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Modification work begins on new “Air Force One”

Khalem Chapman

The US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) has announced that the first of two Boeing 747-8s to be modified to VC-25B standard to become a new “Air Force One”, has begun.

Khalem Chapman

Shortlist released in Australian Army tactical UAS replacement project

Khalem Chapman

The Australian Army has shortlisted four companies to compete in providing a replacement for its AAI RQ-7 Shadow 200 tactical unmanned aerial system (UAS) under its Project LAND 129 campaign.

Khalem Chapman

India paves way for Tejas Mk1A procurement

Khalem Chapman

India’s Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has finalised the procurement of 83 indigenously produced Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Tejas Mk1A light fighters.

Khalem Chapman

ILA Berlin, RIAT and Farnborough cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Khalem Chapman

The ILA Berlin Airshow, Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) and Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) have become the latest large-scale aviation events to be cancelled amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Khalem Chapman

Finnish PC-12NG fleet surpasses 30,000 flight hours

Khalem Chapman

The Ilmavoimat (Finnish Air Force) has announced that its Pilatus PC-12NG fleet has surpassed the 30,000-flight-hour milestone.

Khalem Chapman
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Israel's Workhorse at 50!

Yissachar Ruas

Combat Aircraft Journal reports on the CH-53 Yas’ur, which marked a half-century of service with the Israeli Air Force last October.

Yissachar Ruas

The Nighthawk Returns!

Jamie Hunter

Last February, Combat Aircraft Journal brought you the incredible story of the still-active F-117A Nighthawks that were photographed and filmed flying at low level in the Mojave Desert. Aircraft continued to be seen throughout 2019, but of recent their appearances had dropped off. However, now the F-117 is back!

Jamie Hunter

Kent’s Battle of Britain Memorial to stay open

Steve Beebee

The Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne, near Folkestone in Kent, has confirmed that it will remain open for the time being

Steve Beebee
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RAF Rivet Joints: Out of the Shadows

Dino Carrara

The RAF has been highly secretive over the years about the electronic intelligence role of 51 Sqn. With this in mind, Aviation News Editor Dino Carrara was intrigued to hear what would be revealed at a recent press event held at RAF Waddington.

Dino Carrara

Bangladesh’s PT-6 Props in Force

Thomas Newdick

AFM contributor Mario Flores recently captured this impressive footage of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) PT-6 piston-engine trainers in rehearsal for the flying display that will mark 100 years since the birth of the Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the country’s first president.

Thomas Newdick

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