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Insight into RAF ops in response to the Gaza war

For more than six months the RAF has been at the forefront of Britain’s response to the Gaza war. Tim Ripley looks at what has been going on

France welcomes last of initial batch of Phénix tankers

The French Air and Space Force’s 31 Strategic Air Refuelling and Transport Wing (EARTS) at Istres-Le Tubé Air Base (BA125) took delivery of its 12th A330-243MRTT Phénix tanker-transport from Airbus Defence and Space on September 20

RAF Typhoons scrambled to intercept Bears over the North Sea

The RAF scrambled Typhoon FGR4s on Quick Reaction Alert duty at RAF Lossiemouth in Moray, Scotland, to intercept two Russian long-range maritime patrol aircraft – comprising a Tu-142MZ Bear-F and a Tu-142MRM Bear-J – as they transited north of the Shetland Islands on August 14

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Canada buys more CC-330 Husky tankers in bid to bolster aerial refuelling capabilities

Canada’s Minister of National Defence Anita Anand announced on July 25 that the nation has purchased four new Airbus A330 MRTTs – along with a further three used A330-200s – for approximately CA$3.6bn (US$2.7bn), as it moves to recapitalise its air-to-air refuelling capabilities and enable the Royal Canadian Air Force to replace its ageing CC-150 Polaris fleet

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Paris Air Show 2023 military photo gallery

A selection of some of the military highlights captured by Key Publishing’s team on the ground at this year’s Paris Air Show.

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Airbus A330 MRTT – why it’s more than just a tanker

Nigel Pittaway and Mark Ayton detail one of Europe’s most important military programmes – the A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT).

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What has made the A330 Airbus' most successful widebody

In the February 2015 issue of Aviation News, Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren charted the rise of the Airbus A330, from A300 replacement to the modern day neo

Canada’s first Airbus CC-330 rolled out as delivery nears

The Canadian Department of National Defence shared an initial image of the first of two Airbus CC-330 Multi-Role Tanker Transports sporting its operational white, red and blue livery ahead of its planned delivery to the Royal Canadian Air Force this summer

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Behind the scenes of Gripen air-to-air refuelling certification

AirForces Monthly was invited to witness an air-to-air refuelling certification process for the JAS 39C/D Gripen. Björn Rüdén joined the trials over the Baltic Sea

NATO orders tenth A330-243MRTT to support increasing demand

The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) ordered an additional Airbus A330-243 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) on March 28, increasing the Multinational MRTT Fleet (MMF) to ten aircraft