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Textron Aviation delivers 1,000th T-6 Texan II

Textron Aviation Defense announced the delivery of its 1,000th Beechcraft T-6 Texan II on October 12. This came as the global Texan II fleet marked a major milestone, having now surpassed five million flight hours

12 Squadron deploy on World Cup policing duties

In what the UK MOD describe as Project Thariyat, 12 Squadron, the joint RAF/Qatari Emiri Air Force (QEAF) based at RAF Coningsby, have now deployed eight RAF Typhoons and around 200 personnel to Dukhan-Tamim Air Base in Qatar for Air policing duties

Spanish Predator-B makes its first flight in Lanzarote

A Spanish Air and Space Force (SASF)-operated MQ-9A Predator-B (serial NR.05-04 '233-04') completed its first flight from the Lanzarote Military Aerodrome on October 3

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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Which missiles will revolutionise air warfare in the future?

New aircraft may steal the headlines and pilots may be played by movie stars but it’s the weapons that are going to make the difference, Combat Aircraft Journal reports

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How is Iran revolutionising its aerial firefighting capabilities?

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has been tasked with tackling wildfires. Combat Aircraft Journal examines how their role has grown as incidents increase

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The transformation of the US Navy Boeing E-6 Mercury

Its name may have changed early in its career, but the Boeing E-6 has since undergone further, more significant transformations. Combat Aircraft Journal reports

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Behind-the-scenes with the USAF's famed Hurricane Hunters

Most pilots go out of their way to avoid hazardous weather, but the USAF’s elite 'Hurricane Hunters' tackle it head on. Chris Croot talked to members of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron about their death-defying mission

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Tension created by unprecedented PLA drills around Taiwan

The unprecedented PLA drills around Taiwan have raised tensions across the Straits to levels not seen in nearly 30 years, as Combat Aircraft Journal reports

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The F-15EX and the capabilities it brings to the USAF

As a wartime machine, the newly acquired F-15EX is yet to play its part. Combat Aircraft Journal  considers its development as a whole weapon system and the capabilities it looks to bring to the US Air Force

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