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ANALYSIS: The Russian air assets that would prove vital in a conflict with Ukraine

Ukraine would face a massive task confronting the well-trained and technologically advanced assets of the Russian Aerospace Forces, as we explain

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Can the Ukrainian Air Force defend itself in a conflict with Russia?

Does the Ukrainian Air Force have the assets to defend itself against Russia? We crunch the numbers

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Uncovering Russia's diverse fleet of sophisticated tactical air defence systems

We analyse the ground-based air defence platforms employed by the Russian military to protect land forces from air attacks and he highlights differences between the systems used by Russia and the NATO alliance

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Ukraine-Russia Conflict: Critical times for NATO

With Russia looking at a possible invasion of Ukraine, Alan Warnes considers Russia’s actions, the Belarus connection and NATO’s options

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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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