This week Flightglobal publication Flight International presents its annual, and free, directory of the world’s air forces.
We also look at common threads across nations. Budgetary pressures have influenced nations around the world over the last year in how they operate their existing military aircraft and seek to acquire more capable and cost-effective replacements.
We look at Lockheed Martin’s F-35 programme, which Lockheed says is on track despite ongoing challenges. We ask if it can still deliver the dream.
On the cover (below) is a photograph from Lockheed Martin of the first two F-35A flight test aircraft.
Also featured this week are:
- Big spenders: Our report of last week’s Middle East Business Aviation show in Dubai
- Korea trouble: Rising tension on the peninsula could push South Korea to accelerate fighter fleet upgrades
- To neo – or not?: Banks and lessors are underwhelmed by Airbus and its A320 re-engining plans