Fighter-Bomber

Greek F-4E Phantom II crashes into the Ionian Sea

An Hellenic Air Force-operated McDonnell Douglas F-4E (AUP) Phantom II crashed in the waters of the Ionian Sea, some 25nm (46km) south of Andravida – the type’s home base – on January 30

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South Korean F-4E Phantom IIs resume flight operations

The Republic of Korea Air Force has lifted the grounding order on its McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II fleet following a crash on August 12, 2022

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Russia has lost more than 10% of its Su-34 Fullback fleet in Ukraine ops

After conducting independent research, Key.Aero can confirm that the Russian Aerospace Forces has now lost more than 10% of its Sukhoi Su-34 Fullback fighter-bomber fleet in combat operations over Ukraine

Russian MOD inks deal for more Fullbacks

The Russian MOD has inked a deal with the United Aircraft Corporation – a subsidiary of Russia’s Rostec State Corporation – for the delivery of more Sukhoi Su-34 Fullback fighter-bombers to frontline units

Russia receives final batch of Su-34 fighter-bombers

The United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) revealed on December 2 that its subsidiary, Sukhoi, had delivered its final batch of Su-34 fighter-bombers to Russia, completing a long-term contract with the nation’s defence ministry

Germany approves Tornado HUD upgrade

The Budget Committee of the Deutschen Bundestages (the legislative arm of the German Parliament) has invested in digitising the head-up display (HUD) of the Luftwaffe’s (German Air Force’s) Panavia Tornado IDS/ECR fleet.

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‘Flogger’ Farewell

The Indian Air Force retired its last MiG-27s in late December 2019 and Combat Aircraft Journal was at Jodhpur Air Force Station for the final farewell.

India bids farewell to the MiG-27

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has retired its final Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-27ML UPG variable-geometry ground-attack aircraft, following a ceremony at Jodhpur Air Force Station, Rajasthan, on December 27.

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NATO’S Last Fitters

While the Su-22 swing-wing strike aircraft may be obsolescent by today’s standards, 35 years ago it provided Poland with a technological leap comparable only with its subsequent purchase of F-16 fighters.