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.
Fears that the Belarusian Air Force and Air Defence Forces could become nuclear capable have been raised after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that its jets were being converted to carry “special warheads”
Having concluded its latest NATO Baltic Air Policing rotation to Šiauliai Air Base, the last of the Hungarian Air Force JAS 39C Gripens departed the Lithuanian base after being replaced by a detachment of French Air and Space Force-operated Rafales on December 1
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
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?
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
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
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
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