Combat Aircraft Journal

With in-depth editorial coverage alongside the finest imagery from the world’s foremost aviation photographers, Combat Aircraft Journal is North America’s Best-selling Military Aviation Magazine. With thought-provoking opinion pieces, detailed information and rare archive imagery, Combat Aircraft is your one-stop-source of military aviation news and features from across the globe.

America’s best-selling military aviation magazine

Combat Aircraft Journal is North America’s Best-selling Military Aviation Magazine. Renowned for its in-depth coverage of the world of military aviation, Combat Aircraft includes reports, expert briefings and special features on current military aircraft and industry matters. Illustrated with the finest images provided by the world’s leading aviation photographers, Combat Aircraft also links coverage of modern subjects with outstanding historical stories from World War II and the Cold War years, including rare archive imagery.

As well as being visually stunning, Combat Aircraft offers readers a large amount of detailed information and thought-provoking opinion on topical military aviation issues.

Combat Aircraft offers you unprecedented access into squadron crew rooms, and straps you into the cockpits of the world’s greatest military aircraft!

Combat Aircraft is packed with:

  • The latest global military aviation news
  • In-depth air force reports
  • In-theatre battle and exercise coverage
  • World renowned air-to-air photography
  • Insights in weapons systems
  • Aerospace technology
  • Regular special feature sections and supplements

And much, much more!

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Dominique Maynard dominique.maynard@keypublishing.com

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Tom Kaminski tjkaminski@optonline.net

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Super Hornets and Growlers achieve readiness goal

WHILE THE USAF struggled to meet the October 1 deadline to achieve an 80 per cent mission-capable (MC) readiness rate for its fighter aircraft, on September 24 the Commander Naval Air Forces (CNAF) announced that F/A-18E/F and EA-18G fleets had achieved that goal.

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A FORCE UNDER PRESSURE

Combat Aircraft details the latest status of the US Air Force’s fighter aircraft inventory ...

'Little Birds' for Thailand

THE US DEFENSE Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) recently notified the US Congress of the potential sale of eight Boeing AH-6i light attack/reconnaissance helicopters and associated equipment to Thailand in a deal worth around $400 million.

Japanese Pegasus enters production

BOEING BEGAN ASSEMBLING the first KC-46A aerial refueling tanker for Japan at its 767 production facility in Everett, Washington on September 11.

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WILD FRONTIERS: AGGRESSORS IN ALASKA

Eielson AFB, Alaska, is central to power projection in the region. It might seem an unusual home for a crack aggressor squadron, but it’s actually the perfect location.

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‘FULCRUM’: PART ONE - STORY OF A RUSSIAN CLASSIC

The MiG-29 rightfully deserves its place as one of the all-time classic fighters.

ADVERSARY ‘CHECKERBOARD’

During a recent deployment from MCAS Beaufort, North Carolina, to Tulsa International Airport, Oklahoma, VMFA-312 ‘Checkerboards’ showcased F/A-18C Hornet BuNo 164274.

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DIGITAL CENTURY SERIES CHANGING THE WAY THE USAF DOES BUSINESS…

The US Air Force is setting out a radical new acquisition strategy for its Next Generation Air Dominance fighter — but what will it look like?

Orions for Argentina

THE ARGENTINE NAVAL Aviation Command will acquire four retired P-3C maritime patrol aircraft from the US under the terms of an agreement with the US Department of Defense.

Roulettes fly first PC-21 display

THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN Air Force’s (RAAF’s) Roulettes aerobatic display team conducted its first public display since transitioning from the Pilatus PC-9/A to the more capable PC-21 at RAAF Base Point Cook in Melbourne on October 3.