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.
The role NATO ISR aircraft are playing in monitoring the war in Ukraine
Surveillance aircraft from Western air arms have been extremely active around Ukraine’s borders since the start of the Russian invasion. AirForces Monthly delves into the roles of allied spy planes during the conflict
Is Aeroflot poised to order 300 Russian-built aircraft?
Aeroflot could be about to place an order for several hundred domestic-built aircraft.
Czech Hinds being prepped for Ukraine transfer
With the Czech Air Force expected to withdraw its Mi-24/35 fleet from service at the end of the year, it has been revealed that they are set to be donated to Ukraine
Ukraine-Russia Conflict: Inside the Air War over Donbas
After more than three months of war in Ukraine, Moscow turned its attention to securing the Donbas region, where Russian troops have been facing off against Ukrainian defenders in a vicious ground war. AirForces Monthly looks at the role of airpower in this pivotal battle
Crowdfunding in Lithuania raises €5m to buy Bayraktars for Ukraine
In just three-and-a-half days, Lithuania has raised €5m ($5.4m) through a crowdfunding campaign among its citizens to help Ukraine buy more Baykar Bayraktar TB2 UCAVs for use against invading Russian forces
Schiebel says reports on S-100 use by Russian military are incorrect
Rotary uncrewed aircraft systems manufacturer Schiebel has moved to refute suggestions one of its S-100 platforms, operated by Russian forces, was shot down by the Ukrainian military in mid-April
An in-depth review of Russia's current ISR aircraft
Russia has been investing heavily in airborne intelligence-gathering capabilities and is currently using it to keep an eye on the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, as Air Forces monthly reports
Private sector satellite services “game changer” for Ukraine
The provision of satellite imaging capabilities to Ukraine has significantly aided the country in shaping the strategic military response to Russia’s February 24 invasion, according to a former chairman of the State Space Agency of Ukraine
Weather defeats Russia’s Victory Day flypast
A planned flypast of Russia’s combat air assets due to participate in Moscow’s Victory Day parade commemorations on May 9, held to mark the defeat of Nazi Germany in the Second World War, was cancelled at late notice
Analysis: Russia's troubles with combat drone development
Widely known as a late adopter of unmanned air systems, the Russian military has struggled to field into service a plethora of new models