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Explore the latest news and features by our world-class aviation journalists.

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European tankers gain momentum

Alan Warnes

Europe’s relative lack of air-to-air refuelling assets has often served to hinder NATO campaigns in the past. Now, as Alan Warnes explains, modernisation plans are starting to bear fruit.

Alan Warnes
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Air Power between Russia and the West

Patrick Roegies

In the first of a two-part feature on the little-known Belarusian Air Force and Air Defence, Patrick Roegies, Stefan Goossens and Erwin van Dijkman chart the history of the service’s formative years after the demise of the Soviet Union.

Patrick Roegies
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Croatia’s new Warriors

Martin Scharenborg and Ramon Wenink

After three years of intensive training, Croatia’s Kiowa Warriors and their crews are on the brink of attaining full operational capability.

Martin Scharenborg and Ramon Wenink

Progress for planned RAF Chinook buy

Dave Allport

PLANS TO purchase additional Chinooks for the RAF appear to be moving forward.

Dave Allport

First H145M arrives in Luxembourg

Khalem Chapman

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first of two H145M multirole battlefield utility helicopters to the Government of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg.

Khalem Chapman

European Union green lights MBDA TWISTER project

Khalem Chapman

The Council of the European Union has given missile developer MBDA the green light to develop its Timely Warning and Interception with Space-based TheatER surveillance (TWISTER) missile defence project.

Khalem Chapman

ICYMI: The final days of Tucano

Jamie Hunter

In a new, exclusive video, Combat Aircraft Editor, Jamie Hunter, spends time with No 72 Squadron during the final days of the Tucano T1.

Jamie Hunter

UAE Air Force announces plans for more GlobalEyes

Khalem Chapman

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Air Force announces plans for additional Saab GlobalEye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft during Dubai Airshow.

Khalem Chapman

RAF Typhoons deploy for Icelandic Air Policing Mission

Khalem Chapman

Royal Air Force (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4s have deployed to Keflavik Air Base as part of the UK's contribution to NATO's Icelandic Air Policing mission.

Khalem Chapman

Embraer unveils the C-390 Millennium

Khalem Chapman

EMBRAER HAS UNVEILED its C-390 Millennium medium-lift multi-mission aircraft at the Dubai Air Show – a new name and designation for the KC-390 platform.

Khalem Chapman

Upcoming Events

Classics of the Sky - Tauranga City Airshow 2020

Tauranga, New Zealand

The annual Classics of the Sky - Tauranga City Airshow is to return this year, held in association with Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) and Mount Truck Show.

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.