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ADVERSARY ‘CHECKERBOARD’

Ralph Duenas

During a recent deployment from MCAS Beaufort, North Carolina, to Tulsa International Airport, Oklahoma, VMFA-312 ‘Checkerboards’ showcased F/A-18C Hornet BuNo 164274.

Ralph Duenas
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REPLACE OR RETAIN? THE NEED TO DIVEST OLD AIRCRAFT…

Jon Lake

Senior US Air Force officials are highlighting the need to divest some legacy platforms that are costly and possibly no longer fit for purpose.

Jon Lake

Orions for Argentina

Thomas Newdick

THE ARGENTINE NAVAL Aviation Command will acquire four retired P-3C maritime patrol aircraft from the US under the terms of an agreement with the US Department of Defense.

Thomas Newdick

Roulettes fly first PC-21 display

Thomas Newdick

THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN Air Force’s (RAAF’s) Roulettes aerobatic display team conducted its first public display since transitioning from the Pilatus PC-9/A to the more capable PC-21 at RAAF Base Point Cook in Melbourne on October 3.

Thomas Newdick
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LIGHTNING STRIKES IN ICELAND

GIOVANNI COLLA

Italy deployed F-35A Lightning IIs operationally for the first time in October to undertake the NATO air policing mission safeguarding Iceland’s airspace

GIOVANNI COLLA
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CHINA REVEALS NEW SUPERSONIC RECON DRONE

DAVID AXE

CUTTING EDGE: China reveals new supersonic recon drone

DAVID AXE

HH-60W production approved

Jamie Hunter

THE DEPARTMENT OF Defense (DoD) gave its approval for the Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) to enter low-rate initial production (LRIP) on September 24.

Jamie Hunter

New versions of P-1 planned

Thomas Newdick

KAWASAKI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (KHI) plans to develop an electronic warfare version of its jet-powered P-1 maritime patrol aircraft.

Thomas Newdick

Canadian SAR aircraft rolled out

Thomas Newdick

AIRBUS MILITARY ROLLED out the first CC-295 Fixed Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) aircraft for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) from the paint hangar at its facility in Seville, Spain, on October 8.

Thomas Newdick
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RUSSIAN POWER PLAY

Dmitriy Pichugin

Exercise ‘Tsentr’ is an annual showcase of Russian military power, pulling together regional allies for a comprehensive series of war games.

Dmitriy Pichugin

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.

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.