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IN PICTURES – Lightning II arrival in the UK [UPDATED]

Perfect start to the deployment. Congratulations US Marine Corps, UK MoD and Lockheed Martin.   Save Save

UK arrival!

Three Lockheed Martin F-35B Lighting IIs, two US Marine Corps examples and one British RAF/RN example, arrived at RAF Fairford, UK, … Read More

F-35Bs head to the UK

US Marine Corps F-35Bs and one British F-35B have arrived in the UK for the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) and Farnborough International … Read More

KC-10 — vital for US global ops’

Two days of delays in flying Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning IIs transatlantic to the UK for the Royal International Air Tattoo and … Read More

RAF Tornados use Storm Shadow in Iraq

In today’s UK Ministry of Defence news release on Operation ‘Shader’, details have emerged of the first use of the … Read More

‘Flanker’ flies with Brahmos

June 25 marked an important development for the Indian Air Force, and New Delhi’s burgeoning indigenous missile program. Saturday … Read More

Gripen E – what is the ‘Smart Fighter?’

As the curtain was raised on the Gripen E prototype on May 18 at exactly 16.00hrs local time at Saab’s facility at Linköping, Sweden, … Read More

Adir unveiled

The Israeli Air Force marked an important step in the evolution of its air power with the initial unveiling of a first Lockheed Martin … Read More

Brimstone for Strike Eagle?

The USAF has begun assessing the feasibility of integrating MBDA’s Dual Mode Seeker (DMS) Brimstone air-to-surface missile onto the … Read More

B-52s on BALTOPS and ‘Saber Strike’

For the third year in succession, RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire is reverberating to the sound of the B-52H Stratofortress bombers … Read More

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Current Issue

July 2016The July issue of Combat Aircraft features a timely free 28-page supplement on the Saab Gripen. <br>In May, Saab rolled out its brand new Gripen E, the latest incarnation of the popular Swedish fighter. Combat Aircraft delivers an insightful look at the Gripen at this fascinating time.<br><br>The issue also goes out on to the Nellis Ranges with the A-10s and Joint Terminal Attack Controllers of the 66th Weapons Squadron. Find out exactly what A-10 pilots think of plans to retire their popular mounts and how they train for the Close Air Support mission.<br><br>We also have timely reports from Red Flag Alaska with Indian Jaguars, the recent F-22 Raptor deployment to Europe including ‘those passes’ in the famous ‘Mach Loop’, plus air power report from Singapore, a French Air Force Rafale squadron focus and a look at Ukraine’s fabulous ‘Fencers’.<br>

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