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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Back Issues

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AirForces Monthly July 2024

July 2024 issue of AirForces Monthly in page-turning format features a ten-page profile on Embraer’s capable multi-mission KC-390

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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

Latest Articles

Swedish Gripens and German Eurofighters team up for air combat training

Five JAS 39C/D Gripen fighters assigned to the Swedish Air Force’s F 7 Skaraborgs Flygflottilj (Wing) at Såtenäs Air Base (AB) in Sweden deployed to Rostock-Laage AB, Germany, between April 19-26.

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Brazil uses A-1Ms to assess flood damage

The Força Aérea Brasileira (FAB; Brazilian Air Force) conducted a vital aerial reconnaissance mission over Rio Grande do Sul on May 9 in support of Operation Taquari 2 – a humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HA/DR) operation that was launched after the Brazilian state was devastated by mass flooding.

Spartan testbed trials MAFFS II

Leonardo’s C-27J Spartan testbed (CSX62127) is seen here returning to its home base at Turin-Caselle Airport in northern Italy on May 30 after spending several weeks at Taranto-Grottaglie Airport in southern Italy, where it performed tests with the type’s new aerial firefighting system, the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System II (MAFFS II).

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Swedish Gripens latest road operations exercise

Alan Warnes headed to Sweden to see Swedish Air Force Gripens in action, flying from highways. Just as they did during the height of the Cold War all those years ago...

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RAF’s first Wedgetail AEW1 breaks cover

The first of a current order of three E-7A Wedgetail AEW1 AEW&C aircraft that are set to join the RAF from 2025 was seen outside of STS Aviation Services’ hangar at Birmingham Airport in the West Midlands on May 29.

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Lessons learned: NATO’s Kosovo air campaign 25 years on

In the early hours of March 24, 1999, NATO aircraft began attacking targets across Yugoslavia. Serbian forces withdrew from Kosovo three months later and 700,000 ethnic Albanian refugees returned home. Tim Ripley examines lessons learnt from Operation Allied Force

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End nears for German Navy Sea Kings

The Marineflieger (German Naval Air Arm) Marinefliegergeschwader 5 (MFG-5; Naval Air Wing 5) at Nordholz Air Base in northern Germany will formally bid farewell to its 17 remaining Sea King Mk 41 search-and-rescue (SAR) helicopters on August 31.

Luftwaffe flies first Heron TP

The Luftwaffe completed the maiden domestic flight of its first of five German Heron TP MALE UAVs on May 15, formally kicking off a six-month flight test campaign in Germany.

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RAF marks ten years of RC-135 Rivet Joint ops

To celebrate the first ten years of RC-135W Rivet Joint operations with No 51 Squadron in the intelligence-gathering role, the RAF conducted a series of commemorative flypasts over Lincolnshire to mark the milestone.

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South Africa retires Turbo Dakotas

While it has yet to be formally announced by the South African Air Force (SAAF), the air arm has decided to retire its surviving fleet of World War Two-era C-47TP Turbo Dakota light transports after 81 years of service. 

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