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From the late 1970s, the USAF’s Tactical Air Command developed detailed deployment plans to move aircraft to Europe to counter the Warsaw Pact should the Cold War heat up. Dr Kevin Wright looks at how these plans were implemented in Britain from 1978 to 1991.
The Tupolev Tu-160 is the world’s largest combat aircraft and the fastest bomber in operational service, but was only built in small numbers. The Russian Air Force is modernising its existing fleet and returning the type to production, as Aviation News explains
Leonardo announced on January 14 that it has signed a contract worth €260m to develop and deliver the Hensoldt-led European Common Radar System (ECRS) Mk 1 radar for German and Spanish EF-2000s
The RNLAF has received two more F-35A Lightning IIs in a delivery that marked the arrival of the final example for No 322 Squadron and the first aircraft destined to be operated from Volkel Air Base in North Brabant