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USAF performs largest mass C-17A launch in joint force exercise 

Joint Base Charleston in South Carolina carried out the launch of 24 USAF-operated C-17A Globemaster IIIs on January 5 – the largest mass launch of the type from a single base – as part of a mission generation exercise that the air arm claims involved almost 60 aircraft

Rafale deliveries to France restart after four-year hiatus

Dassault Aviation’s production facility in Mérignac delivered a dual-seat Dassault Rafale B (F3-R) to the French Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA; Directorate General of Armaments) on December 29, marking the first delivery of a new-build example of the multi-role fighter to France in four years.

CH-53K King Stallion enters full-rate production

Following a decision made by Frederick J Stefany, the Assistant Secretary of the US Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition, the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift transport helicopter formally entered full-rate production (FRP) at the end of 2022

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Inside the cockpit: Exercise Falcon Strike from a Dutch F-35 pilot's perspective

Read about a Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) F-35A pilot's time flying a training mission during Falcon Strike 22 defending a C-27 with paratroopers onboard from enemy SAM systems and a Navy cruiser vessel

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Why is the USAF rapidly moving to withdraw its F-15C/D Eagles from Kadena?

Barely a month after the USAF announced that Kadena Air Base in Japan would lose its F-15C/D Eagles, they are now heading home. Combat Aircraft Journal reports

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Why the Nimrod MRA4 is one of Britain's most infamous procurement failures

Over-optimistic deadlines, numerous technical challenges and spiralling costs conspired to make the Nimrod MRA4 one of the UK Ministry of Defence’s most infamous procurement failures, as Combat Aircraft Journal details

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Talking to the Canadian CC-130 crews delivering aid to Ukraine

The Royal Canadian Air Force at Prestwick, Scotland, is distributing hundreds of tons of cargo to Ukraine and the Middle East. Combat Aircraft Journal recently caught up with the team

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How did a USAF T-33 end up outside a castle in Albania?

Combat Aircraft Journal reveals the truth about how a US T-33 jet ended up parked outside a castlein the former Communist state of Albania

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What does the future hold for the USAF's 'Doomsday Plane' fleet?

Combat Aircraft Journal spoke with the outgoing 595th Command and Control Group and National Airborne Operations Center commander to learn how the secretive E-4B Nightwatch’s veil is finally being lifted and what the future may hold

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A look inside the USAF’s 47th Flying training Wing 

For over 80 years Laughlin AFB has played an important role in training pilots. Since 1972 the 47th Flying Training Wing has been stationed here, specializing in undergraduate pilot training. Combat Aircraft Journal visited the base to speak with its new commander

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