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US approves South Korean F-16 IFF/Link 16 upgrades
The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of identification friend or foe (IFF) systems and Link 16 tactical data links to South Korea, as part of the country’s F-16 upgrade effort.
RAF declares IOC on Poseidon MRA1
The Royal Air Force (RAF) has formally declared that its Boeing P-8A Poseidon MRA1 maritime patrol aircraft fleet has achieved initial operating capability (IOC).
First production-representative MQ-9B rolled out
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) has rolled out and flown the first production-representative MQ-9B SkyGuardian unmanned combat air system (UCAV).
Israel hosts US F-35s in first joint training exercise
Israeli Air Force (IAF) Lockheed Martin F-35I Adir fighters and US Air Force (USAF) F-35A Lightning IIs have taken part in exercise Enduring Lightning – the first joint training exercise dedicated to the fighter to be held by Israel.
“Ugly Angels” declared fully operational on MV-22B
The US Marine Corps’ (USMC’s) Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 362 (VMM-362) ‘Ugly Angels’ has been declared fully operational capable and is now ready to support operations as part of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW).
An Addis Ababa Adventure - photo snapshot
Firmly established as Ethiopia's largest airport, Addis Ababa’s Bole International serves as an important gateway in East Africa. Ron Mak visited in 2005 and in this special snapshot reveals that rarer aircraft still made a frequent appearance
Belfast City bounces back
Northern Ireland’s second busiest airport has experienced the most difficult year in its history with the loss of biggest customer, Flybe, followed by the impact of the disastrous COVID-19 pandemic. Declan Hasson reflects upon George Best Belfast City, its recent challenges and how the unique ‘downtown’ facility is fighting back once again
The history of Berlin’s airports
After a delay of almost a decade, Berlin Brandenburg has finally opened. For Sebastian Schmitz, this presents the perfect opportunity to look at the history of the city's airports and airfields, some of them already all but forgotten
Airshow appearances by Warbirds of Great Britain
As airshow appearances by Warbirds of Great Britain’s (WoGB) aircraft were scarce, enthusiasts had to be content with glimpses at the company’s bases. Ken Ellis provides a taste of a memorable collection...
Australia marks air force centenary
The March 31 centenary flypast included (l-r) a Harvard, Hudson, Boomerang...
Thank you for the great piece on the Boeing B-47 Stratojet (January...
Prepar3D Version 4
Preparing for the future Ever since Lockheed Martin...
Back to Basics Stage 1 – Lesson 6
This issue we start a discussion on landing techniques…
Prepar3D version 4-ready
Over the past few months, a number of major publishers and developers...