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The strength of the wolf is the pack

Thomas Newdick

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.

Thomas Newdick
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End of the Epsilon

Frédéric Lert

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.

Frédéric Lert
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BAP’s hot summer

Alan Warnes

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.

Alan Warnes

XQ-58A damaged following third flight

Khalem Chapman

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.

Khalem Chapman

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

GIOVANNI COLLA

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

GIOVANNI COLLA

Indian Air Force receives first Dassault Rafale

Khalem Chapman

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.

Khalem Chapman

RAF receives final Eurofighter Typhoon

Khalem Chapman

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.

Khalem Chapman

V-22 Osprey surpasses 500,000 flight hours

Khalem Chapman

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

Khalem Chapman

Airbus A400M reaches new paratrooper deployment milestones

Khalem Chapman

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.

Khalem Chapman

USAF reactivates 420th Flight Test Squadron for B-21

Khalem Chapman

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.

Khalem Chapman

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.