Air International 2018-02
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One of three Su-30SMs delivered to the RNA in August 2017, operated by the 72nd Aviation Base based at Chernyakhovsk, Kaliningrad exclave.
New Su-35S Flanker E fighters on the flight line at Besovets Air Base, home of the 159th IAP.
On November 29, 2017, an Orthodox Church priest blessed new Su-35S fighters to the 159th IAP.
An E-3 Sentry conducting a surveillance and reconnaissance patrol in Syrian airspace in support of Operation Inherent Resolve receives fuel in flight on November 24, 2017.
A US Air Force E-3 Sentry Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, waits to take off on a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, on November 24, 2017.
India looks likely to have grabbed the last C-17A Globemaster II.
A J-10B with full reheat; five regiments or brigades now fly the latest J-10B and J-10C, as China continues to introduce more modern multirole types into service.
The last Su-34 Fullback delivered to the 277th BAP at Khurba Air Base is seen at the return ceremony of four aircraft from combat deployment to Syria on December 20, 2017.
Pre-flight checks on a MQ-9 Reaper fitted with a Gorgon Stare counter-IED sensor for a sortie at Kandahar Air Base, Afghanistan.
An Air Force MQ-9 Reaper takes off from Kandahar Air Base, Afghanistan on November 27, 2017.
Five Piaggio P.180 Avanti aircraft, all assigned to Italian armed services.
An artist impression of a maritime patrol version of the P.180 Avanti.
AECC Commercial Aircraft Engines CJ-1000AX engine, unveiled late in December 2017, is an indigenous powerplant for the C919 airliner but it may find its way on to other applications, such as the Y-20.
An E-8C JSTARS takes off from Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, on a mission in support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
Modernisation of China's forces also includes the Y-20 transport, with reports the WS-20 is ready to be tested on the Y-20A this year.
The J-20A entered PLAAF service in 2017 and there have been reports the indigenous WS-15 engine for the fighter might be tested in flight this year.