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LONDON — President Joe Biden and his fellow Group of Seven leaders agreed to donate 1 billion coronavirus vaccine doses to poorer countries over the next year, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told reporters as the summit wrapped up on Sunday. But the commitment falls far short of the 11 billion doses the World Health Organization said are needed to vaccinate at least 70 percent of the world's population. A plan to offer developing nations an infrastructure scheme that could rival China's huge Belt and Road initiative was also on the agenda. Greenpeace U.K. accused Johnson of producing "reheated old promises" and said it would take "nothing for granted" until nations came up with the money. As the host of the summit, the U.K. was on a charm offensive, deploying the royal family to meet world leaders on Friday.
Persons: Joe Biden, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Biden, Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, David Attenborough, Attenborough, E.U, Brexit, Jill, Queen Elizabeth II Organizations: LONDON, Seven, British, World Health Organization, Gavi, Health Organization, NBC, Greenpeace, European Union, Royal Air Force Red Arrows, Sunday Locations: Carbis Bay, Cornwall, London, China, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, Beijing, Western, U.S, British, Northern Ireland, England, Windsor
“In international relations, all politics is personal,” Biden said during a visit to South Korea in 2013. Just after touching down in the U.K. Wednesday, Biden told service members at a Royal Air Force station in Mildenhall that he’d visited “well over 100 countries” as a senator and vice president. Biden offered: “Possibilities.”“Personal relationships are the only vehicle by which you build trust,” Biden told Xi two years later when he returned for more meetings in Beijing. There’s a risk, though, of focusing on the personal at the expense of the substance. But Biden has often told the story of his last-known face-to-face meeting with Putin, telling him bluntly that he “has no soul.”“We understand each other,” Biden says Putin replied.
Persons: Joe Biden, Justin Trudeau, Angela Merkel, Biden, China’s Xi, Naomi, ” Biden, Donald Trump’s, warily, Jen Psaki, “ He's, , , he’d, Xi, Vladmir Putin, Vladimir Putin, Jake Sullivan, There’s, Putin, Ted Kaufman, Biden’s, ” Kaufman, MSNBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin, … He’s, Trump, “ He’s, Matthew Goodman Organizations: IVES, White, Foreign Relations, Wednesday, Royal Air Force, , U.S, Center for Strategic & International Studies Locations: England, Canadian, Berlin, China, Cornwall, South Korea, Europe, Mildenhall, Beijing, Delaware, United States, U.S
PLYMOUTH, England—President Biden has begun his first foreign trip as president, a three-country tour that will feature meetings with European allies and a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He touched down Wednesday night in the United Kingdom, where he’ll attend the G-7 summit of world leaders in Cornwall and meet with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Queen Elizabeth II. On Sunday, he’ll travel to Brussels, where he’ll participate in a summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, a summit with European Union leaders and a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He’ll then continue on to Geneva for his meeting with Mr. Putin. The eight-day trip will be Mr. Biden’s first opportunity to lay out his diplomatic and foreign policy priorities on the world stage.
