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Car maker Opel’s 1929 publicity stunt to fly world’s first rocket-powered aircraft

In 1929 a German car manufacturer, a brilliant aircraft designer and a rocket pioneer together created and flew the world’s first rocket-powered aircraft

NATO’s transport aircraft move land forces to the eastern flank of Europe

Multiple strategic and tactical air transport platforms belonging to NATO nations have been extremely busy moving land-based units to its Eastern flank in the past week

First Brazilian Federal Police Embraer E175 delivered

During a ceremony in the Coordenação de Aviação (CAV – Aviation Co-ordination) hangar at Brasilia International Airport on December 8, the first of two Embraer E175s (ERJ170-200STDs) for Brazil’s Departmento de Policia Federal (DPF – Federal Police Department) was handed over

RAF C-17 takes part in exercise Clockwork for the first time

RAF Air Mobility Force (AMF) assets from RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, have started deploying personnel from all three UK MOD services to Northern Norway for an annual cold weather training exercise

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Seymour Johnson F-15Es to train at RAF Lakenheath

US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles of the 336th FS from the 4th FW at Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina, are currently at RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk, to undergo further training with NATO Allies and partners

UAE signs mega deal to buy almost 100 aircraft from France

A record-breaking contract has been signed between France and the United Arab Emirates Air Force and Air Defence (UAEAF&AD) to acquire a record total of 80 Rafale F4s and 12 Airbus H225M Caracal helicopters

Protector passes system testing milestone

Royal Air Force Protector RG1 Remotely Piloted Air System (RPAS) development has passed another key milestone in the project with completion of a series of system level tests by its manufacturer, General Atomics- Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI)

Canada future fighter contest now a two-horse race

The department of Public Services and Procurement (PSPC) of the Canadian Government announced on December 1, that its future fighter capability project (FFCP) is down to only two remaining bidding companies

Last TLP flying course of 2021

The last flying course of the Tactical Leadership Programme (TLP) 2021 commenced on November 15 and is due to conclude on December 3

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Identity revealed for joint QEAF-British Hawk unit

In a ceremony at RAF Leeming on November 24, it was announced that the QEAF-British Hawk training squadron being established at the Yorkshire base will be known as 11 Squadron (Qatar)