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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AirForces Monthly July 2023

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AirForces Monthly June 2023

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AirForces Monthly May 2023

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Latest Articles

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AirForces Monthly October 2023

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How Ukraine's venerable Su-24 fleet continues to be a thorn in Russia's side

The Ukrainian Air Force’s heavyweight Su-24 Fencer continues to be a burden to Russia’s war effort, moreso after it began employing Western air-launched cruise missiles earlier this year, as Vladimir Trendafilovski investigates

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How the New Hampshire ANG's 157th ARW became a KC-46A operator

The New Hampshire ANG was the first US Air National Guard unit to take on the KC-46A Pegasus tanker. Ted Carlson spoke with the Guardsmen at the forefront of its introduction

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Russian Ka-52Ms join battle for Zaporizhzhia in Ukraine

Upgraded Kamov Ka-52M Hokum-B attack helicopters are being used by the Russian Aerospace Forces for the first time as part of a response to Ukraine’s armoured counteroffensive in the nation’s Zaporizhzhia region

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Why Rogachevo Air Base is key to Russian military operations in the Arctic

Alexander Mladenov looks at the prospects of further development of Rogachevo Air Base on Novaya Zemlya archipelago – key to airspace control over the Western sector of the strategically important Northern Sea Route in the frigid High North of Russia

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AirForces Monthly September 2023

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Iran shows off airpower in ‘Devotees of Velayat’s Territory’ exercise

After a two-year break, the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) held its latest ‘Devotees of Velayat’s Territory’ exercise in Isfahan at the end of July

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UK MOD criticised over E-7A Wedgetail procurement in damning new report

The UK's decision to cut its order for Boeing E-7A Wedgetail AEW1 airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft from five examples to three has been described as an "absolute folly" in a damning new report by an influential group of MPs

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Russia's intense air and missile defence operation in Ukraine War

Alexander Mladenov examines Russia’s air and missile defence operations in its protracted and hotly contested war with Ukraine

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RAF Airlift Debate: Can the A400M Atlas effectively replace the C-130J Hercules?

The early retirement of the Royal Air Force’s C-130J Hercules generated furious debate, with many raising concerns that the A400M Atlas was ‘not up to the job’ of replacing it. Jon Lake looks at the issues

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Magazine Contacts 

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Designer

Lee Howson 

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