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NATO’S Last Fitters

Piotr Butowski

While the Su-22 swing-wing strike aircraft may be obsolescent by today’s standards, 35 years ago it provided Poland with a technological leap comparable only with its subsequent purchase of F-16 fighters.

Piotr Butowski
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The long arm of the Israeli Air Force

Arie Egozi

While the Israeli Air Force is well equipped with ‘smart’ standoff weapon systems, threats developing close to the country’s borders and further afield require additional, even more capable munitions.

Arie Egozi
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Sea Breeze: Black Sea war games

Vladimir Trendafilovski

Vladimir Trendafilovski reports on the 19th edition of the annual Sea Breeze multinational maritime exercise.

Vladimir Trendafilovski

Book Reviews

Glenn Sands reviews three publications

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Bogeys, Red Eagles and Gun Dets: US Navy Topgun Instructor

It is 50 years since the founding of the worldfamous US Navy Fighter Weapons School (NFWS), better known as ‘Topgun’...

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Flight Simulator Guide

Jet Sim School in Peterborough gives you the chance to fly a...

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UK Carrier Strike: Lightning Force at Sea

Jamie Hunter

The UK Lightning Force has embarked on what is arguably its most important mission to date, taking a meaningful complement of F-35Bs to the HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08).

Jamie Hunter
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Wildcats play Baccarat

Oliver Jonischkeit

For the first time, the British Army Air Corps joined an exercise in France with both Wildcats and Apaches.

Oliver Jonischkeit
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Alpine fighter meet

Remco Stalenhoef

This year, the Franco-Swiss Épervier air defence exercise was held at the Swiss base of Payerne. Remco Stalenhoef witnessed F/A-18s and Mirage 2000-5Fs do battle over the Alps.

Remco Stalenhoef
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Airport Movements

A round-up of notable aircraft visiting UK airports.