The United Kingdom Ice Patrol HMS Protector is expected this week in Buenos Aires on her return trip from the Antarctica season. The visit is seen as evidence of the renewed and improved UK/Argentina bilateral relations, both politically and in defense issues.
The Atlas A400M arrived in the Falkland Islands last week. Having completed the 20 hour journey from the UK, A400M touched down at Mount Pleasant Complex on Tuesday afternoon, a week ago.
The Royal Air Force (RAF) has “defended our freedom gallantly”, Queen Elizabeth said on Sunday as she sent her “heartfelt congratulations” to the service as it celebrated its centenary. One hundred years ago, on April 1st, 1918, the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service merged to create the RAF — the world’s first independent air service.
The United Kingdom will make new coins this year to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein’’ as well as commemorate a century since women started gaining the right to vote. Designs on special two-pound coins will also honor the end of the First World War and the creation of the Royal Air Force in 1918, the U.K.’s Royal Mint said in a statement.
The Brazilian government announced it had opened an investigation among miltiary institutions regarding Royal Air Force landings in Brazilian airports, while making flights between Britain and the Falkland/Malvinas Islands.
At least six Royal Air Force flights linking UK with Falklands' MPA, during 2016, called at Brazilian airports, claimed the Argentine foreign ministry Malvinas Desk based on information supplied by the country's Air Traffic Control office.
Partnership, disaster relief, industrial cooperation and innovation are the main UK themes as UK companies exhibit a range of world beating defense capabilities at Chile's FIDAE 2016, some attending for the first time, others as a result of having exhibited at a successful FIDAE 2014.
Putin reportedly offered them in exchange for beef and wheat during his last trip to Buenos Aires. 'Sunday Express' cites UK defence sources.
The Lockheed TriStar, closely linked to the recent history of the Falkland Islands has flown its last operational mission with the Royal Air Force. On 24 March, two TriStars of 216 Squadron based at Royal Air Force Brize Norton flew an air-to-air refueling mission over the North Sea before one of them conducted fly-pasts at airfields associated with its history.
The most advanced aircraft ever built by British engineers made its maiden flight at an undisclosed test range on August 2013 under the command of BAE Systems test pilot Bob Fraser. According to the Ministry of Defense (MOD) the demonstrator Taranis aircraft made a perfect take-off, rotation, ‘climb-out’ and landing on its 15-minute first flight.