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  • Endangered species: Our Top 10 rare military aircraft


    ​Ahead of the publication of our annual World Air Forces directory, our Top 10 feature looks at some of the rarest aircraft still to be found in active military service around the globe. The selection draws on just some of the data contained within our global fleet listing, which details the almost 52,000 combat, special mission, tanker and transport aircraft, combat helicopters and training types currently in use across 160 nations. To make it more of a challenge, we have intentionally excluded nationally developed aircraft or type variants (for example the Denel Rooivalk attack helicopter) which have not been exported for use in other countries.


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  • Typhoon tries Brimstone 2 missiles for size


    ​BAE Systems has for the first time installed MBDA Brimstone air-to-surface missiles beneath the wing of a Eurofighter,...


  • Typhoon undergoes Storm Shadow drop tests


    ​An MBDA Storm Shadow missile was successfully deployed from a Eurofighter Typhoon during a series of trials led by...


  • Meteor firing trials go active with Typhoon


    ​Fresh live firing trials with MBDA’s Meteor beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile have been conducted in the UK using...


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  • Typhoon tries Brimstone 2 missiles for size

    News | 16 Dec 2014 13:16 | Craig Hoyle

    ​BAE Systems has for the first time installed MBDA Brimstone air-to-surface missiles beneath the wing of a Eurofighter, providing a glimpse of the Typhoon’s future multi-role fit for the UK Royal Air Force.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Typhoon-tries-Brimstone-2-missiles-for-size-407154/
  • Typhoon undergoes Storm Shadow drop tests

    News | 11 Dec 2014 15:54 | Beth Stevenson

    ​An MBDA Storm Shadow missile was successfully deployed from a Eurofighter Typhoon during a series of trials led by Alenia Aermacchi in November.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Typhoon-undergoes-Storm-Shadow-drop-tests-407019/
  • Meteor firing trials go active with Typhoon

    News | 10 Dec 2014 11:40 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Fresh live firing trials with MBDA’s Meteor beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile have been conducted in the UK using a development example of the Eurofighter Typhoon.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Meteor-firing-trials-go-active-with-Typhoon-406948/
  • ANALYSIS: World air forces fighting on many fronts

    News | 09 Dec 2014 09:27 | Craig Hoyle

    ​After a more than decade-long ­involvement in Afghanistan, the air wings of multiple nations had ­expected some ­respite from years of combat activity by late 2014, as the NATO-led mission completes its transition of control to the authorities in Kabul.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-World-air-forces-fighting-on-many-fronts-406869/
  • Endangered species: Our Top 10 rare military aircraft

    News | 05 Dec 2014 15:07 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Ahead of the publication of our annual World Air Forces directory, our Top 10 feature looks at some of the rarest aircraft still to be found in active military service around the globe. The selection draws on just some of the data contained within our global fleet listing, which details the almost 52,000 combat, special mission, tanker and transport aircraft, combat helicopters and training types currently in use across 160 nations. To make it more of a challenge, we have intentionally excluded nationally developed aircraft or type variants (for example the Denel Rooivalk attack helicopter) which have not been exported for use in other countries.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Endangered-species-Our-Top-10-rare-military-aircraft-406806/
  • ANALYSIS: Miltary faces 'perfect storm' of budget vs need

    News | 03 Dec 2014 09:25 | David Learmount

    European defence forces are facing a “perfect storm”, and those in the UK are at its eye. So says Andrew Dorman, Professor of International Security in the defence studies department at Kings College, London, and a lecturer at the UK Joint Services Command and Staff College in Shrivenham.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Miltary-faces-perfect-storm-of-budget-vs-need-406045/