Tag Royal Air Force

SDSR Leak Engine Revving Up

There have been relatively few pre-SDSR leaks this time around but as we get into the vinegar strokes, expect a few more. As the review work has nearly completed and various options presented to ministers the decision-making process gets into…

Typhoon Flying and Simulator Hours

From a recent published FOI request, the number of flying and simulator hours in support of flying training. During the financial year 2014/15 the RAF provided 3,890 hours of Typhoon simulator flying training and During the financial year 2014/15 the…

Securing the Skies

To coincide with the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, the RAF have released a an interesting brochure that compares and contrasts the defence of British airspace then and now; the raison d’être of any Air Force is to…

F-15 2040C

Boeing has proposed a series if upgrades to the F-15C to supplement the small numbers of F-22’s and extend the production line once their order for Saudi Arabia is completed by the end of 2019. Apart from all the systems improvements…

The F-35B is worth it, but

In the 7 years I have been dribbling my thoughts into Think Defence there are a few things on which I have been consistent; the ISO container is the greatest invention since the Bailey Bridge, commonality is not a dirty…