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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

‘Blacksnakes’ in contact

When the Indiana Air National Guard’s 163rd Fighter Squadron ‘Blacksnakes’ deployed to Central Command (CENTCOM) in 2014, it … Read More

F-15X: the story of the USAF’s new Eagle

The US Air Force looks set to purchase its first new F-15 Eagles since 2001 — so what has spurred this move? US Air Force Secretary … Read More

‘Vega 31’ Nighthawk shootdown — 20 years on

The end of the Cold War triggered the collapse of European communism and subsequent breakup of Yugoslavia, Paul Crickmore wrote in … Read More

Nighthawk lives on — exclusive video

Having broken the story of the most dramatic F-117 sighting since 2008, Combat Aircraft presents this exclusive video on the incredible … Read More

Remembering the ‘Selfridge Rhinos’

What better name could there be for a competitive event intended to demonstrate and celebrate prowess in the interception business … Read More


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