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Coming home
Tactical Air Force Wing 51 ‘Immelmann’ in northern Germany has taken over the training of future Luftwaffe Tornado crews after disbandment of the German Air Force Flying Training Center in New Mexico, as Dr Stefan Petersen found out.

The Prowler and beyond
As the electronic warfare and air defence capabilities of potential near-peer adversaries evolve and expand, the US Marine Corps is upgrading its EW systems and doctrine to meet the threats.

Last of the Snails
After 24 years of service in Portuguese Air Force colours, the Alpha Jet disappeared forever from the skies of Portugal at the end of January. Stefan Degraef assesses the type’s final years.

‘Romeo’ rising
The entire Royal Danish Air Force helicopter fleet is stationed at Flyvestation Karup in Jutland. As the Lynx makes way for the MH-60R, Ted Carlson reviews the status of Helicopter Wing Karup.

Brand new heavy
The A400M Atlas C1 has quietly entered service with the Royal Air Force and gained significant praise from its users, plus it’s notched up its first operational deployment. Jamie Hunter visits RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, to see the Atlas at first hand and talks exclusively with Officer Commanding No LXX Squadron.

Roughing it in the Alps
Just one Swiss Air Force squadron flies the rugged Pilatus PC-6, and it puts its militia pilots to the test with demanding rough-field operations. Peter Lewis finds out what makes Air Transport Squadron 7 a unique unit within the Swiss armed forces.


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