Tag Fast jets

The F35 Lightening II

UK First F35-B Joint Combat Aircraft flight BK-1 01

A guest post from Chris.B In the coming years the F-35 Lightning II is set to become the latest aircraft to take to the skies as a member of the British Armed Services. There have been few defence procurement projects…

Tornado and Typhoon over Libya

RAF Tornado GR4

A few interesting videos from the RAF. You have to hand it to the crabs, they certainly know how to exploit the still and moving image. What these show is a relatively modest yet still effective expeditionary deployment, all whilst…

Harrier and Tornado Weapon Loads

RAF Tornado GR4

During our recent discussion and comments elsewhere, one of the issues that came out in discussions about the relative merits of each type was the difference in weapons carriage. Although the availability of Brimstone or Storm Shadow was in reality,…

CVF, F35, F18 and other Numbers

No other subject, with the possible exceptions of the Ghurkhas and small arms calibres, provokes as much discussion as the Royal Navy’s future carriers and the aircraft that will fly off them. The recent speculation about a possible F18 buy,…

US To Keep JCA Source Code

After years of prevarication, promises and confusion the United States has finally made the decision the UK thought had been settled years ago. Without access to the source code the UK will be totally reliant and dependant on the US…

B or C

As a penance for the last sweary blog posting… Recent reports of a rumour from the usual ‘reliable defence sources’ indicates that the MoD is considering switching its preferred option to fulfil the Joint Combat Aircraft from the F35B STVOL…