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Progress for planned RAF Chinook buy

Dave Allport

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

Dave Allport
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In the footsteps of legends

Kees Otten and Wim Das

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

Kees Otten and Wim Das
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Air Power between Russia and the West

Patrick Roegies

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.

Patrick Roegies
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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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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