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Air Power between Russia and the West

In the first of a two-part feature on the little-known Belarusian Air Force and Air Defence, Patrick Roegies, Stefan Goossens and Erwin van Dijkman chart the history of the service’s formative years after the demise of the Soviet Union.

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Commander’s Update Briefing: BVR Combat

Air Power Association President, Air Marshal (ret’d) Greg Bagwell CB CBE, examines what’s required to ‘reach out and touch’ an enemy aircraft.

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Alpine fighter meet

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.

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In the footsteps of legends

Seventy-five years after the event, Operation Market Garden is still a focal point of remembrance for today’s airborne operations specialists.

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Sea Breeze: Black Sea war games

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

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European tankers gain momentum

Europe’s relative lack of air-to-air refuelling assets has often served to hinder NATO campaigns in the past. Now, as Alan Warnes explains, modernisation plans are starting to bear fruit.

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Wildcats play Baccarat

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

Progress for planned RAF Chinook buy

Plans to purchase additional Chinooks for the RAF appear to be moving forward.

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Fifty-fifty over the Baltics

Hungarian Gripens took part in 50 live scrambles during the 50th rotation of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission.

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The long arm of the Israeli Air Force

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.