700X Naval Air Squadron Conducting Drone Trials

The Royal Navy has pushed two different drones to their limits to show how they could be used on front-line operations. The navy’s drone experts 700X Naval Air Squadron welcomed industry partners to their home base of RNAS Culdrose to test the two crewless aircraft. It is the second time the drones have been trialled with initial testing last year…

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820 NAS Honors WW2 Swordfish Pilot’s Last Wishes

Aviators from 820 Naval Air Squadron honoured the final wishes of WW2 Swordfish pilot George Gibb – casting his ashes into the waters over which he once flew. Lieutenant Gibb from Largs in Scotland is possibly the last pilot to have flown the famous biplane torpedo bomber in action during World War 2. He passed away earlier this year at…

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700X NAS Drone Training on HMS Mersey

The Royal Navy has expanded its fleet of remotely-piloted drones – the far-seeing eyes of navy warships – with new training, personnel and 12 aircraft. The sailors at 700X Naval Air Squadron recently took delivery of their latest Puma air systems and can now immediately deploy flights as required for defense. The most recent deployment for the squadron, which is…

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