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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
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Raptor: 15 Years on the Frontline - Part 2

Jamie Hunter

Combat Aircraft Journal looks at the F-22’s service entry and how the USAF is working to ensure the fighter remains relevant into the future.

Jamie Hunter

USAF seeks BLOS capability for tanker fleet

Khalem Chapman

The US Air Force (USAF) has turned to industry as it seeks information regarding the possibility of integrating beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) technologies onto its air-to-air refuelling aircraft.

Khalem Chapman
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End of the King!

Matt Haskell

The HC-130P/N Combat King has served with the US Air Force as a key component of its combat search and rescue capability. Now, the last Combat King squadron has sent its weary warriors to retirement in the boneyard.

Matt Haskell

IAI set to produce new wings for USAF T-38s

Khalem Chapman

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has contracted Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to produce wings for the Northrop T-38C Talon.

Khalem Chapman

Growler goes autonomous

Khalem Chapman

Boeing and the US Navy have successfully flown a pair of EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft autonomously.

Khalem Chapman
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The Empire Strikes Back!

RICHARD SCOTT

Combat Aircraft Journal looks at the latest step in the regeneration of UK Carrier Strike with the completion of F-35B operational testing from HMS Queen Elizabeth late last year.

RICHARD SCOTT

Rare USAF E-11A BACN crashes in Afghanistan

Khalem Chapman

A US Air Force (USAF) operated E-11A Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) - registration 11-9358 (c/n 9358) has crashed in Afghanistan.

Khalem Chapman

Dynetics’ X-61A Gremlin completes first flight

Khalem Chapman

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Dynetics have announced the successful first test flight of the X-61A Gremlin.

Khalem Chapman

STS completes 5GAT engine run testing

Khalem Chapman

Sierra Technical Services (STS) successfully completed engine-run testing on its 5th Generation Aerial Target (5GAT) for the US Department of Defense (DoD) on January 10.

Khalem Chapman