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Lifting the world The RAF’s fleet of Atlas, C-17 and Voyager aircraft is one of the most modern in the world

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Meteoric rise How the Meteor missile is changing the face of Sweden’s air defence capabilities

FUTUREPROOFING

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Upgrading the helicopter fleet Technology upgrades are providing the RAF’s helicopter fleet with a new lease of life Knowledge is power A unique strength of the RAF is its ability to gain vital information about an adversary’s movements and intentions from air and space

INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION

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RAF Air Cadets: 75 years and counting This world-leading youth organisation looks to the future as it marks its 75th anniversary

PARTNERSHIPS

Going supersonic The BLOODHOUND SuperSonic Car World Land Speed Record attempt is inspiring a new generation of science and technology students

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The value of reservists Military effect is being delivered across the entire service through the RAF’s Whole Force approach

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Training in progress There is a profound transformation happening in the way the RAF employs and trains its personnel, as it prepares for a more unpredictable future

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A special relationship Will changing global realities affect the longstanding bond between the UK and the US? The future of air command and control Military forces must now conduct warfare in the information age, and command and control is evolving as a result NATO airborne early warning The NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force is responding to modern requirements

RAF OPERATIONS

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LOCKHEED MARTIN

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UK space operations How the RAF plays a crucial role in securing the UK’s space-based capabilities Combating Daesh In Syria and Iraq, the RAF and the US-led coalition are maintaining vital pressure against the Daesh terrorist group

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AIR POWER 2016 INSPIRATION AND INNOVATION

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RAF Air Power 2016 – Inspiration and Innovation  

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