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A study on teamwork and leadership skills exhibited by the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows.

For my Broadcast Journalism dissertation, I was tasked with writing a research study regarding the topic theme I had chosen to lead with on my documentary film. I decided to write a study on the teamwork and leadership styles employed… Continue Reading →

Ellsworth Air Force Base set to be first operational home for the B-21 Raider

The United States Air Force (USAF) has announced that Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota is the “preferred location” for the first operational and formal training squadrons for the Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider long-range, deep-penetration strategic stealth bomber. The announcement was… Continue Reading →

Iraqi Air Force receives another six F-16s

A further six Lockheed Martin F-16C/D (Block 52+) Fighting Falcon multi-role fighters have been delivered to the Iraqi Air Force, bringing the air arm’s total F-16 fleet to 27. The delivery is part of an contract, worth $1.5-billion (USD), for… Continue Reading →

Combat aircraft arrive in Switzerland for fighter jet replacement bid

Fighter aircraft have begun to descend on Switzerland to compete in the nation’s “Air 2030” programme, which will see the winner replace the Swiss Air Force’s ageing Boeing (formerly McDonnell Douglas) F/A-18C/D Hornet and Northrop F-5E Tiger II fleets. The… Continue Reading →

Bush Foundation requests outgoing Air Force One aircraft becomes a museum exhibit

The George and Barbara Bush Foundation have requested that a Boeing VC-25A, the current Air Force One aircraft which is scheduled to be retired from US Air Force service in 2025, be permanently exhibited at a museum following its retirement…. Continue Reading →

Italian government cancels P.1HH Hammerhead MALE UAV order

The Italian government has cancelled its order for eight Piaggio P.1HH Hammerhead medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles, but may order more P-180 Avanti II’s to help save the Italian manufacturer. Italy’s Ministry of Defence placed an order for eight… Continue Reading →

Japanese F-35A Lightning II goes missing over the Pacific

A search mission is currently underway for a Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II multi-role stealth fighter operated by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF), which went missing over the Pacific on Tuesday. The news was first reported on local Japanese… Continue Reading →

British F-35Bs set to strike on first overseas deployment

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced that RAF Marham-based Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II’s will undergo the type’s first overseas deployment to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus later this year. The deployment will be conducted by 617 Squadron, famously… Continue Reading →

Dutch F-16 shoots itself with its own cannon during drills

A Lockheed Martin F-16AM Fighting Falcon operated by the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) was forced to make an emergency landing after the multi-role fighter shot itself with its own cannon. The incident occurred on 21 January 2019, however, reports… Continue Reading →

Royal Air Force ceases Tornado combat operations

The Royal Air Force (RAF) has recalled its final Tornado ground attack aircraft from combat operations in preparation for its retirement. The Tornado flew its last operational sortie out of RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus on 5 February 2019, where deployed aircraft… Continue Reading →

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