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Sierra Nevada to sustain Lebanese A-29B fleet

Sierra Nevada Corporation was awarded a two-year contract to sustain the Lebanese Air Force's fleet of six Embraer A-29B Super Tucanos on September 30

Sikorsky to produce additional UH-60Ms for Jordan 

Sikorsky is to produce two UH-60M Black Hawks for the Royal Jordanian Air Force after  a contract valued at $32.8m was awarded to the US-based helicopter manufacturing giant on September 20

Kuwait receives additional Eurofighter Typhoons

The fifth and sixth Leonardo-built Eurofighter Typhoons for the Kuwait Air Force (KAF) were delivered to Salem Al Sabah Air Base in central Kuwait on September 28

RAF Typhoons help sink US frigate

In the early weeks of September, during a multinational SINKEX off the coast of Scotland, Royal Air Force Typhoon FGR4s helped destroy a decommissioned US Navy frigate

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EXCLUSIVE: Flying mountain operations with AW119s from Portugal’s Esquadra 552

We joined the Portuguese Air Force’s Esquadra 552 ‘Zangões’ for a mountain flying exercise. The unit has proven the relevance of training exercises – battling major wildfires

Hungarian Gripens intercept multiple Russian aircraft over the Baltic

Hungarian Air Force-operated Saab JAS-39C Gripens currently deployed in Lithuania in support of NATO's Baltic Air Policing initiative intercepted multiple Russian military aircraft on August 31

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Allied aircraft flock to UK for Exercise Cobra Warrior

A number of combat aircraft, along with their associated support assets, from multiple nations have been touching down at various locations across the UK for this year’s second attempt at Exercise Cobra Warrior, after the first was cancelled due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24

Final Exercise Point Blank of 2022 concludes

Exercise Point Blank 22-4 – the last of four quarterly-held exercises to be held in 2022 by the USAF’s 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk – took place from August 24-25

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USAF charts Grey Wolf progress as it receives first helicopters

Boeing and Leonardo Helicopters delivered four MH-139A Grey Wolf utility helicopters to Duke Field - located to the north of Eglin AFB, Florida - in mid-August as the USAF prepares to start test and development operations with the type

Danish F-16s deploy to Iceland

Four Royal Danish Air Force-operated F-16AM (MLU) Fighting Falcons have been deployed to Keflavik Air Base in Iceland

IndiaFoxtEcho M-346 for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

IndiaFoxtEcho has released the Aermacchi M-346 Master for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Norway bids farewell to Falcon 20ECM fleet after 50 years of ops

The Luftforsvaret (Royal Norwegian Air Force, RNoAF) marked the end of an era on September 30, when its two-strong fleet of ageing Dassault Falcon 20ECM multi-mission aircraft were flown operationally for the final time – bringing almost 50 years of operations with the type to a close.

Curtain call for Gatwick’s Dart Herald?

The UK Heritage Aviation Trust (UKHAT) – which aims to “pay tribute to those that designed, built, maintained and flew the aircraft that once graced our skies” – have announced it is no longer in a position to save Handley Page Dart Herald G-CEXP…

CONFIRMED: Virgin Atlantic scraps Hong Kong route

The UK carrier has confirmed today (October 5) that it will not resume flights to Hong Kong – having served the city for nearly three decades.

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Which missiles will revolutionise air warfare in the future?

New aircraft may steal the headlines and pilots may be played by movie stars but it’s the weapons that are going to make the difference, Combat Aircraft Journal reports

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Arrival of PC-21 ushers in new era of aircrew training for Spain

AirForces Monthly reports on Spain’s newly acquired Pilatus PC-21 fleet as it formally takes over the Spanish Air and Space Force’s basic flying training mission from the C-101EB Aviojet

Microsoft Flight Simulator touches down in Kosovo

Scenery developer M'M Simulations has released BKPR Prishtina International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Two more Gripens delivered to Brazil

A further two Saab F-39E Gripens have been delivered to Brazil, where they will join the Brazilian Air Force's growing fleet

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Patrouille Suisse to visit RAF Waddington

The Swiss Air Force’s display team, the Patrouille Suisse, has announced it will be visiting RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire this weekend.

Shannon Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator

MK-Studios has announced Shannon Airport EINN Shannon Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.