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Helicopter gunships in AFM

Helicopter gunships were all the rage in the latter part of the Cold War. On each side of the Iron Curtain, huge numbers of NATO and … Read More

AFM at LIMA: Singaporean ‘bombtruck’

AFM correspondent Alan Warnes caught this F-15SG in the static display at LIMA 17 at Langkawi International Airport in Malaysia. Assigned … Read More

AFM at LIMA: Leonardo P-72A debut

Leonardo is exhibiting a P-72A (company designation ATR-72MPA) maritime patrol aircraft at LIMA 17, where the type is making its public … Read More

End of the line for No XV Squadron

Today saw the end of an era as the Royal Air Force’s No XV (Reserve) Squadron conducted its final flights at RAF Lossiemouth, Scotland. … Read More

Italian G550 CAEW enters service

A first Italian Air Force G550 CAEW (Conformal Airborne Early Warning) aircraft has been taken on by 71° Gruppo of 14° Stormo based … Read More

PAF celebrates 50th C-130 overhaul

AFM’s World Air Forces Correspondent Alan Warnes reports that the Pakistan Air Force’s 130th Air Engineering Depot (AED) recently … Read More

F-35B fires ASRAAM

MBDA has reported the first live firing of an Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missile (ASRAAM) from an F-35B Lightning II. MBDA is … Read More

CV-22’s Japan deployment delayed

The US Department of Defense has announced a delay in stationing a US Air Force special operations squadron of CV-22 Osprey tiltotor … Read More

USAF seeks red air contractors

While red air is now a familiar feature of US Department of Defense training, the US Air Force has announced it is in the market for … Read More

Germany goes for Triton

Germany is to buy the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) from Northrop Grumman to succeed the abortive EuroHawk drone programme. … Read More


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