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 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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UK calls for aircraft provision to Ukraine

The UK Foreign Secretary has called for the delivery of heavier weapons to Ukraine, including apparent references to combat air capabilities, in a keynote speech at Mansion House, London

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Russian Sukhoi fighter profiles

Combat Aircraft Journal brings insight into the roles and capabilities of Sukhoi jets within Russia's inventory.

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Battle of Antonov Airport: Analysis of the Attack

Babak Taghvee provides analysis on the Battle of Antonov Airport, which resulted in the loss of one of the most iconic aircraft to ever grace the skies, the Antonov An-225 Mriya