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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…

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…

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 protect its…

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 word, logistics are…
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