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Combat Aircraft Magazine
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4y ago
Brought to you by the teams behind the world’s leading aviation publications and their network of contributors, www.Key.Aero combines publishing pedigree with the latest and most comprehensive source of aviation insight, commentary, events and debate in one place: your aviation destination.…Read more ..read more
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Boeing/Saab T-X named T-7A Red Hawk
Combat Aircraft Magazine
by Jamie Hunter
4y ago
The US Air Force has named the Boeing/Saab T-X advanced trainer as the T-7A Red Hawk, Air Force Acting Secretary Matt Donovan announced at the Air Force Associations’s 2019 Air, Space and Cyber Conference, on September 16. The name honors…Read more ..read more
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Report says Boeing/Saab T-X trainer would make an ideal light fighter
Combat Aircraft Magazine
by Jamie Hunter
4y ago
A new study for the US Air Force says the key to expanding its fleet of fighter aircraft could lay in developing the new Boeing/Saab T-X trainer as a low-cost, lightweight, fighter. The study is one of two reports by…Read more ..read more
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The ultimate A-10 — ‘Warthog’ set to be transformed with a raft of upgrades
Combat Aircraft Magazine
by Jamie Hunter
4y ago
Just five years ago, the US Air Force A-10 fleet looked to be dead and buried as the type was offered up for divestment as a cost cutting measure. Yet lawmakers in Washington blocked the USAF from divesting itself of…Read more ..read more
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USAF strategic bombers gearing up for the future threat
Combat Aircraft Magazine
by Jamie Hunter
4y ago
Against a backdrop of resurgent Russian Long-Range Aviation — Moscow’s equivalent — and an expanding Chinese bomber force, Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) is a force under pressure. In mid-2019, it was reported that only six B-1B Lancers were…Read more ..read more
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Spirits train alongside British Lightnings
Combat Aircraft Magazine
by Jamie Hunter
4y ago
The US Air Force deployed a task force of B-2A Spirit stealth bombers on August 26 from the 509th BW at Whiteman AFB in Missouri to RAF Fairford, UK. The USAF said that the deployment was to conduct theater integration…Read more ..read more
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ATAC flies its first Mirage F1
Combat Aircraft Magazine
by Jamie Hunter
4y ago
Textron Airborne Solution’s Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC) marked the first flight of one of its ex-French Air Force Dassault Mirage F1s at its base at Alliance Airport, Texas, on August 22. It came a month to the day after…Read more ..read more
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Saab flies first Gripen E for Brazil
Combat Aircraft Magazine
by Jamie Hunter
4y ago
Saab completed the maiden flight of the first Gripen E fighter for Brazil on August 26. The aircraft (serial 39-6001) took off from the company’s Linköping airfield with Saab test pilot Richard Ljungberg at the controls. The flight lasted some…Read more ..read more
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‘Northern Lightning’ in full stride
Combat Aircraft Magazine
by Jamie Hunter
4y ago
When thinking of large-force employment (LFE) exercises that provide integration of fourth- and fifth-generation assets with adversary and full-spectrum threat simulation, ‘Red Flag’ likely first comes to mind. It is perhaps the most well known and is certainly the largest…Read more ..read more
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‘Madhatters’ in the US for training ‘roadshow’
Combat Aircraft Magazine
by Jamie Hunter
4y ago
The 492nd Fighter Squadron ‘Madhatters’ are winding up a five-week training ‘roadshow’ in the US. Based at RAF Lakenheath, UK, under the 48th Fighter Wing, the unit headed Stateside to initially participate in Exercise ‘Red Flag’ at Nellis AFB, Nevada,…Read more ..read more
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