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Military

US Air Force actively studying options for divesting older platforms

The US Air Force (USAF) wants to save up to $30 billion by retiring expensive-to-maintain older aircraft.

Airbus unveils Eurofighter ECR concept

For the first time, Airbus has announced details of a new concept for the Eurofighter, which will see the multi-role fighter introduce an electronic combat role (ECR) variant.

US approves CH-47F Chinook sale to UAE

US approves possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the acquisition of ten Boeing CH-47F Chinooks.

Norway declares IOC for F-35A

The Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) has officially declared initial operational capability (IOC) on the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II multi-role stealth fighter, becoming the third European air arm to do so. 

USAF calls time on E-8C JSTARS Middle East ops

US Air Force calls time on Middle East operations for the E-8C Joint STARS after 18 years of operating in the region - the second longest deployment in the air arm's history.

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Commercial

Boeing Sonic Cruiser Feature Premium

Boeing's forgotten Dreamliner

Before making the 787, Boeing launched a project for a high-speed delta-wing jet capable of Mach 0.98. Key Aero reveals the story of the Sonic Cruiser, which ended up being dropped in favour of the Dreamliner

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A quiet supersonic quest

NASA and Lockheed Martin Skunk Works have teamed up to develop the X-59 QueSST...

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AMERICA’S SMALL-TOWN GIANT

In just seven years, a carrier founded by an attorney from Mississippi...

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Historic

German Air Force Feature Premium

A century of air forces

In this first instalment, we look into the 100-year-old stories of two of the world’s most war-involved air forces…

CAPTAIN SIR TOM MOORE, 1920-2021

War veteran, incredible fund-raiser and all-round hero passes away at the age of 100

Messerschmitt Bf 109 VS. Bell P-39 Airacobra

Messerschmitt Bf 109 VS. Bell P-39 Airacobra - how do the two match up?

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Flight Simulation

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