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CG1 wrote:I expect the poor Russians are terrified by Typhoon's anti-ship capability!
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The UK is to replenish its stock of Lockheed Martin AGM-114 Hellfire II air-to-surface missiles at a cost of USD150 million.
According to the US Defense Security and Cooperation Agency (DSCA), which announced the State Department approval for the sale on 16 March, the UK has requested 1,000 AGM-114R1/R2 Hellfire II semi-active laser (SAL) missiles with logistics support services and other related programme support.
"This proposed sale directly contributes to the foreign policy and national security policies of the United States by enhancing the close air support capability of the UK in support of NATO and other coalition operations," the DSCA said. "Commonality between close air support capabilities greatly increases interoperability between our two countries' military and peacekeeping forces, and allows for greater burden sharing."
In UK service, the Hellfire (Heliborne, Laser, Fire and Forget) is carried by the AgustaWestland-Boeing WAH-64 Apache AH1 attack helicopter flown by the British Army Air Corps and the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle flown by the Royal Air Force.
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lesa wrote:I doubt UK has the infrastructure to support MK54 and the Harpoon capability is being shut down
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NavyLookout wrote:2 part overview of the P-8 in UK service - Restoring the UK’s maritime patrol aircraft capability
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The first three of the UK's new training helicopters for its armed forces have arrived at their new RAF Shawbury home.
A pair of Airbus Helicopters H135 Juno HT1s and a single H145 Jupiter HT1 were flown to the Midlands site on 3 April, following modification work at the manufacturer's UK facility at Oxford airport.
An additional four of the German-built helicopters – two of each type – are currently at Oxford being outfitted for the training mission.
The UK Ministry of Defence is acquiring 32 new training rotorcraft – 29 Junos and three larger Jupiters – as part of a £1.1 billion ($1.37 billion) to replace the current inventory of Bell Helicopter 412EP Griffin HT1s and AS350 Squirrel HT1s.
To be based at RAF Shawbury and RAF Valley, the twin-engined rotorcraft will be used to train Royal Air Force, Army Air Corps and Royal Navy crews.
Ascent Flight Training, the Babcock-Lockheed Martin joint venture, will deliver the syllabus as part of its Military Flying Training System contract with the UK MoD.
RAF Shawbury's station commander, Group Captain Jason Appleton, says the arrival "marks commencement of the build-up" towards the start of the rotary-wing element of MFTS in April 2018.
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