Persons: Biden, Vladimir Putin, Boris Johnson, Queen Elizabeth II, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, He’ll, Putin, Biden’s, ” Mr Organizations: Atlantic Treaty Organization, European Union, U.S . Air Force, Royal Air Force Mildenhall Locations: PLYMOUTH, England, United Kingdom, Cornwall, Brussels, Geneva, China, Russia
The G-7 summit: Here's a quick guide to everything you need to know
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( Holly Ellyatt | ) www.cnbc.com + 0.00   time to read: +8 min
It's the first in-person G-7 summit in almost two years. The Cornish Arms public house decorated with the flags of the G-7 countries near the venue for the upcoming Group of Seven leaders summit. Whole streets in Carbis Bay and nearby St. Ives have seen security fencing erected and an influx of police and for the event, with more than 5,500 police officers deployed to Carbis Bay and St. Ives. Police officers patrol on the beach in front of the Carbis Bay Hotel, host venue for the G7 Summit conferences, on June 03, 2021 in Carbis Bay, Cornwall. At the 2021 G-7 summit, the U.K. hopes to unite the group under the "build back better" slogan following the destruction of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Persons: St Ives, Matt Cardy, Joe Biden, Jill Biden, BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI, Ives, they've, It's, Hugh Hastings, pandemics, Vladimir Putin, Boris Johnson, Stefan Rousseau Organizations: Getty, CNBC, Cornish Arms, of Seven, Bloomberg, U.S, EU, European Commission, European Council, Air Force, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, AFP, Search, Cornwall . Police, coronavirus, NATO, . Air Force, UN Security, Foreign, Commonwealth, Development Office Locations: St, St Ives, Cornwall, England, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Australia, India, South Korea, Carbis Bay, Tregenna, Russia, China, Brussels, EU, Geneva, Royal Air Force Mildenhall , Suffolk, Crimea, London, Glasgow
President Joe Biden arrived Wednesday in Britain for a series of meetings with world leaders intent on stressing the message of his first foreign trip as president: "The United States is back." The pandemic response and cybersecurity will be topics at the G-7 summit, Biden said. After the G-7 and NATO summits, Biden will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, their first in-person meeting since Biden took office. Biden also underscored what he sees as a need to showcase the ability of democratic institutions to deliver results, particularly as autocracies rise. "We have to expose as false the narrative that the decrees of dictators can match the speed and scale" of 21st century challenges, Biden said.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, They're, Donald Trump's, Vladimir Putin, Jake Sullivan Organizations: U.S . Air Force, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, NATO, Pfizer Locations: Britain, United States, Ireland, Germany, France, U.S, Brussels, Geneva
US Marine Corps F-35s flew 5,000 miles from Arizona to the UK this week. The fifth-gen jets are preparing to deploy aboard the British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth. US Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters flew over 5,000 miles this week for an upcoming deployment aboard the British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth. For HMS Queen Elizabeth's maiden deployment, the first-in-class ship will lead the large, multinational Carrier Strike Group 21. The US Marine Corps first announced plans to deploy F-35Bs aboard the Queen Elizabeth for a 2021 deployment in 2019.
Persons: Elizabeth, Queen Elizabeth, HMS, Ben Wallace Organizations: Marine Corps, British, US Marine Corps, Strike Fighters, Marine Fighter Attack, Marine Corps Air, RAF Lakenheath, Carrier Strike, CSG, Royal Navy, . Marine Corps Forces Europe, Africa, Royal Air Force, US Marines, UK, Carrier Strike Group, Global Britain Locations: Arizona, Yuma, VMFA, British, Richmond, Kent, Victoria, South China, China, Signapore, South Korea, Japan, India
In early 1942, England was in danger of being cut off by Nazi U-boats, which were attacking resupply convoys in the Atlantic. To protect convoys as they crossed, a British inventor came up with a plan to build an aircraft carrier out of ice. Project HabakkukIn 1942, Geoffrey Pyke, a British inventor working for Combined Operations Headquarters, thought he had the solution. The development meant that the carrier could be built from the ground up and not made out of an iceberg. Most impressive of all, its air wing would have numbered over 200 aircraft, including fighters and heavy bombers.
Persons: Winston Churchill, Geoffrey Pyke, Pyke, Lord Mountbatten, Patricia Lake Organizations: Nazi, Royal Air Force, US, Allies, Royal Navy, AP, Combined Operations, Combined, Nimitz, F4F Wildcat, Central Press, Hulton Locations: England, British, Britain, Eastern Europe, Churchill, Patricia Lake, Alberta, Canada, Iceland, Azores
"Prince Philip's death will have a knock-on effect on people reconsidering the worth of the monarchy to Britain's life and as a political institution," he said. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, wave to the crowd after Elizabeth was being crowned at Westminster Abbey in London on June 2, 1953. Queen Elizabeth II sits at a desk in the 1844 Room at Buckingham Palace in Londaon after recording her Christmas Day broadcast in 2017. John Stillwell / Getty Images fileThe day after Philip died Friday at age 99, the couple's firstborn, Prince Charles, referred to the Commonwealth twice in his short speech remembering his father. "That will be a make-or-break moment for Prince Charles to get the country behind him."
