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'Dragon Lady' back in the UK

Thomas Newdick

USAF U-2 strategic intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft assigned to the 9th Reconnaissance Wing/99th Reconnaissance Squadron at Beale Air Force Base, California, deployed to RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, recently.

Thomas Newdick

ANALYSIS: More problems for Pegasus

Thomas Newdick

THE USAF’s troubled KC-46A tanker has run into more difficulties, meaning it’s unlikely to make a first operational deployment for up to another four years.

Thomas Newdick

Test contract signed for Protector

Thomas Newdick

THE MINISTRY of Defence has signed a contract worth around £100m to complete testing of the Protector RG1 remotely piloted aircraft (RPA).

Thomas Newdick

Second UK Poseidon flies

Thomas Newdick

BOEING HAS conducted a maiden flight of the second P-8A Poseidon MRA1 for the RAF.

Thomas Newdick

First aircraft lands on HMS Prince of Wales

Thomas Newdick

ROYAL NAVY Merlin HM2 ZH856 from 820 Naval Air Squadron became the first aircraft to touch down on the deck of the aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales (R09) on September 23.

Thomas Newdick

Italy joins Tempest

Thomas Newdick

ITALY HAS become the second partner nation to join the UK’s Tempest sixth-generation fighter project.

Thomas Newdick

LCA Navy makes first arrested landing

Thomas Newdick

AN INDIAN Navy Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) LCA Navy fighter caught an arresting cable at a shore-based test facility in Goa for the first time on September 13.

Thomas Newdick

Taiwan's Advanced Jet Trainer unveiled

Thomas Newdick

THE NEW trainer for the Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF) was rolled out in a ceremony at the Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) factory in Taichung on September 24.

Thomas Newdick
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A century between TWO BLUES

Onur Kurç and Tayfun Yaşar

FORCE REPORT: In the concluding part of their analysis of the Turkish Naval Aviation fleet, Onur Kurç and Tayfun Yaşar examine the history and operations of its rotary wing and unmanned components and look at prospects for the future.

Onur Kurç and Tayfun Yaşar
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Tucano Farewell Part II - Last days of the Tucano

Jamie Hunter

For the Royal Air Force, 2019 has seen the retirement of the Tornado GR4 in March and now the Tucano T1 – a stalwart of pilot training – is bowing out.

Jamie Hunter

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.