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What it takes to fly the Rafale in the French Air and Space Force

With the latest group of pilots ready to train for the multi-role combat jet, Babak Taghvaee looks at what it takes to fly on the front line

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Portugal’s SAR AW101 Merlin lifesavers

Covering an area of more than two million square miles, Portugal’s Merlin rescue helicopters have a huge task on their hands. Davide Daverio looks at their vital search and rescue role

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AeroSHARK: Lufthansa’s new airflow technology

AeroSHARK is an innovative new airflow technology that could make a real difference to cash-strapped airlines. Chris Smith takes a closer look

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Ejection seat latest developments

Ejection seats are a vital asset in today’s fast jets, saving the lives of countless aircrew when they get into trouble. Tim Fish looks at the latest technological developments and the bumps along the way as the fifth generation evolves.

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Route planning: what’s new and why

COVID-19 has forced airlines to rethink their route planning and forecasting operations. Tom Batchelor looks into the measures taken

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Countering China - Australia and New Zealand ponder future forces

As China’s influence expands across the Indo-Pacific region and its military forces are modernised at an ever-increasing rate, Australia and New Zealand have tough decisions to make about the future force structure of their military, writes Tim Fish

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Commercial aviation predictions for 2023

Aviation has had a turbulent few years, but what might 2023 have in store? Tom Batchelor travels to Las Vegas to hear what industry leaders expect

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India's BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile to become even more lethal

Billed as the first ever operational supersonic cruise missile, the heavyweight, sea skimming PJ-10 BrahMos is set to be developed into a more versatile and lethal version. Alexander Mladenov reports

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Western attack helicopters update

After two decades of counter-insurgency war fare in Iraq and Afghanistan, in which NATO allies deployed attack helicopters primarily in a close air support/armed escort role, the focus has returned to potential peer-level, high-end war fighting. AIR International reviews the latest developments for Western attack helicopter programmes.

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Guardia di Finanza Hughes 500s takes a bow

By early 2024, the NH-500 fleet will be grounded after 50 years of ser vice. Daniele Mattozzi assesses its success with Italy’s Guardia di Finanza

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