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Next-Gen Jammer Mid-Band pod development progresses

Khalem Chapman

Development of the US Navy’s Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB) airborne electronic attack (AEA) pod has progressed, after it completed another test phase.

Khalem Chapman
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Trapani Typhoons

Peter ten Berg

AFM was invited to visit the Italian Air Force’s important base of Trapani-Birgi, which occupies a remote strategic position covering Europe’s southern flank. Peter ten Berg reports from Sicily.

Peter ten Berg

US contracts Lockheed Martin for 78 more F-35s

Khalem Chapman

Lockheed Martin has been contracted to produce 78 more F-35s for the US Air Force (USAF), US Marine Corps (USMC) and US Navy, in a contract modification worth roughly US$4.7bn.

Khalem Chapman

Dortmund XP Upgraded

Richard Benedikz

Aerosoft has released version 1.4.0 of Dortmund XP for X-Plane 11.

Richard Benedikz

New PC-12 for Irish Air Corps

Thomas Newdick

Yesterday (April 1), a new PC-12NG (c/n 1898, HB-FXT) conducted a test flight at the Pilatus factory in Stans, Switzerland, wearing the Irish tricolour and Irish Air Corps serial 280.

Thomas Newdick
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Coronavirus: Bailout or Bust?

Selwyn Parker

Airlines are desperately seeking subsidies to ensure or prolong their survival. Selwyn Parker considers the industry’s COVID-19 cash crisis and outlines what governments worldwide are doing to ease the pain.

Selwyn Parker

Draken launches Mirage F1M combat training missions

Khalem Chapman

US-based adversary air (ADAIR) contractor, Draken International, has commenced training operations with the US Air Force (USAF), using its ‘new', second-hand Mirage F1M fighters.

Khalem Chapman

X-Plane Arrives in Caernarfon

Richard Benedikz

The latest X-Plane destination from Orbx is EGCK Caernarfon Airport in northern Wales.

Richard Benedikz

The Sir Geoffrey de Havilland Flying Scholarship

Steve Beebee

The Sir Geoffrey de Havilland Flying Scholarship is now open for applications.

Steve Beebee
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Dutch Lightning Leader

Bob Fischer

Last October, a first Dutch F-35A to be permanently stationed at Leeuwarden arrived at the base in the north of the country. At the controls was Lt Col Ian ‘Gladys’ Knight, who talked to Bob Fischer about Dutch F-35 numbers and dogfighting in the stealth warplane.

Bob Fischer

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