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ANALYSIS: How Black Hawk cockpits are entering the digital age

The use of digital cockpit technology in the US military’s UH-60 helicopter has modernised a legacy platform and served as a test case for future rotary platform systems

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Germany lists Ukraine weapons contribution

Germany has outlined its military equipment contribution to Ukraine to aid Kyiv in its fight against Russia following Moscow’s renewed February invasion

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Star Maker: Ukraine's use of private sector satellite services

As Russian forces surged into Ukraine following Moscow’s decision on February 24 to commit its military to the toppling of the Zelenskyy government, private sector satellite service providers stepped in to support Kyiv's needs

Boeing teams with Canadian industry to offer P-8A Poseidon

Boeing and several Canadian industry partners have announced their intent to collaborate to provide the P-8A Poseidon platform for the Canadian Multi-Mission Aircraft (CMMA) requirement

Second Iwakuni-based F-35B squadron declares Full Operational Capability

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 242 has reached Full Operational Capability and is ready to support its full complement of intended missions

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New RAF Typhoon radar still planned for introduction by 2030

The next step of the planned European Common Radar System Mark 2 Active Electronically Scanned Array radar, intended to be fitted to Royal Air Force Typhoon multi-role fighters, will see the completion of a prototype system ahead of manufacturer testing

Arkansas nets LMXT tanker boom refuelling system deal

Lockheed Martin and Airbus announced on May 18 that the aerial refuelling boom system for the LMXT strategic tanker aircraft will be manufactured by Airbus in western Arkansas

USAF and Lockheed Martin complete ARRW hypersonic flight test

The US Air Force and Lockheed Martin have conducted a hypersonic-boosted flight test of the AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon from the service’s B-52H Stratofortress

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Turkey’s Bayraktar TB2 and its use over Ukraine and Azerbaijan

The use of Baykar Defence’s Bayraktar TB2 platform in Ukraine and Azerbaijan has cemented Turkey’s role as a drone provider. Air Forces Monthly investigates

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Schiebel says reports on S-100 use by Russian military are incorrect

Rotary uncrewed aircraft systems manufacturer Schiebel has moved to refute suggestions one of its S-100 platforms, operated by Russian forces, was shot down by the Ukrainian military in mid-April

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Aerial firefighting: Combatting wildfires in the Czech Republic

During late July, the Czech Republic saw one of its worst ever wildfires that spanned over a week. AirForces Monthly travelled to the affected areas to see the aerial firefighting operation unfold

Comment: The sorry story of the Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre's impending demise

Newquay Airport museum on the brink of closure as council refuses to budge

Can you help a Spitfire recovery?

Crowd-funding appeal started with aim of bringing MkVb AD377 up from its Norfolk resting-place 

First Protector RG1 handed over to the RAF

Acceptance Test Procedures for the Royal Air Force's first General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) MQ-9B Protector RG1 remotely piloted aircraft system have been completed

USS Gerald R Ford sets sail on first deployment

The US Navy's latest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R Ford (CVN-78) departed from Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, for its first-ever deployment

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Embraer’s E2 orderbook increase

The Brazilian manufacturer has revealed new commitments for its E2 family of jets at the Istanbul Airshow 2022. Find out more…

Belfast City 2022 for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Scenery developer, UK2000 has announced George Best Belfast City Airport is now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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World Airline Passenger Ranking for 2021: Cirium analysis

In this month’s catch-up with the Cirium team, chief of strategy Kevin O’Toole looks back at how the world’s largest airlines fared during the pandemic

HISTORIC QUIZ: BRITISH INTERWAR FIGHTERS

They say the interwar period was the golden era of aviation, but how much do you know about Britain's fighters of that era?

IndiaFoxtEcho M-346 for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

IndiaFoxtEcho has released the Aermacchi M-346 Master for Microsoft Flight Simulator.