Persons: Philip's, Queen Elizabeth II's, David McClure, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip's, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke, Edinburgh, Elizabeth, Sarah Gristwood, Elizabeth II, John Stillwell, Philip, Prince Charles, Gristwood, we've, Malcolm Turnbull, Graham Smith, Charles, Chris Jackson, hasn't, Daisy McAndrew, Camilla, Duchess of, Prince William, Kate, Duchess, William, Antony Taylor, Taylor Organizations: Private, Westminster Abbey, AFP, Getty, of, Commonwealth, YouGov, Australian Broadcasting Corp, Republic, Royal Air Force, NBC, Sheffield Hallam University Locations: Britain, Worth, London, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, British, Commonwealth, Buckingham, Londaon, Caribbean, Barbados, Great Britain, Duchess of Cornwall, Cambridge
Factbox: Details of funeral service planned for Britain's Prince Philip
  + stars: | 2021-04-15 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +7 min
Britain's Prince Philip, in his role as Captain General, Royal Marines, attends a Parade to mark the finale of the 1664 Global Challenge, on the Buckingham Palace Forecourt, in central London, Britain August 2, 2017. REUTERS/Yui Mok/PoolFollowing are details of the funeral this Saturday for Britain's Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth's husband, who died on April 9 aged 99. THE FUNERALThe funeral, which will be broadcast live, will take place at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle at 3 p.m. (1400 GMT)As planned, it will be a ceremonial royal funeral, rather than a state funeral, with most of the details in keeping with Prince Philip's personal wishes. At the end of the service Philip will be interred in the chapel's Royal Vault. These will include the queen, senior royals and members of Prince Philip's family.
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THE FUNERALThe funeral will take place at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle at 1500 local time on April 17. “It will be what’s known as a ceremonial royal funeral,” a Buckingham Palace spokesman said. On April 17 the coffin will be moved from the State Entrance to St George’s Chapel for a funeral service. At the end of the service Philip will be interred in the Royal Vault in St George’s Chapel. The West Steps of St George’s Chapel will be lined by a dismounted detachment of the Household Cavalry.
Persons: Britain’s Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth’s, Buckingham, Britain's Prince Philip, Princess Eugenie of York, Jack Brooksbank, Alastair Grant, , , Duke, Edinburgh’s, Philip, George’s, Edinburgh, Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Meghan, Sussex, Duchess, Dean, Windsor, Lord Chamberlain, Prince Philip, Organizations: Windsor Castle, WHO, Queen’s Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Grenadier Guards, Royal Gurkha Rifles, Intelligence Corps, Highlanders, Guards, Household Cavalry, Rover, Regiments, Corps, Air Stations, Guard, The Rifles, Commonwealth Defence Advisers, Naval Piping Party, Royal Air Force Wings Locations: St George's, Windsor Castle, London, Britain, George’s, Windsor, Buckingham, Sussex, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Trinidad and Tobago, Denmark, Greece, St George’s
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in 2015. Prince Philip, in flying overalls, being presented with his army wings by Brigadier Colin Kennedy, commandant of the Army Air Corps Centre, during the duke's visit. Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Princess Diana at Buckingham Palace for Trooping the Colour. "If you don't walk, I think you'll regret it later," Philip told William, according to British media accounts. Survivors include his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, and their children: Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.
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He earned a valor award for lighting up enemy ships in a nighttime battle, helping the British achieve victory. He is also credited with helping save his ship from an enemy bomber in a battle two years later. Three British Royal Navy battleships closed with Italian warships in the dark, catching the enemy force off guard. It was the kind of close-quarters gun battle that ship radar advancements would make rare. For his actions during the battle, Philip was awarded the Greek War Cross, a military decoration for heroism.
