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The Tu-160 Blackjack fleet is undergoing a small-scale upgrade effort, with three production-upgrade standard Blackjacks already complete to the so-called Phase 1 standard. The more comprehensive Phase 2 will configure all existing Blackjacks to Tu-160M standard.
Flight deck operations aboard the HMAS Canberra at sea.
A proportion of the Tu-95MS Bear-H fleet has been cycled through the Phase 1 upgrade; a much greater enhancement to its combat performance will follow in Phase 2, configuring the Bear-H to Tu-95MSM standard.
September 19, 2018 marked the fourth anniversary of France joining allied forces over Iraq and Syria under the name Operation Chammal. Pictured are two Rafales after a mission from their base in Jordan. Note the traces of desert sand clearly visible on the fuselage.
Russia's An-12 fleet is set to remain in service for another ten years.
Sailors assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 53 (VR-53) guide a pallet aboard a C-130T Hercules during a mission providing logistics support for commands conducting maritime security operations in the US 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
Soldiers take cover behind a Bushmaster protected mobility vehicle as a CH-47 Chinook lifts off at Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Central Queensland during Exercise Hamel 2018.
Flight deck operations aboard the HMAS Canberra at sea.
The Atlantique 2 has become a veritable workhorse in current French operations, tasked with missions ranging from intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance to close air support.
An ARH Tiger helicopter and a MH-60R Seahawk operate onboard HMAS Canberra during first of class flight trials.
The C-130, C-160 and CN235 all have the capability for dropping paratroopers via a static line at their aft side doors; the A400M currently has to drop paratroopers using the cargo ramp.
Armee de l'Air Caracal pilots regularly qualify in aerial refuelling with US Air Force Special Operations Command.
The Z-10ME prototype was revealed in late September 2018. This photo shows the revised ammunition supply chain and the revised engine intakes fitted with sand-filters.
The Z-10A is the standard attack helicopter in service with all Army Aviation Brigades and is often used in conjunction with the smaller Z-19.
Since March 2014, the Z-10A has participated in amphibious operations including deployments embarked aboard the People’s Liberation Army Navy's amphibious transport dock ship Kunlun Shan (998).
It is highly likely that the Z-10K operated by the People's Liberation Army Air Force Airborne Corps, recognisable by its three-tone colour scheme, is the baseline design for the Z-10ME.
Two Army Air Corps 663 Squadron Apache AH1s landing at RAF Lakenheath, England during readiness training with the then resident HH-60G Pave Hawk-equipped 56th Rescue Squadron.
A US Army AH-64E Apache helicopter assigned to Task Force Tigershark, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, 7th Infantry Division prepares to depart for a mission at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan.
Army's Project Land 2097 Phase 4 will see the acquisition of at least 16 helicopters for Special Operations support Airbus Helicopters' H145M and Boeing’s AH-6i Little Bird are two contenders.
A C-2A Greyhound, assigned to Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40), lands on the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).
Armee de l'Air Caracal pilots regularly qualify in aerial refuelling with US Air Force Special Operations Command.
Italian built, Italian operated, F-35A MM7359/32-09 outside barn 15 at Amendola Air Base, home of 32 Stormo.
An F-35C Lightning II assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 101 (VFA-101) makes an arrested landing on the flight deck of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).
The five H145Ms ordered by the Royal Thai Navy in September 2014 are due to be delivered by the end of this year. The first two were handed over at Airbus Helicopters' facility in Donauworth in the spring, and remain in Germany for pilot training.
Army's Project Land 2097 Phase 4 will see the acquisition of at least 16 helicopters for Special Operations support Airbus Helicopters' H145M and Boeing’s AH-6i Little Bird are two contenders.
A US Marine Corps KC-130T prepares to taxi during a Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course at Yuma, Arizona.