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TOPGUN turning 50

Many Combat Aircraft readers will recall our September 2018 issue with our free supplement dedicated to the famous US Navy Fighter … Read More

Raytheon scoops Marine Hornet deal

Raytheon has won the competition to supply new Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radars for the US Marine Corps’ fleet … Read More

Fightinghawks still at large

While Argentina’s A-4AR Fightinghawks are amongst the last examples of the Skyhawk in active military service, they continue to support … Read More

Boeing delivers first KC-46 to USAF despite ongoing problems

The US Air Force has accepted the first Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker for operational testing, with the aircraft set to be delivered … Read More

UK declares major combat air milestones

The UK has declared initial operating capability of its F-35B Lightnings of No 617 Squadron plus its upgraded Eurofighter Typhoon Centurion. … Read More

Syrian air strikes back on the rise

Despite posturing to remove US ground forces from the campaign against so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria, figures released by the … Read More

Thai Gripens setting new standard in Southeast Asia

The Royal Thai Air Force has marked 10 years since ordering the Saab Gripen and 10,000 flying hours. These are milestones that reflect … Read More

Tomcats at war

Although developed during the Cold War as a fighter, the mighty Grumman F-14 Tomcat evolved into the US Navy’s premier precision-strike … Read More

Mountain flying — Swiss style

Every year, in the first two weeks of October, a two-day event high in the Swiss Alps attracts world attention, writes Philippe Rey. … Read More

Lightnings for Tyndall?

The USAF has recommended the appropriation of supplemental funding to rebuild Tyndall AFB, Florida, which received catastrophic damage … Read More

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