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AirForces Monthly May 2023

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Nine killed in Black Hawk collision over Kentucky

Nine US Army personnel were killed on March 29, when two HH-60M Black Hawk medical evacuation helicopters collided in darkness at 2200hrs (local time) near Fort Campbell, Kentucky

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Su-57 Felon: Why Russia’s first stealth fighter has yet to fully ‘take-off’

The fifth-generation stealth fighter Su-57 is among Russia’s top airpower priorities, but the ambitious project has suffered from protracted development and testing and the production effort is yet to gather speed. Alexander Mladenov reports

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What's next for Bulgaria's fighter fleet after the MiG-29 is retired?

The Bulgarian Air Force is poised to transform its fighter fleet as the days of its ageing MiG-29s are numbered, while the newly ordered F-16 Block 70s are due to be taken on strength not before 2025

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What could the upcoming Integrated Review Refresh mean for British airpower?

For the second time in two years the British government is conducting a defence review. The Integrated Review Refresh exercise is supposed to be in response to the Ukraine crisis, but the UK's economic situation means there is little extra money to boost airpower capabilities. Tim Ripley investigates

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USAF, RAF crews conduct joint RC-135 training at Red Flag 23-1

Exercise Red Flag 23-1, which was recently held at Nellis AFB, provided a vital opportunity for RAF RC-135W crews to integrate with their USAF counterparts, as Khalem Chapman explains

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AirForces Monthly April 2023

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USAF investigation finds cause of major B-1B fire at Dyess AFB

An official USAF Accident Investigation Report has been published by Air Force Global Strike Command into the mishap involving a B-1B Lancer on April 20, 2022, at Dyess AFB, Texas. The aircraft’s engine exploded injuring an airman not long after it had been through a maintenance procedure

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Ukraine-Russia War: An expert analysis of the first year

On the first anniversary of the war in Ukraine, Vladimir Trendafilovski provides a detailed analysis of the brutal conflict which began with Russia’s full-scale invasion on February 24, 2022

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How RAF Voyagers made NATO Eastern Flank patrols possible

RAF Typhoons have been a regular player in the combat air patrols over NATO’s Eastern Flank since February 24 last year, but without the RAF Voyager, the job would have been a lot more complicated, as Wg Cdr Mike Udall, Officer Commanding of 101 Sqn based at RAF Brize Norton, explains to Alan Warnes

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