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The USAF HH-60W Jolly Green II at Moody AFB

Combat Aircraft Journal visits Moody AFB, Georgia, to catch up with the latest USAF platform that could be needed one day to go behind enemy lines – the HH-60W Whiskey

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What is the real TOPGUN like?

The long-awaited sequel to the movie Top Gun will be a Hollywood depiction of what happens at the US Navy Fighter Weapons School. Jamie Hunter and Richard Collens tell the story of the real TOPGUN — a school of combat excellence in the high desert

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TOPGUN through the ages

The US Navy’s TOPGUN fighter weapons school is marking 50 years of training. Combat Aircraft charts its history and success and finds a center of excellence that is adapting for the future.

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A look into Italy's Suppression of Enemy Air Defence Unit: 155 Gruppo

Combat Aircraft Journal recently visited Ghedi Air Base, home to the Italian Air Force’s 155° Gruppo Electronic Warfare Tactical Suppression (ETS), to learn how the Tornado ECR and F-35A Lightning II are training for dangerous enemy radar destruction missions

Going head-to-head — a TOPGUN F-14A (BuNo 162591) and a visiting VF-32 F-14B (BuNo 161608) and crew merge during high-aspect basic fighter maneuvers (BFM) in 2002. Ted Carlson/Fotodynamics Feature Premium

Tomcats of TOPGUN

Inextricably linked to the Navy Fighter Weapons School thanks to the hit movie Top Gun released in the spring of 1986, the F-14 Tomcat came to symbolize the very best of US naval fighter aviation throughout the jet’s three decades of fleet service

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China's new air to air refuelling aircraft: XI’AN Y-20U

Combat Aircraft Journal reports on the PLAAF’s ambitions for the new Xi’an Y-20U airborne tanker

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The evolving world of UAVs serving the US Navy and USMC

Combat Aircraft Journal explores the evolving world of unmanned aerial vehicles serving the US Navy and Marines Corps

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Northrop F-5E Tiger IIs at the IRIAF’s Forward Operating Base in Birjand

Combat Aircraft Journal reports on the Northrop F-5E Tiger IIs at the IRIAF’s Forward Operating Base in Birjand

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The 493rd Fighter Squadron and its F-15C Eagles depart Europe

A fixture of US air defence in Europe for more than a generation, the departure of the Grim Reapers’ F-15 fighters marks the end of an era. Combat Aircraft Journal reports

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