CASSIDIAN has reached an important milestone in the testing of the latest capability standard ASSTA 3 (Avionics Software System Tornado Ada) for the German Air Force fleet of Tornado combat aircraft. In January 2011, Cassidian in Manching began the flight… Continue reading
Alenia Aeronautica, a Finmeccanica company, has delivered today to the Italian Air Force the Tornado IS86
(MM 7087), the series-lead of 15 aircraft envisaged by Italian Air Forceâ€™s IT Basic Full MLU (RET 7) retrofit
The event, held at… Continue reading
On the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain RAF crews are still scrambling into action
Royal Air Force pilots continue to scramble into action in Afghanistan in the same way they did 70 years ago during the Battle… Continue reading
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has signed an innovative service contract worth Â£690 million with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to support the Royal Air Forceâ€™s fleet of Tornado aircraft.Â
Under the terms of the new RB199 Operational… Continue reading
On 10th March 2010, two RAF Tornado F3 fighter aircraft of 111(Fighter) Squadron were scrambled from RAF Leuchars (Fife) in the early hours of the morning to intercept two Russian TU-160 BLACKJACK aircraft, which were approx 100nm to the… Continue reading
She might be the only female Tornado pilot in Afghanistan, but Juliette Fleming, known as Jules, insists she is just â€˜one of the boysâ€™ amongst her colleagues from 31 Squadron, Royal Air Force Marham in Norfolk. The 30 year old… Continue reading
The RAF Tornado GR4/4A fleet is to benefit from a GBP28m Mid-Life Fatigue Programme (MLFP) contract which is aimed at seeing the fleet through to its planned Out-of-Service Date (OSD) in 2025.
The Tornado GR4 aircraft remains the most capable… Continue reading
It is with deep regret that the Ministry of Defence must confirm the deaths of two RAF aircrew from 43 Squadron, RAF Leuchars, in a Tornado F3 crash on Thursday 2 July 2009.
The aircraft crashed during a routine training… Continue reading