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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

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

Lightnings for Tyndall?

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

RAF Typhoons take Meteor into service – updated

Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoons have made the first in-service missions with the MBDA Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile … Read More

US Navy carrier air wing evolution

The US Navy’s nine carrier air wings (CVWs) are undergoing one of their most challenging times in modern history, writes Mike Crutch … Read More

Boeing T-X moves ahead

Boeing’s winning T-X aircraft is entering 2019 preparing for Engineering and Manufacturing Development. In an exclusive interview … Read More

F-35 enters IOT&E

The F-35 has finally started formal Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E), which is designed to measure the effectiveness, … Read More


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