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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Ukraine-Russia War: Inside the Battle for Snake Island

The fierce fight for control of a tiny but strategic island in the Black Sea has become emblematic of the war in Ukraine, as AirForces Monthly explains

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North Macedonia donates Su-25 ground attack jets to Ukraine

North Macedonia has donated its fleet of four Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot twin-engine ground attack/strike jets to Ukraine, according to local media reports on August 4

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Putin’s War in Ukraine: A Strategic Nightmare?

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has enabled evaluation of its strategy against the popular US ‘Five Rings’ theory. AirForces Monthly examines how well the missile-dominated effort has contributed to Moscow’s integrated war campaign

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An overview of Ukrainian Army Aviation

Vladimir Trendafilovski highlights how the rotary-wing assets and bases of Ukrainian Army Aviation have fared in the war with Russia

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Yosselin Perla News Freemium

EXCLUSIVE: The truth about Biden’s “two additional” UK F-35 squadrons

Key.Aero can reveal the reality of the US President's recent much-publicised announcement of additional F-35 squadrons for the UK

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The role of the USAF's U-2 spy plane in monitoring the war in Ukraine

The motto of the U-2 pilots is ‘In God We Trust, All Others We Monitor’. The Dragon Lady has been a key asset in many conflicts, not least the war in Ukraine. Combat Aircraft Journal reports

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Germany lists Ukraine weapons contribution

Germany has outlined its military equipment contribution to Ukraine to aid Kyiv in its fight against Russia following Moscow’s renewed February invasion

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Star Maker: Ukraine's use of private sector satellite services

As Russian forces surged into Ukraine following Moscow’s decision on February 24 to commit its military to the toppling of the Zelenskyy government, private sector satellite service providers stepped in to support Kyiv's needs

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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

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Is Aeroflot poised to order 300 Russian-built aircraft?

Aeroflot could be about to place an order for several hundred domestic-built aircraft.