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Keeping the fragile peace
At its peak in 1999 the Kosovo Force comprised 50,000 troops from 39 countries. Today, it is far smaller, yet its role in the Balkan province is just as vital. Martin Scharenborg and Ramon Wenink report from KFOR HQ, Camp Bondsteel.

First among equals
The work of 311º Gruppo Volo, the flight-test unit of the Italian Air Force, can bring tears to a pilot’s eye. Giovanni Colla and Remo Guidi reveal why.

Czech revolution
With L-159 ALCA production resumed and the new L-39NG on the scene, AFM's Alan Warnes reveals a bright future for Aero Vodochody.

Leading from the front
Jamie Hunter examines how No 1 (Fighter) Squadron at RAF Lossiemouth meets the Royal Air Force Typhoon Force’s diverse and demanding year-round schedule.



Fire Bosses and Super Scoopers

Dirk Jan de Ridder and Menso van Westrhenen spend a week with the pilots of the Croatian Air Force’s Firefighting Squadron.

Greek recce Rhinos retire

The Hellenic Air Force’s 348 MTA was disbanded in May after the retirement of the last three airworthy RF-4Es in Europe.

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