AirForces Monthly - April issue - OUT NOW!

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Training a Typhoon pilot
In the first of a two-part feature, Jamie Hunter visits No 29 Squadron at RAF Coningsby to find out how the Royal Air Force trains new Eurofighter Typhoon pilots.

Supremacy in the South Pacific
The Chilean Navy complements its surface and submarine fleet with one of the most powerful naval aviation arms in South America. Cees-Jan van der Ende and Cristobal Soto Pino visited its aviators, who operate over one of the most extensive coastlines in the world.

Iberia’s big cats
Salvador Mafé Huertas reviews the progress of the Tigre attack helicopter in Spanish Army service and considers the prospects for the advanced HAD variant.


Operation Olive Branch
In January 2018, the Turkish armed forces began a campaign in northern Syria, officially targeting Kurdish and Islamist factions. Onur Kurç and Tayfun Yaşar examine Turkey’s latest major military operation.

Mexican spycraft
Mariano García and José Quevedo review the status of Mexico’s intelligence-gathering fleet, among the most complex in the region, and one that operates manned and unmanned platforms in a variety of roles.

Gripen masterminds
Stefan Degraef and Edwin Borremans visit the Swedish Air Force’s Gripen Operational Test and Evaluation Unit, where a small but important community is responsible for trials of all Gripen-related hardware and software destined for the front line.


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