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Luftwaffe's "Carbon Warrior" breaks cover

Khalem Chapman

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.

Khalem Chapman

Initial Standard II NH90 for Spanish Army

Roberto Yáñez

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.

Roberto Yáñez

Test centre Aviojet

Roberto Yáñez

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.

Roberto Yáñez

Rafale F3Rs deploy to Al Dhafra

Thomas Newdick

A PAIR of Armée de l’Air (French Air Force) Rafale B fighters deployed to Base Aérienne 104 Al Dhafra, United Arab Emirates, for hot weather trials of the latest F3R capability standard this summer.

Thomas Newdick

Major assembly of first Belgian A400M completed

Dave Allport

AIRBUS DEFENCE and Security has completed major assembly of the first A400M for Belgium, c/n 106, on the Final Assembly Line (FAL) at Seville-San Pablo Airport, Spain.

Dave Allport

First T-345A for Italian Air Force

Marco Muntz

THE FIRST M-345 for the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force) made its maiden flight from Venegono, home of the Leonardo Aircraft factory, on August 13.

Marco Muntz

Nine additional F-35As for Netherlands

Stephan de Bruijn

THE KONINKLIJKE Luchtmacht (Royal Netherlands Air Force, RNLAF) is to receive a further nine F-35As in addition to the 37 already ordered.

Stephan de Bruijn

First French Air Force KC-130J delivered

Thomas Newdick

A FIRST KC-130J for the Armée de l’Air (French Air Force) was delivered to Base Aérienne 123 Orléans- Bricy on September 19.

Thomas Newdick

Italian AMX hits 30

Thomas Newdick

THE AERONAUTICA Militare (Italian Air Force) celebrated two important milestones – 30 years of the AMX A-11 in Italian service and the 80th anniversary of the 51° Stormo – during an event at Istrana air base in the northeast of the country on September 13.

Thomas Newdick

ANALYSIS: Hypersonic missiles may save B-1B

Thomas Newdick

WHILE SENIOR USAF officials consider divesting B-1Bs in favour of more B-21s, an experiment by the service’s 412th Test Wing (TW) may point to a reprieve for the bomber.

Thomas Newdick

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.