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Exercises Frisian Flag, Cold Response cancelled due to COVID-19
The Dutch Ministry of Defence (MoD) has cancelled Exercise Frisian Flag – which was due to be hosted at Leeuwarden Air Base from March 23 to April 3 – in an effort to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Since Aviation News last reported on plans for RAF Mildenhall on February 14, the previously announced closure programme has been paused.
High-End in Hawaii
Combat Aircraft Journal heads to Hawaii to witness Exercise ‘Sentry Aloha’ as the resident Raptors go up against visiting fighters for valuable dissimilar training.
First Alaskan F-35A takes flight
The first Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II destined to operate from Eielson Air Force Base (AFB), Alaska, has flown for the first time.
WESCAM MX-20 successfully integrated onto MQ-9
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc (GA-ASI) and L3Harris Technologies have successfully integrated the WESCAM MX-20 electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) system onto an MQ-9 unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV).
The Brandenburg wait
Berlin’s brand new, multi-billion-euro Brandenburg airport is finally handling flights, but seemingly endless setbacks threatened the entire plan. Chris Croot examines the complex story of a project that ran nearly a decade late and €5bn over budget
No time Toulouse: The rapid rise of Airbus
Half a century since the Airbus consortium was founded in December...
SET UP TO FAIL?
In its initial guise, the Trident was a world beater set to steal Boeing’s thunder and rob the US manufacturer of 727 sales. Sent back to the drawing board by British European Airways, the world’s first trijet airliner was deprived of performance and passengers making it a financial flop. Stephen Skinner details its development and early variants in the first of two instalments
Spitfire’s maiden flight from Sywell
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX MH415 made its first postrestoration flight on April 8...
The story behind Operation Banquet
Steven Taylor details the RAF’s desperate defence plan in 1940 that would have thrown vulnerable training aircraft into frontline action...
Hero at Herne Bay
I greatly enjoyed Ken Ellis’s report on airfields of the north...
DCS: Spitfire LF Mk IX
Learning to fly the DCS: Spitfire LF Mk IX. Set-up,...
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Gateway to the Caribbean
DCS: AJS-37 Viggen
Leatherneck Simulations raises the bar DCS: AJS-37 VIGGEN...