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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AirForces Monthly September 2022

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Ukraine-Russia War: Inside the Battle for Snake Island

The fierce fight for control of a tiny but strategic island in the Black Sea has become emblematic of the war in Ukraine, as AirForces Monthly explains

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Boeing Insitu’s ScanEagle UAV enters Brazilian Navy service

The Brazilian Navy’s Boeing Insitu ScanEagle UAV has entered service to increase surveillance capability over its territorial waters. AirForces Monthly explains its role

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Inside France's small but mighty force in Djibouti

In an area as turbulent as it is strategic, Djibouti arouses the interest of many countries, sometimes with antagonistic interests. As the former colonial power, France boasts a small, but mighty force in the African nation, reports Frédéric Lert

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How GE's proposed XA100 engine will revolutionise the F-35

Alan Warnes speaks with GE’s David Tweedie about the XA100 adaptive cycle engine that is set to revolutionise fifth-generation F-35A/C Lightning II fighters

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How Alaska became a fifth-gen fighter hotspot

Alaska now boasts the highest concentration of fifth-generation fighters anywhere in the world. Rich Cooper reports on how the US protects the most strategic place on Earth. Frank Crebas took the stunning imagery

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Inside Dutch C-130 operations in Mali

From September 2021 to May 2022, the Royal Netherlands Air Force’s legacy Hercules fleet supported the UN in Mali. Frank Visser spoke with the unit’s commander about this short-lived mission and its successes

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Twilight of the RAF Reaper

Since 2007, No 39 Squadron and its complement of MQ-9A Reaper drones have proved to be a vital asset for the RAF’s ISTAR/CAS force in supporting British and coalition combat operations in the Middle East, as Shaun Caffrey explains

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An overview of Ukrainian Army Aviation

Vladimir Trendafilovski highlights how the rotary-wing assets and bases of Ukrainian Army Aviation have fared in the war with Russia

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What we know so far about Australia’s Loyal Wingman, the MQ-28A Ghost Bat

Boeing’s MQ-28A Ghost Bat is tipped to be a real game-changer in the field of airpower projection. AirForces Monthly explores the asset’s development and testing

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