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Modification work begins on new “Air Force One”

Khalem Chapman

The US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) has announced that the first of two Boeing 747-8s to be modified to VC-25B standard to become a new “Air Force One”, has begun.

Khalem Chapman

The Nighthawk Returns!

Jamie Hunter

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!

Jamie Hunter

AC-130Ws demonstrate ASuW role in the Middle East

Khalem Chapman

In a first-of-its-kind joint exercise with the US Navy, Lockheed AC-130W Stinger IIs from the US Air Force have practiced supporting maritime security operations in the Arabian Gulf, demonstrating the type’s anti-surface warfare (ASuW) role.

Khalem Chapman

USAF purchases two AT-6C Wolverines

Khalem Chapman

Textron Aviation Defense has announced that the US Air Force (USAF) has now officially purchased two AT-6C Wolverine light attack aircraft.

Khalem Chapman
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The Airborne Connector

Tom Kaminski

A US Air Force aircraft type that had quietly gone about its trade for nearly 15 years came into sharp focus after a crash in Afghanistan. Combat Aircraft Journal examines the role of the E-11A BACN.

Tom Kaminski
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Warthogs of Crow Mountain

Chen Chuanren

As the US Department of Defense looks to prune the A-10C Thunderbolt II fleet, Combat Aircraft Journal highlights the work of the 25th Fighter Squadron ‘Assam Draggins’, the only forward-deployed A-10 unit.

Chen Chuanren

USAF B-2s return to Europe

Khalem Chapman

Northrop Grumman B-2A Spirit stealth bombers have arrived in Europe as part of a Bomber Task Force deployment.

Khalem Chapman
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High-End in Hawaii

Rob van Disseldorp

Combat Aircraft Journal heads to Hawaii to witness Exercise ‘Sentry Aloha’ as the resident Raptors go up against visiting fighters for valuable dissimilar training.

Rob van Disseldorp

First Alaskan F-35A takes flight

Khalem Chapman

The first Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II destined to operate from Eielson Air Force Base (AFB), Alaska, has flown for the first time.

Khalem Chapman

USAF introduces Jolly Green II, awards LRIP Lot 2 contract

Khalem Chapman

The US Air Force (USAF) has named the HH-60W – its new combat rescue helicopter – and has awarded Sikorsky a second Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) contract as flight-testing continues.

Khalem Chapman