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ANALYSIS: How Black Hawk cockpits are entering the digital age

The use of digital cockpit technology in the US military’s UH-60 helicopter has modernised a legacy platform and served as a test case for future rotary platform systems

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Germany lists Ukraine weapons contribution

Germany has outlined its military equipment contribution to Ukraine to aid Kyiv in its fight against Russia following Moscow’s renewed February invasion

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Star Maker: Ukraine's use of private sector satellite services

As Russian forces surged into Ukraine following Moscow’s decision on February 24 to commit its military to the toppling of the Zelenskyy government, private sector satellite service providers stepped in to support Kyiv's needs

Boeing teams with Canadian industry to offer P-8A Poseidon

Boeing and several Canadian industry partners have announced their intent to collaborate to provide the P-8A Poseidon platform for the Canadian Multi-Mission Aircraft (CMMA) requirement

Second Iwakuni-based F-35B squadron declares Full Operational Capability

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 242 has reached Full Operational Capability and is ready to support its full complement of intended missions

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New RAF Typhoon radar still planned for introduction by 2030

The next step of the planned European Common Radar System Mark 2 Active Electronically Scanned Array radar, intended to be fitted to Royal Air Force Typhoon multi-role fighters, will see the completion of a prototype system ahead of manufacturer testing

Arkansas nets LMXT tanker boom refuelling system deal

Lockheed Martin and Airbus announced on May 18 that the aerial refuelling boom system for the LMXT strategic tanker aircraft will be manufactured by Airbus in western Arkansas

USAF and Lockheed Martin complete ARRW hypersonic flight test

The US Air Force and Lockheed Martin have conducted a hypersonic-boosted flight test of the AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon from the service’s B-52H Stratofortress

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Turkey’s Bayraktar TB2 and its use over Ukraine and Azerbaijan

The use of Baykar Defence’s Bayraktar TB2 platform in Ukraine and Azerbaijan has cemented Turkey’s role as a drone provider. Air Forces Monthly investigates

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Schiebel says reports on S-100 use by Russian military are incorrect

Rotary uncrewed aircraft systems manufacturer Schiebel has moved to refute suggestions one of its S-100 platforms, operated by Russian forces, was shot down by the Ukrainian military in mid-April

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.

Just Flight ceases development of 747 Classic and A300 for Prepar3D

Just Flight has revealed it has ceased the development of the 747 Classic and A300B4-200 for Prepar3D. New versions of both aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator are planned.

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UK’s deadliest air accident: Staines Air Disaster

Exactly five decades after from the Staines Air Disaster, Stephen Skinner recounts the background and subsequent investigation into the UK’s deadliest air accident