Ukraine Russia Conflict

The ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine involves the build-up and deployment of NATO air forces - including the US Air Force - across Eastern Europe. The combined experts of AirForces Monthly, Combat Aircraft Journal and Key.Aero offer analysis on NATO and Ukrainian aircraft movements; Russian and Ukrainian air defences and ongoing operations in the region.

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Drone video shows Ural A320 in FIELD after emergency landing

More images and videos have emerged showing the Ural Airlines Airbus A320 which made a successful off-airport emergency landing earlier this week.

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How Ukraine's venerable Su-24 fleet continues to be a thorn in Russia's side

The Ukrainian Air Force’s heavyweight Su-24 Fencer continues to be a burden to Russia’s war effort, moreso after it began employing Western air-launched cruise missiles earlier this year, as Vladimir Trendafilovski investigates

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How was a Russian Mi-8 Hip pilot able to defect to Ukraine?

The Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine has published new details regarding the daring operation that was carried out by the Russian Aerospace Forces Mi-8AMTSh Hip tactical transport helicopter pilot, who defected to Ukraine last month

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Ukraine shows off Western firepower at Vasylkiv Air Base

In a ceremony that included Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at Vasylkiv Air Base on August 6, the Ukrainian Air Force displayed all of its main types of combat aircraft armed with Western-donated weapons

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US approves transfer of first F-16s to Ukraine

The US government has given permission for the Netherlands and Denmark to donate a number of F-16AM/BM (MLU) Fighting Falcons to Ukraine

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Is Russia using its new S-70 Okhotnik-B UCAV against Ukraine?

While state testing of Sukhoi’s S-70 Okhotnik-B UCAV was not expected to conclude before the end of 2023, media reports have indicated that Russia may have already started using the platform to conduct operational missions over Ukraine

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Russian Ka-52Ms join battle for Zaporizhzhia in Ukraine

Upgraded Kamov Ka-52M Hokum-B attack helicopters are being used by the Russian Aerospace Forces for the first time as part of a response to Ukraine’s armoured counteroffensive in the nation’s Zaporizhzhia region

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Battle of the century: Finnair CEO on navigating “double crisis”

As Finnair kicks off its centenary celebrations, Gordon Smith visits Helsinki to hear how the airline is navigating one of the most challenging periods in its history

Airbus ordered to return millions of dollars to Russian lessor

A court has ordered Airbus to hand back millions of dollars to a Russian lessor

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Russia's intense air and missile defence operation in Ukraine War

Alexander Mladenov examines Russia’s air and missile defence operations in its protracted and hotly contested war with Ukraine