Persons: Prince Philip, Philip, Cape Matapan, British Royal Navy Battleship, Wallace, Harry Hargreaves, Hargreaves, Elizabeth II, Duke, Edinburgh, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip , Duke of Edinburgh, Buckingham Organizations: British Royal Navy, HMS, Royal Navy, German Luftwaffe, Imperial State Crown, Getty, Sea Cadet Corps, Army Cadet Force, Air Training Corps, Royal Air Force, Britannia Royal Naval College Locations: Cape Matapan, Greece, Cape, British, Matapan, Sicily, German, Buckingham, Dartmouth, Windsor
A photo of an F-15E pilot with a "Russian patch" was posted by the RAF Lakenheath's Facebook page. The US Air Force 48th Fighter Wing posted on its official Facebook page an interesting photo, showing an F-15 pilot wearing what many have called a "Russian Air Force patch" on the flight suit. The photo is part of a post about the Exercise Point Blank currently in progress in the UK, a recurring large force exercise designed and cohosted by the Royal Air Force and the 48th Fighter Wing. A 492nd Fighter Squadron pilot conducts pre-flight checks during exercise Point Blank 21-2 at RAF Lakenheath, April 7, 2021. Some specialized units even replicate the adversaries' insignias and liveries on their aircraft, like the Aggressor squadrons of the US Air Force and Navy.
Persons: it's Organizations: RAF, Facebook, Blank, US Air Force 48th Fighter, Russian Air Force, Royal Air Force, 48th Fighter, 492nd Fighter Squadron, Air, 611th Fighter Aviation Regiment, Russian Aerospace Forces, RAF Lakenheath, US Air Force, Ebay, Navy Locations: Russian, Russia, United States
Britain says it struck Islamic State militants in Iraq last month
  + stars: | 2021-04-07 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.84   time to read: +1 min
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain carried out several air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in northern Iraq last month as part of a coordinated 10-day operation with local ground forces, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Thursday. Iraqi Security Forces troops cleared IS forces from the Makhmur mountains region, south-west from Erbil, while Royal Air Force (RAF) and other coalition aircraft carried out an air offensive during the operation, the MoD said. It concluded on March 22 when IS forces were confirmed to be based in a network of caves in the Makhmur mountains. The MoD said the strike was assessed by subsequent surveillance to have been a success. This operation will prevent the terrorist group and its toxic ideology from regaining a foothold in Iraq and reduce its capability to coordinate attacks around the world,” Wallace added.
Persons: , Ben Wallace, Daesh, ” Wallace, Al Hasakah Organizations: Islamic State, Ministry of Defence, MoD, Iraqi Security Forces, Royal Air Force, RAF, Storm, British Armed Forces, Iraqi and Coalition, British, Hellfire Locations: Britain, Iraq, Erbil, Syria, Al
Jordan's royals resolve family feud, lawyer says
  + stars: | 2021-04-06 | by ( The Associated Press | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
A recording circulated online in which Hamzah sounded defiant, saying he would not take orders from the army chief. “The army chief of staff came to me and issued threats in the name of heads of security agencies,” Hamzah said in the recording. The individual said the recording was a few days old and made after the army chief threatened the prince. Jordan’s army chief of staff, Gen. Yousef Huneiti, said Monday the country’s armed forces and security agencies “have the power and experience” to deal with any developments that might happen internally or in the region. Upon ascending to the throne in 1999, Abdullah named Hamzah as crown prince, only to revoke the title five years later.
Persons: Jordan's King Abdullah II, Prince Hamzah, Hamzah, Abdullah's, Hassan, Hashem, , Malik R, ” Dahlan, Hamzah Al, Hussein, , ” Hamzah, ’ ”, Yousef Huneiti, Petra, Huneiti, Ayman Safadi, Bassem, Sharif Hassan bin Zaid, Abdullah, Stephane Dujarric, , King Hussein Organizations: Royal Hashemite, NBC, Quraysh, Law &, West, Royal Air Force, West Bank, U.N Locations: Jordan, Jordanian, , , The U.S, Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Israel
British military jet crashes in south west England: Sky News
  + stars: | 2021-03-25 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: 1 min
LONDON (Reuters) - A British military jet has crashed in Cornwall, south west England, Sky News reported on Thursday. The Royal Air Force Hawk T1 jet crashed after the crew ejected and nobody had died, according to Sky News, adding that emergency services were attending the site of the crash.
