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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 →

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 →

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 →

US Air Force grounds B-1B Lancer fleet over safety concerns

The United States Air Force (USAF) has once again grounded its Rockwell B-1B Lancer supersonic bomber fleet following safety concerns regarding the aircraft’s ejection seat. The fleet was grounded by the USAF’s Global Strike Command on 28 March 2019 after… Continue Reading →

Royal Air Force Texan T.1 completes first flight at RAF Valley

The Royal Air Force (RAF) has conducted the first test flight of its new advanced training aircraft, the Beechcraft T-6C Texan T.1 at RAF Valley, Anglesey, in preparation for the fleet to take over from the Shorts Tucano T.1 in… Continue Reading →

Indian Air Force to take first deliveries of AH-64Es in July 2019

The Indian Air Force is preparing to take delivery of its first batch of Boeing’s new AH-64E Apache Guardian twin-engine attack helicopters, with the company saying its set to start deliveries in July 2019. The Indian government placed an order… Continue Reading →

Silent Knight Radar to be integrated onto US Air Force CV-22B Ospreys

Defence contractor, Raytheon, has been awarded a contract to integrate its next-generation multi-mode K-band AN/APQ-187 Silent Knight Radar (SKR) onto the United States Air Force’s (USAF) 52 Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft. The contract modification, worth $15m (USD), adds to… Continue Reading →

US Air Force set for F-15X Advanced Eagle acquisition

The United States Air Force is looking set to purchase 80 new-build Boeing F-15 Eagles. Dubbed the F-15X Advanced Eagle, the new aircraft will complement the US Air Force’s inventory of Lockheed Martin’s F-22A Raptor and F-35A Lightning II stealth… 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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