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Big year for ‘Red Flag’

Nellis AFB is gearing up for a busy year of ‘Red Flag’ exercises. ’19-1′ wraps up this week, with ’19-2′ … Read More

Japan’s ‘hyper-Viper’

You could tell two quite different stories about the Japanese Mitsubishi F-2 fighter, which was originally known as the FS-X, explains … Read More

Strike Eagle squadron — coming soon to Combat Aircraft

Ever wondered what it’s like to spend a day in the life of a famous USAF fighter squadron? Combat Aircraft has been behind-the-scenes … Read More

Can the USAF expand?

‘America’s military has no preordained right to victory on the battlefield,’ so says US Air Force chief Gen David Goldfein. So … 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

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

Expanding aggressor community brings welcome variety

In a world where fighter aircraft are increasingly painted dull gray and fifth-generation in design — they are highly-capable but … Read More

Vertical challenges – part 2

In our December issue is the concluding part of this two-part series, as Combat Aircraft looks back at how the US Marine Corps fielded … Read More


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