Organizations: Sky News, Royal Air Force Hawk Locations: British, Cornwall, England
On March 25, 1944, hundreds of Allied prisoners launched a daring escape from a Nazi prison camp in Poland. A plan to escapeCaptured RAF officers at Stalag Luft III lay the foundations for a new hut in 1944. Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesIt was supposed to be extremely hard to escape from Stalag Luft III. A massive effortA church service for captured British RAF officers at Stalag Luft III, circa 1944. The Great EscapeCaptured RAF officers at Stalag Luft III in 1944.
Persons: Stalag Luft, Stalag, Roger Bushell, Bushell, Wood, Tom, Dick, Harry, Luft, Hitler, Five, Per Bergsland, Jens Müller, Bram van der Organizations: RAF, Stalag Luft, Hulton, Luftwaffe, Commonwealth, Royal Air Force, Dunkirk, British RAF, Canada Locations: Poland, German, Żagań, Geneva, Sachsenhausen, Colditz, Stettin, Sweden, Swedish, Scotland, Dutch, Spain, Britain, Gibraltar
Virgin Orbit launched its first rocket to successfully reach Earth orbit on Sunday. Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit launched its first rocket to successfully reach Earth orbit on Sunday, eight months after its previous attempt failed. Rather than launching the rocket from a traditional launch pad, Virgin Orbit used an "air launch" from under the wing of a modified Boeing 747 jumbo jet. "Everyone on the team who is not in mission control right now is going absolutely bonkers," Virgin Orbit tweeted. "Virgin Orbit has achieved something many thought impossible," Branson added, calling it "the culmination of many years of hard work."
Persons: Dan Hart, Richard Branson's Virgin, Orbit, Eve Branson, Richard Branson's, Jay Raymond, Elon Musk, Read, we've, Branson Organizations: Virgin Orbit, Boeing, NASA, Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit, Air, Space Port, Space Operations, US Space Force, SpaceX, Bank of America, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin, Royal Air Force, Swarm Technologies Locations: American
Slideshow ( 2 images )BRUSSELS (Reuters) - With a call for both sides to look forward to a new chapter in their relationship, EU chiefs signed the Brexit trade deal agreed with Britain and sent the text off to London on Wednesday for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to add his signature. Against a backdrop of EU flags, top EU officials signed the treaties struck on Dec. 24 to preserve Britain’s tariff- and quota-free access to the bloc’s 450 million consumers. After both sides have signed, the deal will be in place until the end of February, pending final approval by the European Parliament that would make it permanent. EU lawmakers are to debate the treaty - the result of months of negotiations that often came close to collapse - later on Wednesday. The British parliament will also debate, and is expected to pass, the deal.
Persons: Boris Johnson, Johnson Organizations: European Union, British Royal Air Force, EU Locations: BRUSSELS, Britain, London, United Kingdom, Brussels
LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged parliament to back his post-Brexit deal with the European Union and open a new relationship as a “friendly neighbour” with the bloc. Slideshow ( 4 images )Britain and the European Union were signing the deal on Wednesday and the British parliament will approve its implementation, ending over four years of negotiation and safeguarding nearly a $1 trillion of annual trade. Earlier, against a backdrop of EU flags, top EU officials signed the treaties struck on Dec. 24 to preserve Britain’s tariff- and quota-free access to the bloc’s 450 million consumers. “It is of the utmost importance for the European Union and the United Kingdom to look forward, in view of opening a new chapter in their relations,” the bloc said in a statement, calling for joint action on climate change and international affairs. After both sides have signed, the deal will be in place until the end of February, pending final approval by the European Parliament to make it permanent.
Persons: Boris Johnson, Johnson, ” Johnson, , Organizations: British, European Union, British Royal Air Force, EU Locations: BRUSSELS, Britain, Europe, United Kingdom, Brussels
LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) -British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged parliament to back his post-Brexit deal with the European Union and open a new relationship as a “friendly neighbour” with the bloc. NEW CHAPTEREarlier, against a backdrop of EU flags, top EU officials signed the treaties struck on Dec. 24 to preserve Britain’s tariff- and quota-free access to the bloc’s 450 million consumers. “It is of the utmost importance for the European Union and the United Kingdom to look forward, in view of opening a new chapter in their relations,” the EU said in a statement. Britain formally left the EU nearly a year ago and the new partnership agreement will regulate ties from Jan. 1 on everything from trade to transport, energy links and fishing. After both sides have signed, the deal will be in place until the end of February, pending final approval by the European Parliament to make it permanent.
