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USAF eyes F-35A IOC

As the US Air Force nears initial operational capability (IOC) with the F-35A between August and December 2016, in a press conference … Read More

Turkish military coup – Air Force heavily involved

Between the evening of July 15 and early morning of July 16, the Turkish Armed Forces staged a coup in an attempt to overthrow the … Read More

‘Hawgs’ in the UK

RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire is playing host to a rare deployment of A-10C Thunderbolt IIs into the UK. Arriving in two flights of … Read More

Mirage 2000D to be upgraded

France has unveiled plans to upgrade its fleet of Dassault Mirage 2000D strike aircraft. A contract announcement by the Direction Générale … Read More

F-15E flies with ADCP II

The USAF and Boeing flew the new Advanced Display Core Processor II (ADCP II) at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, on July 8, on an F-15E … Read More

Pegasus back on track

Hardware problems have slowed developmental testing of the US Air Force’s KC-46A Pegasus tanker causing Boeing to adjust it plans. … Read More

CH-53K demonstrates maximum external lift

The Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion successfully carried out an external lift of a 27,000lb (12,247kg) payload at Sikorsky Aircraft’s … Read More

‘Granby’ jet marks 25 years of RAF Tornado GR operations

Seen departing the Farnborough International Airshow this morning, Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 serial ZG750 is painted in ‘Desert … Read More

Sikorsky guns for ‘Hind’ operators with armed Black Hawk

Sikorsky displayed its latest armed version of the Black Hawk at Farnborough in July. Based on the S-70i built in Poland by subsidiary … Read More

Typhoon storms ahead

Eurofighter briefed journalists at the Farnborough International Air Show today on the latest strides being made by the Typhoon. BAE … Read More

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Current Issue

August 2016The August issue of Combat Aircraft is another feast of modern military aviation.<br><br>It leads with an in-depth news story about the USAF A-10C Thunderbolt II and what might replace it in service. We have an exclusive review of the ‘Swamp Foxes’ of the South Carolina ANG, plus a look at the latest developments for the Eurofighter Typhoon — known as the Centurion upgrade for the UK. This comes with exclusive images from CA’s editor Jamie Hunter who recently flew with RAF Typhoons at Lossiemouth.<br><br>The issue also includes a behind-the-scenes look at the recent Dutch F-35 deployment to Leeuwarden. All this plus exercise reports from ‘Hawgsmoke’, the NATO Tiger Meet and ‘Anatolian Eagle’, and a review of the Su-30 ‘Flanker’ - PLUS a look back at the magnificent Saab Viggen.

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