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Ukraine’s fighter force – lessons learned from combat

The Russia-Ukraine war has seen the Ukrainian air arm mainly countering cruise missile and drone attacks, while air combat against Russian fighters was carried out only in the opening days of invasion. Alexander Mladenov looks at the lessons learned from these operations

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Final live-fire mission for ROKAF F-4E Phantoms

Four F-4E Phantom IIs assigned to the Republic of Korea Air Force’s (ROKAF’s) 153rd Fighter Squadron (FS) – a component of the 10th Fighter Wing (FW) at Suwon Air Base in South Korea’s Gyeonggi Province – have conducted the type’s last-ever live-fire training exercise ahead of its formal retirement on June 8.

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First T-54As arrive at Corpus Christi

Textron Aviation delivered the first two T-54A multi-engine training system (METS) aircraft to Training Air Wing 4 (TAW-4) at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, on April 18.

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Eagles hit the streets for protection

Following the tsunami warning that was issued after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck approximately ten miles (16km) southwest of Hualien City in Taiwan on April 3, the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) quickly moved to prevent any damage being caused to its F-15J Eagle fighters at Naha Air Base in Okinawa.

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SNC to deliver USAF’s next ‘Doomsday Plane’

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has been selected to develop the Survivable Airborne Operations Center (SAOC) platform that will ultimately replace the USAF’s ageing fleet of four E-4B National Airborne Operations Center (NAOC) aircraft.

Mass formation of UK helicopters deploy for Steadfast Defender

A force of 16 helicopters from the 4 Regiment Army Air Corps Battle Group (4 AAC BG) departed Wattisham Flying Station, Suffolk, for mainland Europe to take part in Exercise Steadfast Defender 24.

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AMX bows out of Italian Air Force service

After 35 years of service, the Italian Air Force has retired an Italian-Brazilian tactical fighter-bomber. Daniele Faccioli and Giovanni Colla were at the farewell ceremony at the Istrana Air Base

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AirForces Monthly June 2024

June 2024 issue of AirForces Monthly in page-turning format puts the spotlight on Falklands' defenders - the RAF and its quick reaction alert Typhoons tasked with keeping the South Atlantic safe

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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

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AirForces Monthly May 2024

May 2024 issue of AirForces Monthly in page-turning format sees British F-35Bs in Arctic skies over Norway in the latest phase of NATO exercise Steadfast Defender 24, plus up-to-date news on the Russia-Ukraine War

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AirForces Monthly June 2024

June 2024 issue of AirForces Monthly in page-turning format puts the spotlight on Falklands' defenders - the RAF and its quick reaction alert Typhoons tasked with keeping the South Atlantic safe

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AirForces Monthly May 2024

May 2024 issue of AirForces Monthly in page-turning format sees British F-35Bs in Arctic skies over Norway in the latest phase of NATO exercise Steadfast Defender 24, plus up-to-date news on the Russia-Ukraine War

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AirForces Monthly April 2024

April 2024 issue of AirForces Monthly in page-turning format sees Alan Warnes interview the outgoing RAF ISTAR Force Commander in the headline feature Warfighter to Whitehall, plus read the latest on the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war

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