Cyber war, Syria airstrikes feature in revamped RAF museum


LONDON (AFP) – 

Visitors to Britain’s revamped Royal Air Force Museum opening on Saturday can fend off cyber attacks, identify airstrike targets and practice landing jets on flight simulators.

The north London attraction has been overhauled to mark the RAF’s centenary this year, with celebrations culminating in a spectacular flypast over Buckingham Palace next month.

Its three new exhibitions look at the force’s first hundred years, modern conflicts such as its ongoing campaign in Syria, and its future in the ever more hi-tech decades to come.

The centenary “was the opportunity to develop exhibitions that are much more engaging and up to date,” the museum’s chief executive Maggie Appleton told AFP.

The “RAF: First to the Future” section includes joystick-controlled simulator drone missions surveilling enemy movements and installations

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