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'Little Birds' for Thailand

Thomas Newdick

THE US DEFENSE Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) recently notified the US Congress of the potential sale of eight Boeing AH-6i light attack/reconnaissance helicopters and associated equipment to Thailand in a deal worth around $400 million.

Thomas Newdick

Japanese Pegasus enters production

Thomas Newdick

BOEING BEGAN ASSEMBLING the first KC-46A aerial refueling tanker for Japan at its 767 production facility in Everett, Washington on September 11.

Thomas Newdick
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WILD FRONTIERS: AGGRESSORS IN ALASKA

Frank Crébas and Rich Cooper

Eielson AFB, Alaska, is central to power projection in the region. It might seem an unusual home for a crack aggressor squadron, but it’s actually the perfect location.

Frank Crébas and Rich Cooper
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‘FULCRUM’: PART ONE - STORY OF A RUSSIAN CLASSIC

Alexander Mladenov

The MiG-29 rightfully deserves its place as one of the all-time classic fighters.

Alexander Mladenov

ADVERSARY ‘CHECKERBOARD’

Ralph Duenas

During a recent deployment from MCAS Beaufort, North Carolina, to Tulsa International Airport, Oklahoma, VMFA-312 ‘Checkerboards’ showcased F/A-18C Hornet BuNo 164274.

Ralph Duenas
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DIGITAL CENTURY SERIES CHANGING THE WAY THE USAF DOES BUSINESS…

Jon Lake

The US Air Force is setting out a radical new acquisition strategy for its Next Generation Air Dominance fighter — but what will it look like?

Jon Lake

Orions for Argentina

Thomas Newdick

THE ARGENTINE NAVAL Aviation Command will acquire four retired P-3C maritime patrol aircraft from the US under the terms of an agreement with the US Department of Defense.

Thomas Newdick

Roulettes fly first PC-21 display

Thomas Newdick

THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN Air Force’s (RAAF’s) Roulettes aerobatic display team conducted its first public display since transitioning from the Pilatus PC-9/A to the more capable PC-21 at RAAF Base Point Cook in Melbourne on October 3.

Thomas Newdick
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LIGHTNING STRIKES IN ICELAND

GIOVANNI COLLA

Italy deployed F-35A Lightning IIs operationally for the first time in October to undertake the NATO air policing mission safeguarding Iceland’s airspace

GIOVANNI COLLA
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CHINA REVEALS NEW SUPERSONIC RECON DRONE

DAVID AXE

CUTTING EDGE: China reveals new supersonic recon drone

DAVID AXE