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.
On November 29, 2017, an Orthodox Church priest blessed new Su-35S fighters to the 159th IAP.
New Su-35S Flanker E fighters on the flight line at Besovets Air Base, home of the 159th IAP.
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.
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.
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.
An Air Force MQ-9 Reaper takes off from Kandahar Air Base, Afghanistan on November 27, 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.
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.