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ANALYSIS: Sikorsky unveils Raider X as FARA race gains pace

Sikorsky has officially unveiled its candidate for the US Army's Future Armed Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) programme, the 'Raider X.' Over recent weeks, the FARA race has been prominent in aviation development news and Khalem Chapman explores the competition following Raider X's announcement.

Luftwaffe's "Carbon Warrior" breaks cover

The Luftwaffe (German Air Force) has a tradition of giving special paint schemes to both its Eurofighter and Tornado combat aircraft, highlighting anniversaries or for NATO's annual Tiger Meet. It seems the air arm is at it again with the newly painted 'Carbon Warrior' breaking cover.

Kuwait's first H225M begins flight testing

The first Airbus H225Ms destined to see operational service with Kuwait have started flight testing.

Initial Standard II NH90 for Spanish Army

THE FIRST series-produced Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra (FAMET, Spanish Army Airmobile Forces) NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopter (TTH) in Standard II configuration at Albacete on September 17.

Test centre Aviojet

WEARING A special scheme to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Centro Logístico de Armamento y Experimentación (CLAEX, Spain’s armament and experimental logistics centre), C-101 E.25-35 ‘54- 20’ is one of a few Aviojets in service with the unit.

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AIR International October 2020

Welcome to AIR International October 2020

Why did a 787 fly above 1,000 microphones 88 times?

Over an eight-day period, Boeing flew a Dreamliner with more than 200 acoustic sensors attached to it over a set of ground-based microphones 88 times. Here’s why…

JetBlue Reveals Transatlantic Tail Design

The New York-based carrier unveiled the new tail for the first aircraft it intends to use to begin London services next year

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Historic

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Scandinavian synchronicity

Two Swedish Air Force aerobatic teams, ACRO Hunters and ACRO Deltas, delighted airshow spectators across the country during the 1950s and 1960s, as Jan Forsgren recounts...

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Atomic Delta

Dassault’s Mirage IVA made its nuclear alert debut with the French Air Force 56 years ago. Former pilot Claude Michel tells the story to FlyPast contributor Frédéric Lert...

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Short flying boats ‘down under’

I was pleased to see the photos of Short Sunderland G-BJHS at Tower Bridge in the January issue...

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