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.
Work is well underway to revive the iconic An-225 following its destruction in the opening days of the war in Ukraine.
Finland has become the 31st and latest nation to join NATO, after it deposited its instrument of accession to the North Atlantic Treaty with the US government – represented by Secretary of State Antony Blinken – at the alliance’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on April 4
The Dutch MOD recently announced plans to sell six of its ‘obsolete’ Boeing CH-47D Chinook heavy-lift tactical transport helicopters to the Billings Flying Service in Montana, after evaluating that it would be difficult to transfer these specific airlifters to the Ukrainian Armed Forces
On March 23, the first four of the 13 recently retired from active service from the Slovak Air Force have been transferred to Ukraine
Following the announcement that Croatia will donate 14 Hip helicopters to Ukraine as it continues to defend itself against invading Russian forces, the Mi-8s of the Divulje-based 395th Transport Helicopter Squadron have been gathered together on the military ramp at Zagreb Franjo Tudjman Airport and adjoining Zrakoplovo-Tehnicki Centar (ZTC)
While Poland and Slovakia have become the first NATO nations to donate fighter jets to Ukraine as it continues to defend its sovereign territory from Russian invaders, the North Macedonian government has now publicly confirmed that it transferred four Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoots to the war-torn nation last year
Babak Taghvaee looks into the history of Rossiya Airlines’ Boeing 747s and the carrier’s efforts to bring its grounded fleet back into service
The fifth-generation stealth fighter Su-57 is among Russia’s top airpower priorities, but the ambitious project has suffered from protracted development and testing and the production effort is yet to gather speed. Alexander Mladenov reports
In a significant move to support Kyiv’s ongoing battle against invading Russian forces, Poland and Slovakia have pledged to donate their Soviet-era Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 Fulcrum fighters to Ukraine in the coming days
A USAF MQ-9A Reaper was destroyed after it was intercepted by two Russian Aerospace Forces (RuAF) Sukhoi Su-27 Flankers during a routine intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) patrol in international airspace over the Black Sea on March 14.