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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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

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Australia to send E-7A Wedgetail to support Ukraine supply effort

The Royal Australian Air Force will deploy a single Boeing E-7A Wedgetail AEW&C aircraft to Germany to help protect the vital gateway of international humanitarian aid and military assistance to Ukraine; a move that demonstrates Australia’s support for the war-torn nation as it continues to defend against the ongoing Russian invasion

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How has Russia responded to Western ISR ops over NATO’s eastern flank?

Electronic intelligence flights in international airspace close to Russia have led to a series of incidents. Sérgio Santana looks at the heightened tensions and the Russian response to Western operations

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IN DEPTH: Analysing the Russian Aerospace Forces' response to the Wagner rebellion

The short-lived but potentially highly consequential rebellion by Russia’s infamous Wagner Group on June 24 is certainly one of the most important events in recent Russian history and it came as a direct result of the ongoing Ukraine-Russia War

Enter Air 737 flies into Ukrainian airspace

A Polish-registered Boeing 737 briefly flew into Ukrainian airspace on Friday (June 23), despite the area being closed to all civilian air traffic because of the ongoing war in the country.

Ukraine eyes retired Australian F/A-18s to help boost war effort

Ukraine, Australia and the US are reported to be currently engaged in discussions regarding the potential transfer of up to 41 ex-Royal Australian Air Force-operated Boeing F/A-18A/B Hornet multi-role fighters to Kyiv in a bid to strengthen the Ukrainian Air Force’s airpower capabilities as the nation’s war with Russia continues

Canadian government to seize stranded An-124

The Government of Canada has announced its plans to seize a Russian-registered Antonov An-124 that’s been grounded at Toronto Pearson International Airport since the beginning of the war in Ukraine.