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UK and US extend Airseeker support until 2035

The UK and US have moved to extend an existing support deal for the RC-135W Rivet Joint (Airseeker) electronic surveillance aircraft until 2035 in a deal worth £970m

First AH-1Z Viper built for Bahrain

Bell Textron completed the first build of the AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter for the Kingdom of Bahrain last month. The US company announced the completion of the build in a press release on October 22

Boa Vista Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Scenery developer, DSky has released Boa Vista Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Cutting the cost - Insight into counter-insurgency aircraft

Using state-of-the-art jet fighters for counterinsurgency close air support is expensive – cost-effective alternatives are needed. Samuel Beal looks at the capabilities developed and the role of more economical platforms in tomorrow’s battlespace

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On board the first-ever Boeing 787 revenue service

A decade since he stepped aboard the Dreamliner’s revenue debut, Chris Sloan looks back at the 787’s first years in service

Concorde Takes Flight in X-Plane

Colimata has announced version 2.0 of Concorde FXP is now available.

The Air Warrior Podcast Episode 24

Episode 24 of The Air Warrior Podcast brings you analysis on Norway's recently announced plans to retire its F-16AM/BM (MLU) fleet before the end of this year, with the fixed-wing combat role set to be solely taken over by the F-35A Lightning II. Meanwhile, the Modern Military Team discusses the continued effort to evacuate British nationals and eligible Afghan civilians to the UK after the August 31 deadline

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Microsoft Flight Simulator - Sim Update VI Released

Asobo has released Sim Update VI for Microsoft Flight Simulator, adding a host of new features and fixes to the Microsoft Flight Simulator platform such as improved stability and performance.

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UK defence exports dependent on aerospace sector

The UK’s reliance on its aerospace industry to secure defence exports has been highlighted in a report by UK Defence and Security Exports which detailed that 91% of combined order or contract value from 2011-2020 came from the sector

Heathrow and Vertical look into eVTOL tie-up

Aerospace and technology company Vertical is collaborating with Heathrow Airport to explore how its VA-X4 eVTOL could operate from the hub

Aerit in Swedish drone delivery first

Drone specialist Aerit has completed Sweden’s first commercial beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) food delivery, using its autonomous drone, the Nimbi

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Inside Sea-Tac's renovated North Satellite

Making the most of pandemic-driven downtime, Sea-Tac focused its attention on renovating its North Satellite. Now open, ahead of schedule and under budget, it is full of clever innovation, explains Keri Allan

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Combat Aircraft Journal December 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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RNLAF's final KDC-10 tanker leaves the Netherlands

The Royal Netherlands Air Force sole remaining McDonnell Douglas KDC-10 tanker - serial T-235 - departed Eindhoven Air Base in the Netherlands for the US on October 25, as it heads to its new civil-based owner on the other side of the Atlantic

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From 'V-Force' to CND

How did a former Vulcan squadron commander became a leading light in the campaign against nuclear weapons?

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Analysing the USAF's upcoming EC-37B Compass Call and SABER technology

With EC-37B Compass Call and BAE Systems’ SABER technology coming to the fore, we find out what the future holds for the USAF’s electronic warfare capability

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Unearthed – 1942 visit to an RAF Boston squadron

Despite World War Two still raging the press were invited to visit a squadron of the RAF’s new Douglas Bostons and experience flying in the bomber, as reported in the April 17, 1942 issue of ‘The Aeroplane’

Hawk Advanced Trainer Ready for Take-Off

Just Flight has released the Hawk T1/A Advanced Trainer for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Brisbane for Prepar3D Out Now

Orbx has announced Cityscape Brisbane for Prepar3D v4+ is now available.

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A400M and Voyager combine in recent Afghan evacuee flights

The UK has confirmed that it has conducted airlifts to evacuate British nationals and eligible Afghans who had fled Afghanistan to a neighbouring country, with two flights by UK Royal Air Force A400M Atlas aircraft taking place between October 15-22

RAF F-35Bs work with Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2)

RAF Lockheed Martin F-35Bs from 617 Squadron operating from HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) have participated in a maritime partnership exercise with the US Navy (USN), Royal Australian Navy and Japan Maritime Self Defense force (JMSDF)

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 66

Welcome to the 66th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

Scottish space strategy launched

A new strategy to secure a £4bn share of the global space market for the Scottish economy has been published

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Inside Manchester Airport's Terminal 2 extension

In the most radical shake-up of airport operations for decades, Manchester’s Terminal 2 extension is now open for business. Gordon Smith received an exclusive tour to discover more about the quirky new space

Quiz: Defunct North American Airlines

Can you identify these defunct carriers from their livery and tail? Let us know what score you get!

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