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The strength of the wolf is the pack

Only a single frontline unit within the Italian Air Force flies the C-27J Spartan multi-mission airlifter. Thomas Newdick and Joe Campion visited Tuscany to find out more about a transport squadron that styles itself as a family of wolves.

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End of the Epsilon

An official ceremony on September 24 marked the end of the Aérospatiale TB30 Epsilon’s tenure with the flying school of the Armée de l’Air.

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BAP’s hot summer

INTEL REPORT: Having no dedicated fighters of their own, the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have been protected by NATO air policing assets since 2004. Alan Warnes spoke to those involved in a busy few months for the latest fighter rotations.

XQ-58A damaged following third flight

The Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie experimental unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) completed its third flight as part of the Low Cost Attritable Strike Demonstration (LCASD) programme, but a landing mishap has damaged the aircraft.

Italian Air Force F-35s secure the skies over Iceland

The Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare, AM) has deployed its Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning operationally for the first time.

Indian Air Force receives first Dassault Rafale

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has officially received its first Dassault Rafale multi-role fighters, which were handed over during a ceremony held on October 8, a date that neatly coincided with the 87th anniversary of the air arm's formation.

RAF receives final Eurofighter Typhoon

The Royal Air Force (RAF) has taken delivery of its final Eurofighter Typhoon, with the last aircraft being handed over during a ceremony on September 27.

V-22 Osprey surpasses 500,000 flight hours

The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey family has surpassed a major operational milestone, having logged more than 500,000 flight hours.

Airbus A400M reaches new paratrooper deployment milestones

The Airbus A400M heavy-lift tactical transport has reached a new milestone in its development, completing a certification flight test for the deployment of paratroopers using both of the aircraft's side doors during a single pass.

USAF reactivates 420th Flight Test Squadron for B-21

The US Air Force (USAF) has reactivated the 420th Flight Test Squadron (FLTS) at Edwards Air Force Base (AFB), California, following a ceremony held on October 4.

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