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Dutch Lightning Leader

Bob Fischer

Last October, a first Dutch F-35A to be permanently stationed at Leeuwarden arrived at the base in the north of the country. At the controls was Lt Col Ian ‘Gladys’ Knight, who talked to Bob Fischer about Dutch F-35 numbers and dogfighting in the stealth warplane.

Bob Fischer
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Qatar - An Air Force Reborn!

Stephan de Bruijn

The Qatar Emiri Air Force is undergoing one of the most impressive expansion efforts of recent times to cement its position as a leading air arm in the Middle East. Combat Aircraft Journal updates the story of this unprecedented modernization effort.

Stephan de Bruijn
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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
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Phantom Survivors: Korea's Rare 'Rhinos'

Jamie Hunter

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.

Jamie Hunter
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Commanding the Force!

Jamie Hunter

Jamie Hunter meets Air Cdre Mark Chappell, the Royal Air Force’s Typhoon Force Commander, who oversees all elements of the current operation.

Jamie Hunter

‘Gripen for Canada Team’ launched by Saab

Khalem Chapman

Saab has announced that it has teamed up with leading Canadian aerospace companies to offer the Gripen E for Canada’s Future Fighter Capability Project (FFCP).

Khalem Chapman

US approves Wolverine sale to Tunisia

Khalem Chapman

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of four Textron Aviation AT-6C Wolverine light attack aircraft and related equipment to the Tunisian government.

Khalem Chapman
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400,000 Hours for Hohn's Transalls

Alexander Golz

The C-160D Transall transports of Lufttransportgeschwader 63 have been stationed at Hohn air base, north of Hamburg, for more than 51 years. Alexander Golz visited them in their penultimate year of operations.

Alexander Golz
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Still Going Strong - Special Mission Aircraft

Bob Archer with Tom Kaminski

In the second of a two-part feature, Combat Aircraft Journal presents an overview of the US Air Force C-135 family operating in the special mission role.

Bob Archer with Tom Kaminski

Royal Thai Air Force orders H135s

Khalem Chapman

Airbus Helicopters has announced that the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has placed an order for six H135s for use as military training helicopters under its pilot training enhancement programme.

Khalem Chapman