THIS ISSUE FEATURES:



Protect and survive
Protecting aircrews in the battlespace is a top priority. Sophisticated electronic warfare systems or old-fashioned chaff and flares play an important part in modern aerial warfare, as Alan Warnes discovers.

P-8: The right choice for the UK?
While some see acquisition of the P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft as a win for the RAF, others argue that it’s too costly and the nine on order too few. Justin Bronk and Jon Lake argue the respective cases.

EXERCISE REPORT: Aces high
Since its inception in 2013 the Arctic Challenge Exercise (ACE) has grown to become one of the largest military exercises in Europe, as Fredrik Edvardsen discovers.



Desert Falcons on duty
Belgium’s Operation Desert Falcon F-16 detachment recently had its mission in the Middle East extended, as Benoît Denet reports.

Atlantic Tiger
Bob Archer and Lindsay Peacock report from the NATO Tiger Meet at Landivisiau in Brittany, on France’s Atlantic coast.

BALTOPS bombers
For the first time, Europe played host to all three of the Air Force Global Strike Command’s strategic bombers simultaneously this June. Thomas Newdick reports from RAF Fairford.

AND MUCH MORE!

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