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USS Tripoli returns after successful first Indo-Pacific deployment

The US Navy's second America-class amphibious assault ship, USS Tripoli (LHA-7), returned to Naval Base San Diego in California - the vessel's home port - with its complement of Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning IIs on November 29, after completing its first operational deployment to the Indo-Pacific.

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The story behind the USAF's controversial CSAR Replacement Vehicle project

The shambles over the selection for the Combat Search and Rescue Replacement Vehicle (CSAR-X) programme raised questions over procurement processes. David Willis details one of USAF’s most controversial projects

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US Army moves to change Confederacy-affiliated base names

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd J Austin III recently approved the renaming of nine US Army bases and eliminating more than 1,100 other assets that honored the Confederate states that fought against the Union Army during the American Civil War. Tom Kaminski explores what changes will be made in the wake of this decision

OPINION: Should the rise of 'woke' wipe out US Confederate base names?

As the US Army moves to rename bases that honour Confederate leaders from the American Civil War, Alan Warnes asks whether the rise of 'woke' trends should force militaries around the globe to try to rewrite their histories?

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Just a Nice Pic Competition - Top 10!

Combat Aircraft Journal presents ten outstanding images from its first ‘just a nice pic’ competition.

USMC marks major milestone with final AH-1Z Viper delivery

The US Marine Corps (USMC) received its 189th and final Bell AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Camp Pendleton in California on November 4

AFSOC receives final AC-130J gunship

US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) took delivery of its final Lockheed Martin AC-130J Ghostrider fixed-wing gunship at Cannon Air Force Base (AFB), New Mexico, on November 2

US Navy's 'Red Lancers' familiarise the RNZAF with Poseidon ops

The US Navy's VP-10 ‘Red Lancers’ spent the latter part of October at RNZAF Base Ohakea displaying the capabilities of the Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to the RNZAF with a single aircraft and nine crew and maintenance staff

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Inside Boeing's big push to sell F/A-18 Super Hornets to India

Khalem Chapman explores Boeing’s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Block III offering to the Indian Navy as it looks to further modernize its carrier-based fighter fleet

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