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F-35 makes combat debut in Israeli hands

Israel has become the first country to take the F-35 fighter into combat, according to a statement on the military’s official Twitter … Read More

Pilatus completes production of PC-21s for France

Pilatus has completed the production of all PC-21 turboprop trainers ordered by France. The 17th and final example (c/n 309, HB-HVQ) … Read More

56th Rescue Squadron departs Lakenheath

The US Air Force held a ceremony to mark the departure of the 56th Rescue Squadron (RQS) from RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk, yesterday, … Read More

AFM May: German flight-testers in focus

In the May issue of AFM, Peter ten Berg reports from Manching, Bavaria on the German Armed Forces’ WTD 61, a unit that conducts … Read More

ROCAF IDFs take over target towing

The aerial target towing taskings of the Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF) were assumed by the F-CK-1 Indigenous Defense Fighter … Read More

Is the first glimpse of China’s new stealth bomber?

An image from an official Chinese promotional video may well show the country’s next-generation stealth bomber. The screen grabs, … Read More

Chinese KJ-500 AEW&C aircraft gains IFR probe

A first example of the Chinese KJ-500 airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft has been noted with an in-flight refuelling … Read More

A close look at China’s carrier-based SEAD Flanker

The first clear images of the new Shenyang J-15D electronic attack aircraft for the People’s Liberation Army Naval Air Force (PLANAF) have … Read More

RAF Typhoons return to Romania

The Royal Air Force has returned to Romania as part of the NATO Enhanced Air Policing (eAP) mission. The latest detachment of four … Read More

Eurofighter pitched as Luftwaffe Tornado successor

Airbus and Eurofighter GmbH have submitted an offer to the German Ministry of Defence for the replacement of the Luftwaffe’s Tornado … Read More


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