F-35 jets on HMS Queen Elizabeth complete live weapons training

The F-35B Lightning jets have stepped up to the next level of training after the pilots completed their carrier qualification in both day and night time conditions. 617 Squadron, ‘The Dambusters’, and the US Marine Corps’ VMFA-211 jets, spent three days on exercise, dropping 500lb Paveway IV high explosive bombs onto a dedicated range off the coast of the UK.

Aircraft return to RAF base now ‘back in business’ after £75m revamp

A major Scottish RAF base has reopened its runways after a £75 million revamp. RAF Lossiemouth in Moray welcomed the return of aircraft to the Moray station yesterday after major works were completed. The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) awarded a £75 million contract for the airfield operating surfaces project to VolkerFitzpatrick in August 2019.

Ex-British Army chief urges public to support veterans with Tommy Club – Evening Express

A former head of the British Army is calling on members of the public to join his new veterans support club, which aims to help ex-servicemen and women into work. Launched by General Lord Richard Dannatt, who served as chief of the general staff from 2006 to 2009, the Tommy Club will raise funds for those who have served in the armed forces.

Royal Navy’s new torpedo to enter service after extensive trial in Scotland

The world’s most advanced torpedo is on the cusp of entering service with the Royal Navy after extensive trials in Scotland. The upgraded Spearfish – the principal weapon of the UK’s Submarine Flotilla against enemy ships and submarines – was ‘fired’ repeatedly at frigate HMS Sutherland as scientists, engineers and sailors study its performance.

Battle of Britain: Why we must always remember the ‘Few’ – Scotsman comment

RAF Spitfire fighter pilots scramble to get airborne during the Battle of Britain (Picture: ANL/Shutterstock) Eighty years ago today, a decisive battle took place over the skies of Britain. Adolf Hitler sent some 1,120 aircraft to attack London but they were defeated by a force of 630 RAF fighter planes and, just two days later, the Nazi dictator cancelled his plan to invade.

UK To Build New Base East Of Suez To Enhance Presence In Region

The UK has pledged a further £23.8 million to upgrade logistics facilities at Duqm Port in Oman. The UK is preparing to make its presence known east of Suez once again. Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said: “The long-standing friendships between the UK and the Gulf states are more important than ever.