Future Lossie

£500million of investment to create a next generation airfield!

Creating a modern, comfortable working & living environment

Over £500 million will be spent on making sure RAF Lossiemouth is ready for the next generation. We’ve invested in both our Typhoons and Poseidon Squadrons and preparations are well underway for the E7 – Wedgetails arrival.  

Projects Delivered

Atlantic Building

Completed in 2020, the Atlantic Building is home to our sub-hunting fleet. Inside this three-bay hanger, you’ll find both our Poseidon Squadrons, training and simulation facilities and our P8 tactical operations centre.  

Runway Resurfacing

2020 also saw the opening of our newly surfaced runway. Allowing for larger aircraft on a regular basis, it means we can easily transport more people and equipment straight from LOS. 

IX (B) Typhoon Squadron Infrastructure

2022 saw the squadron occupy their new hanger facility. The infrastructure work included refurbishments to 2 Hanger and the creation of new office accommodation. Full operational capabilities are due to be established by 2024.

Crash Fire & Rescue Facility

A new, purpose built facility with accommodation for Fire Fighters and their fleet of vehicles. The new location allows a 2 minute response time anywhere on the airfield. The new station had been fully operational since January 2023.

Accommodation Hub

The Accommodation Hub was officially opened in June 2023. It’s provides a dedicated socialising space for all ranks. Comfortable seating inside and outside can be enjoyed by all 24/7.

Inside the Hub you will also find the Accommodation office.

Projects Underway

Draining & Utilities Upgrades

We are doubling the stations electricity capacity, introducing EV (Electric Vehicle) charging, and upgrading our CPU (Central Processing Unit) infrastructure. You name it, we are upgrading it.  

Single Living Accommodation

Our new state of the art Single Living Accommodation is now well on the way. This campus-style environment will include 318 ensuite bedrooms + modern facilities.

In June, the first new Junior Ranks Single Living Accommodation Block, Inverness House, was officially opened. The second named Dalcross House is likely to be opened in August 2023.


The Vision

Next Generation Main Operation Base

What does this mean?

Well, by 2025 RAF Lossiemouth hopes to boast a modern airfield with state-of-the-art infrastructure.

Why is it important?

It will allow #TeamLossie to support not just the current crop of aircraft – Typhoon and Poseidon – but also the E-7 Wedgetail, and anything else the future might bring.

Modernised Comfortable Working & Living Environment

What does this mean?

By 2025, RAF Lossiemouth plans to offer a next generation living and working environment for all its people. To do this, huge investment is going into state-of-the-art facilities, like the brand new Single Living Accommodation.

Why is it important?

With a rapidly expanding workforce, it is vital that all at #TeamLossie are properly supported and have a modernised, comfortable environment to work and live in.


United States Navy (USN) Multi-Purpose Logistics Facility

A bespoke maintenance and storage facility coupled with aircraft parking spaces for joint operations with our US allies. This project is scheduled to be completed in 2023.

IX (B) Squadron Achieve Full Operating Capability (FOC)

With the new hangar and accommodation infrastructure now complete, IX (B) Squadron will be all set to take on more operations and exercises, to continue supporting RAF Lossiemouth’s mission.

Single Living Accommodation

2023 will see RAF Lossiemouth enter into the next phase of the Single Living Accommodation roll out, as we strive to create a vibrant and modern campus to accommodate our people.

It is anticipated that the new Junior Ranks Single Living Accommodation Blocks will be completed in November 2023.

E-7 Wedgetail Operating from Lossiemouth

2024 is going to be a huge year for RAF Lossiemouth. Work is already underway to prepare for the arrival of not ONE, not TWO, but THREE E-7 Wedgetails.

Poseidon Programme Achieve Full Operating Capability

By 2024, RAF Lossiemouth’s two Poseidon Squadrons, 120 and 210, will be fully operational. With fully trained crews, a nine aircraft fleet and support by a dedicated Poseidon Operational Conversion Unit, our sub-hunting team.

Air Traffic Control Tower

A new R4D Air Traffic Control Tower is planned to be completed in 2024. A R4D tower is a conventional Air Traffic Control Tower. but with the capability to incorporate state-of-the-art digital technology at a later date.

Read more about the Lossiemouth Development Programme…

You can find more information about the investment and improvements happening at RAF Lossiemouth in the PDF below.