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

Contractors compete to develop EW suite for F-16

Khalem Chapman

Northrop Grumman and L3Harris Technologies have been selected to demonstrate a prototype electronic warfare (EW) solution for integration on the US Air Force's (USAF) F-16 Fighting Falcon fleet.

Khalem Chapman

VSR700 prototype takes flight in France

Khalem Chapman

Airbus Helicopters' VSR700 unmanned aerial system (UAS) successfully completed its first flight on November 8.

Khalem Chapman

Last batch of Australian PC-21s en-route

Khalem Chapman

THE FINAL THREE Pilatus PC-21s destined for service with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) have departed Stans, Switzerland, on a ferry flight to the country.

Khalem Chapman

Leonardo invests in Skydweller UAS

Khalem Chapman

Leonardo has announced it has invested in US/Spanish start-up company Skydweller Aero, to develop a new generation of large solar-powered unmanned aerial systems (UAS), capable of perpetual flight and carrying heavy payloads.

Khalem Chapman

US Air Force actively studying options for divesting older platforms

Jamie Hunter

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

Jamie Hunter

Airbus unveils Eurofighter ECR concept

Khalem Chapman

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.

Khalem Chapman

Eurofighter Typhoon DA4 on its way to Newark

HOWARD HEELEY

The Imperial War Museum (IWM) is set to transfer Eurofighter Typhoon DA4 ZH560 to Nottinghamshire’s Newark Air Museum.

HOWARD HEELEY

US approves CH-47F Chinook sale to UAE

Khalem Chapman

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

Khalem Chapman

Norway declares IOC for F-35A

Khalem Chapman

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. 

Khalem Chapman

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

Khalem Chapman

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.

Khalem Chapman

Upcoming Events

Kuwait Aviation Show 2020

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Kuwait City, Kuwait

Following on from its successful inaugural show in 2018, the biennial Kuwait Aviation Show returns in January 2020.

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.