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Why has Poland ordered the KAI T-50 Golden Eagle?

Jon Lake looks at Korean Aerospace Industries T-50 Golden Eagle and its many derivatives. It has been very popular in recent years with Asian customers, but the programme recently received a big boost when Poland ordered 48.

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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

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From Phantoms to Fulcrums: Iran parades its airpower on Army Day

Held on April 17 or 18, Iran’s Army Day Parades have always provided the best opportunity for analysts to evaluate the readiness of the Iranian Air Force. Babak Taghvaee provides an insight to the event held since 1979

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Pentagon Leaks: what do they tell us about the air war in Ukraine?

In April, the internet was awash with confidential US military documents about the war in Ukraine. A US Air National Guardsman was subsequently charged with posting the cache of classified material in an online gaming chatroom. Tim Ripley investigates the insights they offer into the air war between Russia and Ukraine

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Italian Air Force Panavia Tornados: everything you need to know

The Tornado has been in Italian service for more than 40 years and is set to bow out in 2025. Joe Campion details the type’s story

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What transport aircraft does the Italian Air Force operate?

The Italian Air Force flies several types of mobility and transport aircraft. Joe Campion breaks down the fleet 

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How Italy is leading the way with the F-35A in Europe

Lockheed Martin F-35A/B Lightning II operations for Italy are now a standard practice, with the country being the first European nation to operate the F-35A in 2016, achieving Initial Operational Capability (IOC) in 2018 and looking to reach FOC in December 2023. Joe Campion explores the country’s future plans for the next-generation aircraft

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What helicopters does the Italian Air Force use?

Joe Campion details the rotary contingent of the Italian Air Force

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How does the Italian Air Force train its pilots?

Joe Campion details the process prospective pilots undergo before becoming official military aircrew of the Aeronautica Militare.

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