Alan Warnes

RAF Voyagers on patrol

An article from the AirForces Monthly Yearbook 2024, where Alan Warnes interviews the Officer Commanding of 101 Sqn about the increased taskings of the RAF’s Voyagers since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine

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Paveway and Litening: Key to the RAF Typhoon Force's successful strikes in Yemen

Alan Warnes explains how the RAF Typhoon FGR4s were capable of striking targets in Yemen – more than 1,500 miles (2,500km) away from RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus – with pin-point accuracy

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OPINION: Can Israel justify its airstrikes in Gaza as civilian death toll grows?

Israel is attacking Hamas in Gaza like it has never done before. This comes after the deadly attacks by Hamas on October 7, which claimed up to 1,400 Israeli lives. There is no denying that Israel has the right to defend itself against terror groups, like Hamas and Hezbollah, but did it really have to kill so many innocent Palestinians – many of them children – in going after the extremists?

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How a unique aircraft paved the way for the Eurofighter Typhoon

A distant 30-plus years ago, Eurofighter – or European Fighter Aircraft (EFA) – was just a dream. But a technological demonstrator, known as the Experimental Aircraft Programme (EAP), was being designed. This is the story.

UAE’s EDGE signs engine agreement with Brazilian developer

The UAE’s advanced military technology and defence group, EDGE, signed a strategic agreement with Turbomachine, one of Brazil’s foremost turbine engine developers, on August 11

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Azerbaijani Frogfoot tests Aselsan KGK-83 bomb in Turkey

A Sukhoi Su-25K Frogfoot-A close air support aircraft belonging to the Azerbaijan Air Force carried out a flight test with two 1,000lb Wing Assisted Guidance Kit (KGK) -83 precision-guided bombs from Konya Air Base, Turkey, on May 10

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How RAF Voyagers made NATO Eastern Flank patrols possible

RAF Typhoons have been a regular player in the combat air patrols over NATO’s Eastern Flank since February 24 last year, but without the RAF Voyager, the job would have been a lot more complicated, as Wg Cdr Mike Udall, Officer Commanding of 101 Sqn based at RAF Brize Norton, explains to Alan Warnes

OPINION: What is going on with the RAF's Hawk T2 fleet?

With the RAF now suffering a crisis in its advanced jet training capability following the grounding of its Hawk T2 fleet due to engine woes, Alan Warnes asks why the UK MOD appears to be in disarray and whether or not this will be exacerbated in the upcoming Integrated Defence Review Refresh

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Spain to arm Eurofighters with Brimstone missiles

The Spanish Air and Space Force has selected MBDA’s Brimstone air-to-ground missile for its fleet of Eurofighters

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Bahrain shows off upgraded AH-1FB Cobras

Two upgraded Royal Bahraini Air Force AH-1FB Cobras made their public debut during the latest edition of the Bahrain International Airshow, held from November 9-11, 2022