Firestorm and Rover

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Firestorm is an integrated targeting system.

It was procured due to an Urgent Operational Requirement for operations in Afghanistan.

The Firestorm system is designed to enable Forward Air Controllers (FACs) to accurately locate the enemy and generate coordinates to enable a precision strike.

The system has day and night capability and can be operated as a full system or as modular elements. The Strike Hawk component enables FACs to receive full motion video downlinks from targeting pod-equipped aircraft.

Rover 4 is similar to the Strike Hawk of the Firestorm. It utilises a ruggedised laptop to view the downlinked image. Due to its size, Rover 4 is mainly utilised within HQs or static locations.

airspace

Combat Aircraft

Typhoon

Typhoon Aircraft

A multi-role combat aircraft, capable of being deployed in the full spectrum of air operations.

Lightning II

Aircraft: F35 (Joint Strike Fighter)

The UK MOD has taken delivery of its first Lockheed Martin F-35B Joint Strike Fighter.

Tornado

13Sqn's Tornado.

The Tornado GR4 is a variable geometry, two-seat, day or night, all-weather attack aircraft.

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