809 NAS F-35B


UK reforms 809 NAS as second frontline F-35B squadron

The UK has stood up its second frontline squadron to operate the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II: the Royal Navy’s 809 NAS.

M-346 IFTS


Sweden signs 10-year deal with Italy for military flight training

Sweden has become the latest country to sign up for the military flight training services offered by the Italian air force, contracting for the tuition of 100 students and four instructors over the next decade.



Australia waves its last AP-3C Orions into retirement

The Royal Australian Air Force has ended operations with the Lockheed Martin AP-3C Orion, with its final two examples having left use in early December.

Top Aces A-4 Advanced Aggressor Fighter (AAF) Photo Éric Desbiens


Top Aces adds A-4 Skyhawk to Canadian adversary training fleet

The private provider of adversary air support has been providing aggressor training to the Royal Canadian Air Force using a fleet of modified Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jets and Bombardier Learjet 35s.

Fury side profile


Anduril advancing Fury autonomous fighter after Blue Force acquisition

California defence start-up Anduril is integrating its proprietary autonomy software, along with expertise in propulsion and composite materials, into the Fury autonomous fighter platform, following the company’s acquisition of the jet’s original designer Blue Force Technologies.

Anduril Roadrunner landing


Anduril unveils drone-killing ‘reusable missile’ designed for mass production

Part aircraft, part munition, the Roadrunner is a lethally-armed, twin-engined jet designed by US defence start-up Anduril to cheaply intercept and destroy high-density aerial threats, including cruise missiles, UAVs and some crewed aircraft – or return to base for refuelling and subsequent flights.

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Spain signs development contract for SIRTAP unmanned air system

Spain has placed a multi-million-euro contract with Airbus Defence & Space for the development and delivery of a new tactical unmanned air system (UAS).

Mojave on Prince of Wales


General Atomics touts STOL wing for MQ-9B after Mojave carrier debut

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems sees the UK and several other nations as potential future customers for a version of its MQ-9B unmanned air vehicle adapted for short take-off and landing (STOL) operations.