Persons: Boris Johnson, Johnson, ” Johnson, , , Bill Cash, Alexander the Great, Boris Organizations: British, European Union, EU, Labour Party, British Royal Air Force Locations: BRUSSELS, Britain, Europe, Brussels, United Kingdom
No stealth aircraft, not even today's advanced F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, is truly invisible to radar or infrared detection. However, well-designed stealth aircraft will delay detection for as long as possible while also making it extremely difficult to secure a "weapons-grade" lock. A crowd around an F-117A stealth aircraft at an airshow at Van Nuys Airport. In other words, this new "stealth fighter" would have actually been a real stealth fighter. An F-117 stealth fighter/bomber lands at an undisclosed location after a mission over Iraq, March 20, 2003.
Persons: David Bohrer, Uncle Sam, MicroProse, Air Force hasn't, Lockheed Martin, Al Seib, Lockheed, Sgt, Terry L, Blevins, Nighthawk, Lockheed Martin's Organizations: US Air Force, Lockheed, US Navy, LA Times, Air Force, 117N, Reuters, Navy, Soviet, Air, Royal Air Force, American, Palmdale Airport, Lockheed Martin Corps Skunk Works, Seahawk, Hornet, GE, AP, . Air Force, DARPA, Defense, Research Projects Agency, Aviation, Super Hornets, Joint Strike Fighters Locations: Van Nuys, Bonn, Germany, Iraq
The world's largest iceberg is drifting dangerously close to South Georgia Island, where millions of penguins and seals are breeding. The world's largest iceberg might crash into an island populated by penguins and seals, which could cause mass starvation among the animals' young. It has been drifting north ever since, and now it's dangerously close to South Georgia Island. Iceberg A68a (left) and South Georgia Island (right) as seen by a satellite on December 14, 2020. UK Ministry of Defence/Handout via ReutersMany animal colonies across South Georgia Island are now in the middle of critical hatching and birthing seasons.
Persons: A68a, Geraint Tarling, there's, Tarling, Mark Belchier, Wolfgang Kaehler, Stef Lhermitte Organizations: A68a, Georgia, NOAA, British Antarctic Survey, Reuters, Royal Air Force, Ministry of Defence, gentoo, BBC News, Business Locations: South Georgia, Georgia, Sandwich, inundating
The British Ministry of Defence recently revealed a new artist's rendering of and gave updates on the future sixth-generation fighter jet called "Tempest." Tempest aims to leapfrog the capabilities of the world's most advanced fighter jets today — fifth-generation fighters like the F-35, F-22, J-20, and Su-57. Last week, the Royal Air Force Capabilities Office and the branch's Team Tempest held a virtual briefing to provide updates regarding their forthcoming 6th generation fighter dubbed "Tempest." A model of the "Tempest" jet fighter after being unveiled at the Farnborough Airshow in Britain, July 16, 2018. However, the leap from the 5th to 6th generation is more about marketing than it is about function.
Persons: Tempest, they've, Royce, Leonardo, Gavin Williamson, Bill Bostock, Boeing's, Hunter UCAV Organizations: British Ministry of Defence, Royal Air Force Capabilities, UK's Ministry of Defence, Industry, BAE Systems, Farnborough, Reuters, Air, Ministry of, Pilots, Royce, BAE Locations: Britain, Australia, China
The US Space Force on Friday defeated all the other US and British military services during a "Call of Duty" tournament. The Space Force defeated the Royal Air Force in the finals. The British Army took third place, followed by the US Army, Royal Navy, US Marine Corps, US Navy, and the US Air Force. The Space Force defeated the Royal Air Force in the finals after eliminating the other military services. The Space Force became the US military's newest independent service branch in 2019.
Persons: Dan Goldenberg Organizations: US Space Force, Space Force, Royal Air Force, British Army, US Army, Royal Navy, US Marine Corps, US Navy, US Air Force, USAA, Navy, Duty, Activision Blizzard, Force
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