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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‘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.

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LIGHTNING STRIKES IN ICELAND

Italy deployed F-35A Lightning IIs operationally for the first time in October to undertake the NATO air policing mission safeguarding Iceland’s airspace

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CHINA REVEALS NEW SUPERSONIC RECON DRONE

CUTTING EDGE: China reveals new supersonic recon drone

HH-60W production approved

THE DEPARTMENT OF Defense (DoD) gave its approval for the Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) to enter low-rate initial production (LRIP) on September 24.

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RED HAWK: SOLVING THE PILOT CRISIS

The US Air Force is evaluating how the Boeing/ Saab T-7A Red Hawk program could be accelerated

New versions of P-1 planned

KAWASAKI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (KHI) plans to develop an electronic warfare version of its jet-powered P-1 maritime patrol aircraft.

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Magazine Contacts 

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Designer

Dominique Maynard dominique.maynard@keypublishing.com

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North American News Editor

Tom Kaminski tjkaminski@optonline.net

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