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UPDATED: Chilean C-130 disappears en route to Antarctica

Khalem Chapman

The Fuerza Aérea de Chile (FACh, Chilean Air Force) has reported that one of its Lockheed C-130 Hercules heavy-lift tactical transport aircraft has disappeared en route to Antarctica, with 38 people missing.

Khalem Chapman

Burkina Faso firms up C295 order

Khalem Chapman

The Ministry of Defence of Burkina Faso has placed a firm order for a single Airbus C295 medium-lift tactical transport.

Khalem Chapman

Germany receives first H145 for SAR duties

Khalem Chapman

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first civil-standard H145 for use by the Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces) for search and rescue (SAR) duties.

Khalem Chapman

First pre-series L-39NG flies

Khalem Chapman

Aero Vodochody has flown its second L-39NG (Next-Generation) advanced jet trainer. The aircraft, MSN 7004, is the company's first pre-series example.

Khalem Chapman

MDHI teams up with Elbit Systems to enhance MD 530G Block II

Khalem Chapman

MD Helicopters Inc (MDHI) has announced a strategic teaming agreement with Elbit Systems to enhance the weapons and mission management systems for its MD 530G Block II light attack/scout helicopter

Khalem Chapman

USAF seeks industry input for E-4B replacement

Khalem Chapman

The USAF is looking to industry for support in its programme to replace the Boeing E-4B National Airborne Operations Center (NAOC) platform, also known as the ‘Nightwatch’ or the ‘Doomsday plane'.

Khalem Chapman

Australia selects MQ-9B for Project Air 7003

Khalem Chapman

The Australian government has announced selection of the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) MQ-9B SkyGuardian to provide the next-generation unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) for the Australian Defence Forces (ADF) under Project Air 7003.

Khalem Chapman
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THE F-4 THAT REFUSED TO DIE

Ted Carlson/Fotodynamics.com

A memorable mission with QF-4 Phantom
IIs and F-14 Tomcats in the heyday of
missile testing operations at Point Mugu.

Ted Carlson/Fotodynamics.com
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‘FULCRUM’: THE STORY OF A RUSSIAN CLASSIC - PART TWO

Alexander Mladenov

In the second half of a two-part feature, Combat Aircraft looks at the most ambitious ‘Fulcrum’ derivative — the MiG-29M.

Alexander Mladenov
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GOSHAWK BACK ON TRACK

Andy Wolfe

The US Navy was struggling to train new aviators amid big problems with its Boeing T-45 Goshawks in 2017.

Andy Wolfe