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A-7 Corsair II: The Swashbuckling SLUF

What it lacked in speed, the subsonic A-7 Corsair II made up for in payload and persistence. It also ushered in a new era of strike accuracy, as Key.Aero reports.

HAL receives Indian Air Force Tejas LCA contract

Hindustan Aeronautics has been awarded an INR₹457bn (US$6.4bn) contract by the Indian government to manufacture and deliver 83 Tejas Light Combat Aircraft for the Indian Air Force

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Su-57 in Focus: 'Felon' on the Loose!

Russia’s next-gen fighter, the Sukhoi Su-57, looks as dangerous as its nickname would suggest. We chart the long gestation period preceding its unveiling in December 2020

Russian MiG-31BMs take up combat duty in the Arctic

An undisclosed number of Mikoyan MiG-31BM fighter-interceptors from the Naval Aviation of the Russian Federation’s Northern Fleet have taken up combat duties at Rogachevo airfield in Russia’s Novaya Zemlya archipelago

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Thracian Viper: Bulgaria prepares for the Bear

For six weeks, Bulgaria’s skies witnessed intense NATO activity last autumn, beginning with ‘Thracian Viper 20’ and culminating with American F-16s flying enhanced Air Policing missions

India approves purchase of 83 Tejas LCA platforms

India’s Cabinet Committee on Security approved the INR₹457bn (US$6.4bn) purchase of 83 Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) for the Indian Air Force on January 13

BAE Systems to support USMC Harrier II fleet until 2029

BAE Systems revealed on January 12 that Vertex Aerospace has selected it as a subcontractor to support the logistics and maintenance operations of the USMC’s AV-8B Harrier II fleet until 2029

Lockheed Martin awarded $1.28bn F-35 sustainment contract

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a US$1.28bn contract by the F-35 Joint Program Office to support the operation and sustainment of the global F-35 Lightning II fleet until June 30, 2021

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F-14 AT 50: Iran's Feral Tomcats

The only country left flying the Grumman F-14 Tomcat is the troublesome Middle East nation of Iran. Combat Aircraft Journal explores the past, present and future of the Persian Tomcat

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F-14 AT 50: Celebrating the Tomcat

Fifty years ago, on December 21, 1970, the first Grumman F-14 Tomcat twin-engine, two-seat, variable-sweep wing fighter graced the skies for its inaugural flight. Key.Aero traces the development and history of this icon of the skies and the silver screen