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USAF calls time on E-8C JSTARS Middle East ops

Khalem Chapman

US Air Force calls time on Middle East operations for the E-8C Joint STARS after 18 years of operating in the region - the second longest deployment in the air arm's history.

Khalem Chapman

SAAB's new Electronic Attack Jammer Pod takes flight

Khalem Chapman

SAAB has successfully carried out the first flight tests with its Electronic Attack Jammer Pod (EAJP), marking an important milestone in the system's development.

Khalem Chapman

South Korea unveils its KF-X mock-up

Gordon Arthur

NEARLY FOUR YEARS after South Korea’s KF-X project officially kicked off, a mock-up of the new fighter was unveiled at Seoul ADEX 2019, which was held from October 15-20.

Gordon Arthur

'Wolfhound' replacement considered

Thomas Newdick

US AIR FORCE Special Operations Command (AFSOC) has reportedly shown interest in acquiring a replacement aircraft for its fleet of non-standard Fairchild Dornier 328 turboprops.

Thomas Newdick

Aussie Hornets return

Thomas Newdick

SIX ROYAL AUSTRALIAN Air Force F/A-18As returned to RAAF Base Williamtown, Australia, after completing the first air combat exercise on Japanese soil.

Thomas Newdick

Latest Norwegian Lightning IIs

Thomas Newdick

THE ROYAL NORWEGIAN Air Force welcomed three additional F-35As to Ørland Main Air Station on September 12.

Thomas Newdick
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‘MARKET GARDEN’ REMEMBERED

Frank Visser and Ludo Mennes

The commemoration of Operation ‘Market Garden’ has evolved into a wider training exercise that has been built around this important anniversary.

Frank Visser and Ludo Mennes
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ROTARY REVOLUTION

Joe Coles and Ron Smith

Bell has revealed its entrant for the US Army Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) competition...

Joe Coles and Ron Smith

Super Hornets and Growlers achieve readiness goal

Thomas Newdick

WHILE THE USAF struggled to meet the October 1 deadline to achieve an 80 per cent mission-capable (MC) readiness rate for its fighter aircraft, on September 24 the Commander Naval Air Forces (CNAF) announced that F/A-18E/F and EA-18G fleets had achieved that goal.

Thomas Newdick
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A FORCE UNDER PRESSURE

Jamie Hunter with Tom Kaminski

Combat Aircraft details the latest status of the US Air Force’s fighter aircraft inventory ...

Jamie Hunter with Tom Kaminski