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Nighthawk Lives On! - EXCLUSIVE Video

Jamie Hunter

The jet black F-117 Nighthawk — clandestine hero of 'Desert Storm' — was officially retired in 2008. This incredible video proves that some of these aircraft still remain in service today.

Jamie Hunter

Bell unveils '360 Invictus' concept for US Army FARA programme

Khalem Chapman

Bell, partnered with Collins Aerospace, has unveiled its candidate for the US Army's Future Armed Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) programme, the '360 Invictus.'

Khalem Chapman

USAF orders more KC-46A tankers

Khalem Chapman

The US Air Force (USAF) has furthered its order of Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft, with 15 more aircraft being contracted.

Khalem Chapman
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Tucano Farewell Part I - Calling time on the ‘Tin Can’

Derek Bower

For the Royal Air Force, 2019 sees the retirement of two very different but equally important aircraft types. The Tornado GR4 bowed out in March, while the Shorts Tucano T1 is now into its last months of operation. Derek Bower charts the history of the aircraft that helped to train most of today’s RAF frontline fast jet pilots.

Derek Bower
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Swedish resurgence

Björn Rüdén

The Swedish Air Force is facing expansion for the first time in nearly two decades. examines the emerging new plans.

Björn Rüdén
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Wolverine on the Light Attack trail...

Jamie Hunter

The USAF’s Light Attack Experiment continues to evaluate whether a new, low-cost, close air support platform might help reduce the burden on front line fighter squadrons. For the Beechcraft AT-6 Wolverine, it now involves initial sale of the aircraft and further progression towards a long-held ambition of success on this stage.

Jamie Hunter

US approves possible Chinook sale to RAF

Thomas Newdick

THE US has granted approval for the UK’s long-expected procurement of additional CH-47F Block II heavy-lift helicopters.

Thomas Newdick

Upcoming Events

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology Conference

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Rome, Italy

SMi’s 5th annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference will return to Rome on February 5th and 6th 2020.

Defence Expo (DEFEXPO) India 2020

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Lucknow, India

Returning after a two-year absence is the biennial Defence Expo (DEFEXPO) India 2020. This year's event will be held at Vrindavan Yojna in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

Buckeye Air Fair 2020

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Buckeye, United States

The Buckeye Air Fair returns this year, bringing an action-packed weekend for all to enjoy.

Singapore Airshow 2020

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, Singapore

The biennial Singapore Airshow is set to welcome manufacturers, start-ups and government/ military delegations through its gates again in February 2020.