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Beginning of the End for F-35?

The United States Air Force’s (USAF) Warfighting Integration Capability (AFWIC) office has drawn up a new future fighter roadmap that would cap Lockheed Martin...
Lockheed Martin F-35B

Check Six – 360º Air Engagements

Air-to-air missiles can engage targets beyond visual range and ‘over the shoulder.’ The development of fighter aircraft has largely stalled in recent years, at least...
1-Eurofighter-Saudi-Arabia

The Expansion of GCC Air Power

Published in the Middle East Feb/Mar 2021 Supplement - The expansion of GCC Air Power has been rapid and in no small measure driven...
Litening pod

Nowhere to Hide

Published in December 2020/January 2021 issue - Targeting pods have matured and are turning the laser-guided bomb from bludgeon to rapier! Though guided munitions date...
RAF Typhoon Eurofighter at the US Exercise Red Flag 2014.

Survivability Through Digital Stealth

Can reprogrammable electronic warfare systems provide protection for tactical aircraft in a dynamic and changing threat environment? Leonardo believe in rapidly reprogrammable electronic warfare (EW) systems. Not only...
Rafale-F4

Rafale F4 launched

Jon Lake - On 14 January 2019, the French government signed a $2.26 billion (€2 billion) contract with Dassault Aviation for a batch of...

RAF Typhoons Carry Brimstone Over Syria

Jon Lake - The RAF’s Typhoon Force has flown its first operational sortie carrying the new-to-Typhoon MBDA Brimstone 2 precision attack missile. On 30 January, Air...
RAF-Tornado-Force

RAF Tornado Bows Out

Jon Lake - On 31 January 2019, the RAF Tornado Force flew its final operational sortie on Operation Shader - the UK element of the...
MRM

Four generations of strike fighters?

When UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announced that the RAF’s F-35Bs were ready to deploy, having attained initial operating capability (IOC), he did so...
KC46

KC-46A Edges Nearer to Service Entry

Jon Lake - Boeing has announced that its KC-46A Pegasus tanker has completed the second phase of flight testing in support of receiver certification....

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ARM for TFX

German Bite

Guardrail Goodbye

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