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Following our coverage last month of Bell’s 360 Invictus offering for the US Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft programme, Khalem Chapman details the platform’s competitive rival, which comes in the form of Sikorsky’s Raider X light attack/scout helicopter
The Australian low-cost sector looks set for a major shake-up after independent, low-cost entrant, Bonza, recently revealed the blueprints for its initial route map, consisting of an impressive 16 destinations across 25 routes – all domestic – as part of what it claims to be “the largest launch announcement in Australian aviation history”.
A Lockheed Martin F-16A-15 ADF Fighting Falcon belonging to the Royal Thai Air Force was written-off after it crashed in the Chatturat district of Thailand’s Chaiyaphum province at approximately 1340hrs (local time) on March 8
As Colombia welcomes the T-6C Texan II to replace the long-serving T-37 Tweet, we look at how the Colombian Air Force is modernizing its fighter pilot training
David Willis reviews the troubled path of the USAF's Boeing YAL-1A Airborne Laser Testbed from ‘first light’ to last flight
The US has moved to quash Poland’s plan to donate to Washington its entire fleet of MiG-29 fighters following Warsaw’s surprise announcement of its intention to offer its Russian-designed aircraft in exchange for used US Air Force platforms
Northrop Grumman announced on March 3 that it was recently awarded the Integrated Modification and Maintenance Contract for the US Navy’s fleet of Boeing E-6B Mercury airborne command and control aircraft, which the firm will be responsible for sustaining and modernising over the coming years
We report on the pilots of Arizona-based Top Aces, who are aggressively pitching the legendary F-16 Viper against some of the most advanced fighters in the world
The Israeli Air Force’s F-35I ‘Adir’ fleet has recorded its first air-to-air combat kill with the claimed shootdown of two Iranian uncrewed aerial vehicles outside of Israeli airspace
More changes are afoot within the increasingly dynamic Japanese aviation industry. ANA Holdings – the parent company behind All Nippon Airways and Peach – has just revealed its plan for a new airline brand named AirJapan. Key Aero has answers to all the big questions – and a few of the smaller ones too!
From the May 2014 issue of AirForces Monthly, Dr Séan Wilson/Prime Images, assisted by Vladimir Trendafilovski, reports on the status of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as it was before the revolution
The Autonomous Republic of Crimea has been an important part of Ukraine’s defence structure since the break up of the Soviet Union. Ivan Voukadinov relates the history of Ukrainian military aviation in the region following the demise of the Warsaw Pact up until the Revolution of Dignity in February 2014
A recent press release from Leonardo states that the reason for Italian Air Force Tornados and a Royal Danish Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon visiting RAF Coningsby last October was for trials relating to the BriteCloud electronic countermeasure.
The ‘Black Buck’ Vulcan raids have, perhaps, been the subject of more post-Falklands War debate than any other air operations mounted during the 1982 conflict. Forty years on, we analyse their effectiveness in the context of the broader Operation ‘Corporate’ campaign
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