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FIRST PHOTOS — North Korea’s ground-breaking airshow

‘Military aviation history in the making’ — that’s what those who made the journey to the Democratic People’s … Read More

Dassault Rafale – what the French fighter offers

With India having finally signed a contract for 36 French Dassault Rafales last Friday, what exactly have they signed up for? Dassault … Read More

USAF F-35A catches fire at Mountain Home AFB

One of seven USAF F-35As from the 61st Fighter Squadron, deployed to Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, caught fire on engine start at the base … Read More

Watch the unveiling of Japan’s F-35 today

In what the manufacturer calls a ‘historic day for the F-35 program’, Japan’s first F-35A will be rolled out today, Friday, September … Read More

Indian Rafale under contract

After a decade in the making, India has finally signed a contract for 36 Dassault Rafale fighters — heralding a much-needed boost … Read More

RAF Typhoons intercept ‘Blackjacks’

UK Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoons from both north and south Quick Reaction Alerts (QRAs) intercepted two Russian Air Force Tu-160 … Read More

VFA-103 ‘Jolly Rogers’ cruise video

VFA-103 ‘Jolly Rogers’ have released their new Op ‘Inherent Resolve’ cruise video. It gives a good idea of … Read More

TU-2S Dragon Lady crash — USAF confirms one pilot killed

The US Air Force has confirmed that one pilot was killed and another injured after they both ejected from a Lockheed TU-2S Dragon Lady … Read More

Airworthiness tests for FA-50 initiated

After conducting an airworthiness assessment of Textron AirLand’s Scorpion light attack aircraft, the US Air Force is moving toward … Read More

B-21 Raider

Secretary of the US Air Force Deborah Lee James introduced Lt Col Richard Cole, the co-pilot of the famous Lt Gen James Doolittle, … Read More

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Current Issue

October 2016This month's issue of Combat Aircraft features a special 32-page supplement on strategic bombers of the world. This timely review of the key world strategic bombers comes at a time when they are in high demand.<br><br>USAF B-1B, B-2A and B-52Hs are current all deployed on combat operations around the globe, while Russian Tu-22M3, Tu-95MS and Tu-160 bombers are seeing regular action in current combat operations in Syria.<br><br>The issue also brings an insight into recent US combat operations in Libya, and of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit in the Persian Gulf.<br><br>Our cover story relates to an in-depth feature on life-extension programmes for US Navy and Marine Corps Hornets and Super Hornets, plus we feature A-29 Super Tucanos on exercise 'Green Flag', a USAF A-10 weapons exercise and a review of Italy's impressive new HH-101 Caesars, plus much, much, more.<br>

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