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BASE REPORT: French presence at Djibouti

Djibouti calls the tune for French forces in the Horn of Africa, offering a secure base in a volatile region. Combat Aircraft Journal was granted exclusive access in January 2022

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Unit Report: Portugal's Falcões & Jaguares

As the Portuguese Air Force celebrates its 70th anniversary, Esquadra 201 and 301, operating the F-16A/BM (MLU) Fighting Falcon, continues to be the tip of the spear. Key's Josef Campion visits the two units in Monte Real

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Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II: US operators

Dave Allport details the units and bases operating the F-35 (and its variants) across three pillars of the United States Armed Forces

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Exercise Report: RNLAF carry out Ex High Blaze

To maintain mountain qualifications within the Royal Netherlands Air Force’s helicopter force, Exercise High Blaze was executed last September. We spoke to the commander of the exercise

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USAF F-22 Raptors guarding the UAE

Loitering drone strikes by Houthi and PMU rebels in the United Arab Emirates have led to a new role for US Air Force Raptors and other American assets in the volatile region. Babak Taghvaee reports

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Why have mirror paint schemes appeared on USAF fighters?

Multiple US military aircraft have appeared recently wearing a highly reflective coating. David Axe digs into the potential reasong behind this

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Combat Aircraft Journal May 2022

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Why has Russia failed to project airpower over Ukraine?

Russia was expecting to dominate the skies over Ukraine early into the conflict. However, while the air arm boasts significant advantages when compared with its Ukrainian counterpart, it has seemingly failed to project airpower effectively in the opening weeks of its invasion, as former fighter pilot turned aviation researcher, Sqn Ldr (Ret’d) Fahad Masood (MRAeS) at MCBS, Oman, explains

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Inside Travis AFB: Gateway to the Pacific

In light of Air Mobility Command’s outstanding work during the evacuation of Kabul, Scott Cuong Tran and Nick Tran visited its busiest hub, Travis AFB in California, to find out how the US provides effective global transport

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Inside the Colombian Air Force's new Texan II fleet

As Colombia welcomes the T-6C Texan II to replace the long-serving T-37 Tweet, we look at how the Colombian Air Force is modernizing its fighter pilot training

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