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Lightning and Coronavirus: Counting the Cost

The F-35 Lightning II program is gathering pace on a global scale, but will the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic force lower operating costs for nations in financial peril?

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Backing Broncos!

Blue Air Training is one of the expanding numbers of contractor air support companies in the US that are helping the military with its readiness requirements. Combat Aircraft Journal meets the company during operations at Yuma, Arizona, as it rolled out its new OV-10 Broncos.

Saab delivers first GlobalEye

Saab delivered the first GlobalEye Swing Role Surveillance System aircraft to the United Arab Emirates Air Force (UAEAF) on April 29. 

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Gripen E on the Rise!

Saab is accelerating the test programme for its Gripen E fighter as it targets new customers around the world – Jamie Hunter reports.

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'Black Knights' - Back in the Game!

Combat Aircraft Journal reports from MCAS Miramar as VMFA-314 becomes the first F-35 unit at the San Diego base.

The Nighthawk Returns!

Last February, Combat Aircraft Journal brought you the incredible story of the still-active F-117A Nighthawks that were photographed and filmed flying at low level in the Mojave Desert. Aircraft continued to be seen throughout 2019, but of recent their appearances had dropped off. However, now the F-117 is back!

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Phantom Survivors: Gone but not Forgotten

Operational F-4s have dwindled over the past decade, with some notable retirements and events.

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Phantom Survivors: Iranian Survivors

The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) has operated F-4s since 1968, and today retains a significant number of these aircraft as the backbone of its aging fighter force.

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Phantom Survivors: Korea's Rare 'Rhinos'

The Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF) still operates a squadron of F-4Es, with the type set to be replaced in the next few years.

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Phantom Survivors: The Last F-4 Smoke Trails!

The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is one of the most iconic fighter aircraft of all time. In this special supplement, Combat Aircraft Journal details the final operators of the mighty ‘Rhino’.