Military

USAF reactivates 420th Flight Test Squadron for B-21

The US Air Force (USAF) has reactivated the 420th Flight Test Squadron (FLTS) at Edwards Air Force Base (AFB), California, following a ceremony held on October 4.

Nighthawk Lives On! - EXCLUSIVE Video

The jet black F-117 Nighthawk — clandestine hero of 'Desert Storm' — was officially retired in 2008. This incredible video proves that some of these aircraft still remain in service today.

Bell unveils '360 Invictus' concept for US Army FARA programme

Bell, partnered with Collins Aerospace, has unveiled its candidate for the US Army's Future Armed Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) programme, the '360 Invictus.'

USAF orders more KC-46A tankers

The US Air Force (USAF) has furthered its order of Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft, with 15 more aircraft being contracted.

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Tucano Farewell Part I - Calling time on the ‘Tin Can’

For the Royal Air Force, 2019 sees the retirement of two very different but equally important aircraft types. The Tornado GR4 bowed out in March, while the Shorts Tucano T1 is now into its last months of operation. Derek Bower charts the history of the aircraft that helped to train most of today’s RAF frontline fast jet pilots.

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Swedish resurgence

The Swedish Air Force is facing expansion for the first time in nearly two decades. examines the emerging new plans.

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Wolverine on the Light Attack trail...

The USAF’s Light Attack Experiment continues to evaluate whether a new, low-cost, close air support platform might help reduce the burden on front line fighter squadrons. For the Beechcraft AT-6 Wolverine, it now involves initial sale of the aircraft and further progression towards a long-held ambition of success on this stage.

US approves possible Chinook sale to RAF

THE US has granted approval for the UK’s long-expected procurement of additional CH-47F Block II heavy-lift helicopters.