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Navy aggressor mission in the spotlight

As the contractor aggressor mission ramps up to meet increased demand, the US Navy is still maximising the support from its Tactical … Read More

Famous Navy squadron is turning 100

VFA-14 ‘Tophatters’ — the US Navy’s ‘oldest and boldest’ air squadron — marks its centenary in September. Informally … Read More

What do aggressor aircraft actually do?

Combat Aircraft’s exclusive post at the weekend that showed photographs of a US Air Force F-117 in possible hybrid colors raised … Read More

Defending Peruvian skies

Latin American air arms have traditionally been keen operators of French aircraft. While Peru isn’t the first nation you might think … Read More

Nellis ‘Panther’ tamers

While politics and popular media divide opinion on the F-35, the US Air Force is quietly and confidently getting on with the job of … Read More

Saab flies third Gripen E but won’t participate in Swiss evaluation

Swedish aerospace giant Saab conducted the first flight of its third Gripen E (serial 39-10) test aircraft on  June 10. It followed … Read More

‘Centurion’ Typhoon — the cornerstone of RAF ‘combat air’

There’s a quiet revolution going on. After years of degradation, ‘mass’ is a word that is finally gaining traction when it comes … Read More

Nellis aggressors — bad guys on the rise

As the temperature hits 30-degrees, four pilots step into the searing heat of a bright Nevada morning, quickly slapping on their sunglasses … Read More

‘Knighthawks’ — the ’emergency response’ squadron

The US Navy is focused on the big buzzword of readiness and its ability to become more dynamically deployable. VFA-136 ‘Knighthawks’ … Read More

Marine Harriers set for extended service

The 2019 US Marine Corps TACAIR plan is out, and for Harrier fans it makes great reading. The Corps says it now plans to retain its … Read More

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