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Why has Russia failed to gain air superiority over Ukraine?

Despite having greater numbers and more technologically advanced platforms, Russia has failed to achieve air superiority over Ukraine after more than four weeks of conflict. We explain where they went wrong

Canadian company to provide ISR drones to Ukraine

Canada-based uncrewed aerial system platform and service provider Volatus Aerospace has announced it has begun the delivery of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance system to Ukraine

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Reinforcing Europe: How the USAF has helped bolster NATO's eastern flank

Babak Taghvaee details how USAF fighters, tankers and intelligence-gathering aircraft have been used to bolster NATO’s eastern flank in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Australia scraps MQ-9B SkyGuardian acquisition plans

The Australian DoD has scrapped its planned acquisition of at least 12 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) MQ-9B SkyGuardian armed, medium-range, long-endurance UAVs under Project AIR 7003

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First Triton IFC-4 UAV delivered to US Navy

The first Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) configured to the Integrated Functional Capability 4 standard has been delivered to the US Navy

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Achieving Superiority: Modernising the Royal Thai Air Force

The modernisation of the Royal Thai Air Force remains in full swing, but the country’s budgetary crisis – a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic – continues to hinder the air arm’s fleet renewal effort, as we explain

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The story behind the USAF's failed E-10A MC2A programme

The Northrop Grumman E-10A Multi-Sensor Command and Control Aircraft was an ambitious program to replace several types with a single model. As we reveal, it proved to be too ambitious and was quickly dropped when the USAF needed funds for higher priority projects

Global Hawk crashes near Grand Forks AFB

While returning to Grand Forks AFB in North Dakota on August 6, a USAF Northrop Grumman RQ-4B Block 40 Global Hawk crashed at approximately 0700hrs Central Standard Time in a rural field near Gilby, North Dakota

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Brazil celebrates ten years of P-3AM Orion operations

The Brazilian Air Force celebrated ten years of operations with the Lockheed P-3AM Orion maritime patrol aircraft on July 30

First flight for multi-intelligence configured MQ-4C Triton

A Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton high-altitude, long-endurance UAV has been flown for the first time in the platform’s new, highly upgraded multi-intelligence configuration