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The modernisation of the Royal Thai Air Force remains in full swing, but the country’s budgetary crisis – a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic – continues to hinder the air arm’s fleet renewal effort, as we explain
We report on US defence prime Lockheed Martin's tight grip on Europe's fighter market after the conclusion of Finland’s HX programme and Helsinki’s decision to opt for the F-35
Now responsible for covering the Royal Navy’s airborne surveillance and control mission, alongside its established maritime patrol helicopter roles, the Fleet Air Arm’s Merlin Helicopter Force is adapting to meet the challenges of a new operating environment, as we report
USAF authorisation has been granted for Air Combat Command and the Georgia ANG to begin divesting its Northrop Grumman E-8C Joint STARS fleet, beginning with four aircraft in FY22
We joined the German Air Force Weapons School as it carried out part of the instructor course at the Vidsel Test Range in Sweden, where crews trained in the employment of missiles, bombs and guns
As Russian military forces maintain their strong presence along the Ukrainian border and tensions continue to rise, we provide an in-depth overview of Ukraine's extensive air defence system - which was strengthened significantly since Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula in 2014, but still faces a crisis with its ageing fighter fleet
Aerosoft has announced Airfield Heide-Büsum for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.
On December 14, 2021 the German Air Force retired the Transall C-160. The Franco-German transport took to the air for the first time on February 25, 1963, though it would be another five years before the air arm received its initial example. We take a look back to the early days of the programme with an article from the May 18, 1961 issue of ‘The Aeroplane and Astronautics’
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