AirForces Monthly

AirForces Monthly Magazine is devoted to modern military aircraft and their air arms. Providing unrivalled news coverage – often exclusively – the editorial covers all aspects of military aviation, region by region, offering readers features on the strengths of the world’s air forces, their conflicts, weaponry and exercises.

The world’s number one military aviation magazine

AirForces Monthly provides the best military aviation news coverage from around the globe and is essential reading for anyone seeking a well-informed view.

AirForces Monthly is devoted entirely to modern military aircraft and their air arms. It has built up a formidable reputation worldwide by reporting from places not generally covered by other military magazines. Its world news is the best around, covering all aspects of military aviation, region by region. AirForces Monthly represents an unrivalled combination of news and reporting, aided by the best network of freelance reporters anywhere in the world.

  • Comprehensive coverage of the world's air forces
  • Detailed attrition section
  • Insights into the latest military technology
  • Military conflicts, weaponry and exercises
  • Personnel interviews
  • Reader feedback in the lively letters page
  • Superb colour photography
  • The hottest military aviation news - by continent
  • World exclusives

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Belgium welcomes the A400M as C-130 bows out of service

The arrival of the A400M marks a transition to a new tactical and strategic military transport capability for the Belgian Armed Forces. We visited Melsbroek for an update on the activities of the 15th Air Transport Wing

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Forecasting Thunder: An overview of the JF-17 Block III

While the JF-17 has come of age in the combat theatre, it has yet to record any major successes in the export market. We explore the development of the light fighter and how the new Block III standard could help expand the aircraft’s customer base in the coming years

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French Army Aviation: Transitioning to a network-centric force

France's army aviation force – the Aviation Légère de l’Armée de Terre (ALAT) - is in the middle of a transition into a network-centric battle force capable of conducting digitally-aided, high-intensity combat operations in a wide variety of environments. We investigate...

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India’s new Light Utility Helicopter is nearing fruition

India’s new Light Utility Helicopter is coming towards the end of an arduous design and development programme. We were granted an exclusive behind-the-scenes look...

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Achieving Superiority: Modernising the Royal Thai Air Force

The modernisation of the Royal Thai Air Force remains in full swing, but the country’s budgetary crisis – a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic – continues to hinder the air arm’s fleet renewal effort, as we explain

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How Lockheed Martin is dominating the European fighter market

We report on US defence prime Lockheed Martin's tight grip on Europe's fighter market after the conclusion of Finland’s HX programme and Helsinki’s decision to opt for the F-35

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Adopting ASaC: Merlins take over Royal Navy surveillance role

Now responsible for covering the Royal Navy’s airborne surveillance and control mission, alongside its established maritime patrol helicopter roles, the Fleet Air Arm’s Merlin Helicopter Force is adapting to meet the challenges of a new operating environment, as we report

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Flying with the Germans on a live-fire exercise over Sweden

We joined the German Air Force Weapons School as it carried out part of the instructor course at the Vidsel Test Range in Sweden, where crews trained in the employment of missiles, bombs and guns

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Inside Ukraine's extensive but ageing air defence system

As Russian military forces maintain their strong presence along the Ukrainian border and tensions continue to rise, we provide an in-depth overview of Ukraine's extensive air defence system - which was strengthened significantly since Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula in 2014, but still faces a crisis with its ageing fighter fleet

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Inside the French Air and Space Force's latest Rafale squadron

Escadron de Chasse 3/30 ‘Lorraine’ boasts a long and glorious history, but it is also the latest fighter squadron in the French Air and Space Force to adopt the Dassault Rafale, as we explain

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