter 2000 and Tornado Management Agency (NETMA) manages the project and is the prime customer. The Typhoon’s high agility makes it a formidable dogfighter, but it is primarily deployed on air-to-surface strike missions utilising Storm Shadow and Brimstone. The RAF first took delivery of the Typhoon in 2007, with air-to-ground capability ready by 2008. The 2011 military intervention in Libya saw the RAF’s Typhoons making their combat debut in ground attack. The RAF has a current order for 232 Typhoons, 138 of which have been delivered as of November 2016.
Can the UK Fight in the Grey Zone by Focusing on Classic Hard Power? The British Secretary of State for Defence, Gavin Williamson, outlined how Her Majesty’s Armed Forces will […]» Read more