RAF: The First to the Future

RAF: The First to the Future

To deliver its mission, the RAF needs effective technology, to give it the agility to respond quickly and effectively over long distances. The RAF also relies on its people – well-trained, creative and forward-thinking men and women – working together with global military and industry partners to develop new, innovative designs and practices. 

Explore how this innovation has always been of vital importance to the RAF, and how it will become ever more so in the future, keeping the RAF at the leading edge of Air and Space Power.

Opportunities to get hands-on include:

Take on an RAF Mission through digital experiences:

  • Discover: locate and ‘collect’ assigned items as an RAF Intelligence Analyst
  • Defend: your information from cyber hackers
  • Decide: use your information to complete an operation
  • Debate the future of Artificial Intelligence – a power for good or a challenge for humanity?

Speed, Reach or Height? Choose your mission, design an aircraft on a digital drawing board and then test your design on screen.

Large print guides are available. Below are the links to the electronic version:

This exhibition is supported by:

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With further support from: Northrop Grumman 

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