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Explore the latest news and features by our world-class aviation journalists.

LONGBOW to sustain Apache Fire Control Radars

Khalem Chapman

The US Army has awarded the LONGBOW Limited Liability Company (LBL) a five-year contract to sustain the AN/APG-78 Fire Control Radar (FCR) on AH-64D/E attack helicopters.

Khalem Chapman

Safran provides FCAS engine details

Khalem Chapman

French-based engine manufacturer, Safran, has released details about the powerplant that will be employed by the Système de Combat Aérien du Futur (SCAF/Future Combat Air System, FCAS).

Khalem Chapman
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Japanese Sub-Hunter

Marcin Przeworski

Designed from the start as a dedicated maritime patrol aircraft, Kawasaki’s P-1 boasts longer range than the Boeing P-8, has more weapons hardpoints, more operators and features a tail-mounted magnetic anomaly detector. Marcin Przeworski investigates.

Marcin Przeworski

RAF Museum London art exhibition to open

Steve Beebee

A collection of work exploring artists’ responses to the Battle of Britain and the Blitz (July 1940 – May 1941) is set to go on display at the Royal Air Force Museum London next month.

Steve Beebee

RAAF to send Poseidon to monitor North Korea

Khalem Chapman

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is preparing to deploy a Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to support the enforcement of UN Security Council (UNSC) sanctions on North Korea.

Khalem Chapman
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400,000 Hours for Hohn's Transalls

Alexander Golz

The C-160D Transall transports of Lufttransportgeschwader 63 have been stationed at Hohn air base, north of Hamburg, for more than 51 years. Alexander Golz visited them in their penultimate year of operations.

Alexander Golz

USAF to retire ‘structurally deficient’ B-1Bs in 2021

Khalem Chapman

The US Air Force (USAF) has proposed to retire 17 “structurally deficient” B-1B Lancer supersonic strategic bombers in 2021.

Khalem Chapman

Chania for X-Plane Released

Richard Benedikz

Aerosoft has announced Airport Chania - Ioannis Daskalogiannis XP is now available for the X-Plane 11 platform.

Richard Benedikz

Demonstrator phase launched for European FCAS

Khalem Chapman

The French, German and Spanish governments have awarded the initial framework contracts (Phase 1A) to a consortium of companies, launching the demonstrator phase for the Système de Combat Aérien du Futur (SCAF, or Future Combat Air System – FCAS).

Khalem Chapman

PC Pilot Issue 126 Out Now

Richard Benedikz

The new March/April issue of PC Pilot has finally touched down, and as always it is loaded with exciting reviews, features and tutorials.

Richard Benedikz

Upcoming Events

Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe 2020

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Budapest, Hungary

The 5th annual Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe in 2020 will bring together key military logisticians from across the Central and Eastern European region and beyond.

The Abu Dhabi Air & Heli Expo 2020

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, United Arab Emirates

The Abu Dhabi Air & Heli Expo 2020 returns for its 6th edition at the Al Bateen Executive Airport this March.

The International Aerospace & Defence Exhibition (IADE) - Tunisia 2020

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Mellita, Tunisia

March 2020 is set to see the inauguration of a new trade show, the International Aerospace & Defence Exhibition (IADE), held at Djerba-Zarzis International Airport in Tunisia.

Cactus Antique Fly-In 2020

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Casa Grande, United States

Back again in 2020 is the Cactus Antique Fly-In, Arizona's "premier" antique aviation event.