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The RAF's Eurofighter Typhoon enhancement programme

The Eurofighter Typhoon enhancement programme is at the heart of the plan to ensure the RAF's fighter jet capability remains at the cutting-edge of tactical ops. Air Forces Monthly examines the state of play and talks to the key personnel involved

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How GE's proposed XA100 engine will revolutionise the F-35

Alan Warnes speaks with GE’s David Tweedie about the XA100 adaptive cycle engine that is set to revolutionise fifth-generation F-35A/C Lightning II fighters

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Nigerian L-39ZAs head back home

Three Nigerian Air Force L-39ZA Albatrosses departed Aero Vodochody this morning ( July 17) for Nigeria.

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ILA Berlin 2022: Germany turns to US in quest to modernise military aviation

Germany’s biennial showcase aerospace event, the Innovation and Leadership in Aerospace (ILA) Berlin Airshow, took place at Schönefeld Airfield from June 22-26. The event regards itself as the European air and trade show during the Farnborough year, but ILA Berlin 2022 – played out against the backdrop of the Ukraine War – was predominately about Germany

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ILA Berlin 2022: More P-8A Poseidons for Germany?

After the German government signed a contract for the purchase of five Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft in September 2021 – three months after formally accepting a letter of offer – there is now growing speculation that the order could be topped up with a further seven aircraft

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ILA Berlin 2022: Luftwaffe receives first Airbus A321LR

Lufthansa Technik AG handed over the first of two Airbus A321LR (Long Range) strategic troop transports to the Luftwaffe at the ILA Berlin Airshow on June 23

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ILA Berlin 2022: Boeing seeks to define German CH-47F requirements

Boeing is working with its suppliers to define the requirements of the German government, after the latter revealed on June 1 that it had selected the CH-47F Chinook to replace the Luftwaffe’s ageing fleet of CH-53GA/GS Sea Stallion heavy-lift transport helicopters

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ILA Berlin 2022: Germany’s second C-130J to be delivered this weekend

The second Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules tactical transport for the Luftwaffe is set to be delivered to the joint Franco-German airlift unit at Évreux-Fauville Air Base, northern France, this weekend (June 25-26)

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ILA Berlin 2022: Strong presence of Airbus H145 military derivatives at show

The extremely popular military derivative of the light, twin-engined Airbus H145 were present in force at the ILA Berlin Airshow, with three different examples on display

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ILA Berlin 2022: Germany rushing to acquire F-35As

During the opening day of the ILA Berlin Airshow (June 22), more details emerged regarding the German Federal Ministry of Defence’s decision to acquire the F-35A Lightning II as a replacement for the Luftwaffe’s ageing Tornado fleet