Um dos modelos, que (pessoalmente) mais aprecio, é sem dúvida o BAC-TSR2 , pena que não tiveram dinheiro para continuar o projecto...
Two RAF fighters which scrambled across Britain to intercept a foreign aircraft apparently warned the plane would be 'shot down', after it sparked a terror alert by taking an unscheduled detour over London.The Typhoons from RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire, flew to Kent, south east England, at supersonic speeds to dramatically halt the plane on its way to Birmingham airport after it 'caused concern' to air traffic controllers. The swoop, which resulted in the Lativan-registered plane being grounded at Stansted airport, sparked a massive sonic boom which was heard across a 50-mile radius. Soon after the incident, chilling audio emerged appearing to show one of the RAF pilots warning the three-man crew on board the foreign plane to listen to military instructions or risk being 'shot down'.Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z3He5Wfi5L Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
Nato has sounded a warning after 26 Russian bombers, tankers and fighter jets on military exercises were intercepted around Europe in just 24 hours.Jets were scrambled by the RAF and allies in Germany, Portugal and Turkey after the 'unusual' spike in activity, which saw two giant Tu-95 Bear H bombers fly close to Britain yesterday.The alliance said Russia had conducted 'significant military manoeuvres in European airspace' - though it then added none of the planes had strayed into any specific country's territory.
Royal Air Force, March 18, 2015 - The RAF’s latest Puma helicopter literally stepped into the spotlight as it deployed for the first time on operations in support of the NATO mission providing training and assistance to Afghan forces.On a dark winter’s night, illuminated by runway lights, the first Puma HC Mark2 aircraft was loaded on to a single C17 transport aircraft at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire for the 3,608 mile journey to Kabul.Its departure came just days before the MOD announced that the new Puma, and the RAF’s latest version of the Chinook, the Mark 6, were both ready for operational use.The news came at an event at RAF Benson in Oxfordshire, the home of Puma units 33 Squadron and 230 Squadron which will rotate through tours of duty in Afghanistan.
The UK’s C-130J is due to be retired in 2022, although a number may be retained in service beyond that date for special forces work. Source: Crown CopyrightThe UK Royal Air Force (RAF) may retain in service a number of its Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules transport aircraft for special forces use, a senior service official disclosed on 16 September. The C-130J is due to be withdrawn from service in 2022 in favor of a joint A400M and Boeing C-17 Globemaster III airlift force.
Como já tinha sugerido noutro tópico, penso que estes são fortes candidatos à substituição dos nossos Hercules. Em 2022, os exemplares mais antigos terão cerca de 22 anos e, apesar do tratamento que os bifes lhes devem dar, ainda devem haver uns exemplares em condições para servir mais uns 20 anos na FAP. A preços de amigo, o sucessor do Aguiar Branco até vai esfregar as mãos de contente Cumprimentos