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 2022

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AirForces Monthly June 2022

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AirForces Monthly May 2022

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Latest Articles

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Exercise Spears of Victory: Saudi Arabia’s Red Flag

The Royal Saudi Air Force recently held its own Red Flag which saw three air powers from the Gulf Co-operation Council – GCC, as well as Greece, Pakistan, US and UK. AirForces Monthly explains

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A Typhoon pilot perspective on Spears of Victory

AFM gained an exclusive viewpoint from No 6 Sqn pilot, Flt Lt Matthews, as he returned from Saudi Arabia after taking part in the multi-national exercise, Spears of Victory.

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How are new technologies enhancing maritime patrol capabilities?

Dominating the high seas has always been a key air power mission. In the 21st century new technologies and techniques are transforming how maritime patrol aircraft do their work. Tim Ripley looks at recent developments in this key air power domain

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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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Magazine Contacts 

Editor

editor@airforcesmonthly.com

Designer

Lee Howson 

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