THIS ISSUE FEATURES:
The F-35B is the central pillar in the future of US Marine Corps aviation. The challenge of realizing the capabilities and potential of such an advanced aircraft is felt across the Aviation Combat Element, but nowhere more so than at VMX-1. Jamie Hunter meets the Marine Corps’ specialist operational test unit
When the US Air Force needed to boost the numbers in its gunship fleet it turned to converted C-130Hs, giving rise to the potent AC-130W - better known as the Stinger II. Ashley Wallace travels to Cannon AFB to see these elusive machines in action
RAFALE’S WAR ON TERROR
Under Operation ‘Chammal’ - the French participation in Operation ‘Inherent Resolve’ - Rafales have been forward-deployed in Jordan. Frédéric Lert details how the French Air Force has reached a new level in power projection
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:
Francesco Militello Mirto flies with the Italian Air Force’s 4° Stormo in the potent Eurofighter Typhoon
ENEMIES OF THE STATE
As President Donald Trump took office he immediately ordered his generals and security advisors to deliver within a month a plan on how to defeat the so-called Islamic State. Tim Ripley provides a current situation report for Operation ‘Inherent Resolve’
USAF LOOKS AT LIGHT ATTACK
Jamie Hunter describes the US Air Force’s plan to examine options for an ‘affordable’ new light attack platform, able to support ground forces in a ‘low-end’ conflict
AND MUCH MORE!
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