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Alan Warnes

Alan Warnes
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Alan has travelled to over 60 countries writing/taking photos of military aircraft and enjoying the many cultures he has encountered. Since 2001 has been a regular visitor to the Pakistan Air Force (PAF). He has written two books on the PAF. @warnesyworld

Fighters on the edge of reason

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Where fourth generation fighters excelled, the capabilities of the fifth generation are still being realised with integration often a challenge as well as a benefit. A fifth generation fighter is the term used to describe a fast jet that incorporates the most advanced capabilities currently...

Saab’s GlobalEye rolled out

Saab’s Bombardier 6000 GlobalEye is no longer a concept. The prototype aircraft, destined for the United Arab Emirates Air Force and Defence (UAEAF&AD) was rolled out on 23 February at the company’s Linkoping facility in Sweden. It comes nearly two and a half years after...

Tunisian Maule ISR Package Revealed

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armadainternational.com has received details of the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) subsystems equipping the twelve Maule MW-7-10B light observation aircraft received by the Tunisian Air Force (TAF) in May 2016. The formal handover ceremony in May 2016, which was not publicised until a few months...

Crunching the Gears

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The Royal Air Force (RAF) is well on its way to clearing up the gearbox issues that have recently plagued its Airbus A400M-C1 Atlas turboprop freighters. These gearbox problems did cause, on one occasion, one of the four Europrop TP400-D5 turboprop engines used by...

Kuznetsov transits through English channel

The Russian Navy’s flag ship the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier is on her way home. She passed through the English Channel on 24th January, heading back to her Kola Bay naval base in the Barents Sea. She took a similar route on 21st October 2016,...

Preparing for Retirement

Tornado-GR4
The RAF will commence the drawdown of its Panavia Tornado-GR4 fighter force on 31 March, armadainternational.com has learned, when the jet’s training unit will disband.  15(R) Squadron located at RAF Lossiemouth airbase in northern Scotland, is the Tornado Operational Conversion Unit (OCU), which prepares pilots...

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