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.
Ukrainian 'kamikaze' drones strike Russian bomber bases
Long-range drones developed by Ukraine may have been behind attacks on several air bases deep inside Russia that are home to the country’s strategic bombers
OPINION: Should the West donate more military aircraft to Ukraine?
As the Ukraine-Russia War continues into what will be a brutal winter, Alan Warnes asks whether or not the West should donate more military aircraft to Ukraine?
Inside US F-22 air shielding along NATO eastern flank
Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptors have taken on air shielding taskings along NATO’s eastern flank. Peter ten Berg reports from Łask Air Base in Poland
The huge challenges facing Finnair due to Russian airspace closure
No other airline has been hit as hard by the Russian airspace closure as Finnair. The carrier’s CEO, Topi Manner, speaks to Andreas Spaeth about challenges faced and those it has still to face
UK donates Sea King helicopters to aid Ukraine’s fight against Russia
As part of its latest military aid package to Ukraine, the UK MOD revealed on November 23 that three Westland Sea King helicopters have been donated to the war-torn country to provide additional key capabilities to the Ukrainian Armed Forces as it continues to fight off Russian invaders
How Russia is using Iran's secretive Shahed 'kamikaze' drones against Ukraine
Putin has turned to Iranian Shahed-131/136 drones to target Ukraine’s population, including its civilians. AirForces Monthly unveils more on the secretive aircraft
Russia still flies high-tempo combat ops over Syria as Ukraine War continues
While Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine’s sovereign territory in the West, the Russian Aerospace Forces are still supporting combat operations in the Middle East, with a variety of aircraft types noted as operating from Bassel Al-Assad AB in Khmeimim, Syria, in September
Steadfast Noon – NATO’s nuclear air exercise in times of tension
NATO has been conducting its annual nuclear deterrence exercise called Steadfast Noon involving up to 60 aircraft from 14 countries
Hensoldt deliver high performance radars to Ukraine for air defence
Hensoldt, a company specialising in modern aviation sensors will be increasing Ukraine’s air defence capability with four of its high performance TRML-4D radars to augment the country’s Diehl Defence’s IRIS-T SLM air defence system
How sophisticated is Russia's air defence network?
Fighter operations and ground-based air defences have so far proved to be among Russia’s few victories in its otherwise poorly planned and mismanaged campaign in Ukraine. AirForces Monthly explains