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General Qasem Soleimani

ANALYSIS: Iran/US escalation and mobilisation

Tensions are at a critical level in the Middle East following a US drone strike – authorised by US President Donald Trump – that killed General Qasem Soleimani of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), sparking a major escalation of the long-running stand-off between the two countries.

F-117A Nighthawk

The Nighthawk Returns!

Last February, Combat Aircraft Journal brought you the incredible story of the still-active F-117A Nighthawks that were photographed and filmed flying at low level in the Mojave Desert. Aircraft continued to be seen throughout 2019, but of recent their appearances had dropped off. However, now the F-117 is back!

ICYMI: The final days of Tucano

In a new, exclusive video, Combat Aircraft Editor, Jamie Hunter, spends time with No 72 Squadron during the final days of the Tucano T1.

Special Report: 'Felon' Down

The first series production Su-57 ‘Felon’ crashed last December shortly before it was to have been handed over to the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) for initial military evaluation.

East Sale's Trainer Transition

Patrick Dirksen and Frank Mink were invited to Royal Australian Air Force Base East Sale, Victoria, to witness operations by the PC-21 and learn more about the benefits of the new training system that comes with it.

US Navy ‘Wings of Gold’

US Navy ‘Wings of Gold’

Combat Aircraft embedded with the US Navy’s Training Air Wing One at NAS Meridian, Mississippi, for our December and January issues to report on the process of training of future naval aviators on the T-45 Goshawk.

Contenders for FARA-CP programme

ANALYSIS: FARA in Focus

Khalem Chapman provides detailed insight into each contender in the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft – Competitive Prototype (FARA-CP) programme before the US Army narrows its selection down to just two concepts.

Phantom Survivors: Gods of War

The Hellenic Air Force is one of two European air arms that still operate the F-4. Now confined to a single squadron, it still provides a meaningful multi-role capability for the Greek military.

Red Tails over Alabama

While Vermont became the first Air National Guard wing to receive the F-35, Dannelly Field near Montgomery in Alabama is gearing up to be the second. The 187th Fighter Wing will receive Lightning IIs in 2024 as it adds another chapter to the proud history of the ‘Red Tail Heritage’ of the ‘Tuskegee Airmen’.

Fairchild-Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II.

The ULTIMATE A-10!

Just five years ago, the US Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II fleet looked to be dead and buried. But it's now found a new lease of life in US Air Force campaigns across the Middle East!

Video Interview: Commanding the Fighting Saints!

Combat Aircraft Journal Editor, Jamie Hunter, interviews CDR Andrew Craig, commanding officer (CO) of VFC-13 - a US Navy adversary squadron at NAS Fallon flying the F-5N and supporting fleet training and TOPGUN.