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How will the US Navy's carrier strike capabilities evolve over the next decade?

What does the future hold for the striking power of US Navy Carrier Air Wings? Combat aircraft Journal provides an in-depth by-type overview of how the most powerful Carrier Strike force in the world will be strengthened and modernized to meet new and emerging threats over the next decade

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General Atomics to design DARPA’s experimental Liberty Lifter seaplane

Combat Aircraft Journal explains the teaming up of  US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and General Atomics to create the Liberty Lifter

Ukraine asks Netherlands to donate outgoing F-16 fighters

Ukraine has submitted a formal request to the Netherlands calling for it to donate its fleet of Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets to aid the fight against Russia

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F-22 marks first ‘kill’ as US deals with intruding Chinese spy balloon

After spending four days controversially floating across the continental US, the Chinese surveillance balloon saga reached its climax on February 4, when it was finally shot down by a USAF-operated F-22A Raptor – marking the type’s first official ‘kill’ in operational service

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Falcon Strike: Italy works to enhance fifth-gen fighter combat tactics

As the Italian Air Force prepares to mark its centenary on March 28, 2023, it hosted a training exercise focused on fifth-generation fighter tactics, Combat Aircraft Journal visited Amendola Air Base in Northern Italy for Exercise Falcon Strike 22 and spoke to those involved

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RNLAF prepares to upgrade 28 AH-64Ds to the Echo-model Apache

As the Royal Netherlands Air Force prepares to upgrade its 28 AH-64D Apache to the Echo-model, No 302 Squadron at Robert Gray Army Field, Texas, is playing a vital role in the transition process. Frank Visser spoke with the unit commander

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Spangdahlem F-16CMs arrive at Kadena Air Base in rare deployment

Eight USAF Lockheed Martin F-16CM Fighting Falcons from the 480th Fighter Squadron ‘Warhawks’ of the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany touched down at Kadena Air Base in Japan on January 16

Russian jets fly in as Belarus begins fortnight of joint air force ‘exercises’

Belarus has launched a joint air force exercise with Russia on January 16, 2023 that will last until February 1, as fears grow that start that Moscow is seeking to persuade Minsk to join the war against Ukraine

‘Ironmen’ reactivate as new F-22A FTU at Langley-Eustis

In preparation for the relocation of the F-22A Formal Training Unit mission from Florida to Virginia, the USAF’s Air Combat Command reactivated the 71st Fighter Squadron under the 1st Fighter Wing/Operations Group at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton on January 6

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