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MiG-31: One of a kind
Piotr Butowski examines the current status of the MiG-31 Foxhound, a Cold War-designed interceptor that recently returned to the news as the launch platform for one of Russia’s new ‘super weapons’ – the Kinzhal hypersonic missile.

Training a Typhoon pilot: part two
Concluding a two-part feature, Jamie Hunter returns to No 29 Squadron at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire, to learn how Royal Air Force Typhoon pilot training has evolved in recent years.

Serving in the shadows
The Jandarma Havacılık Komutanlığı (Gendarmerie Aviation Command) is one of Turkey’s most elusive air arms. Marco Dijkshoorn assesses its assets, capabilities and recent developments, in an article that includes a full order of battle and type-by-type fleet analysis.

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Dragon Lady at war
The US Air Force’s U-2 ‘Dragon Lady’ spy planes have played a key intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance role over Syria and Iraq since the start of Operation Inherent Resolve, as Babak Taghvaee recounts.

Caimans in Mali
A pair of Belgian Air Component NH90 TTHs have arrived in Africa for the first operational deployment of the force’s Caiman helicopters, as Jos Schoofs explains.

View to a kill – part one
In the first of a two-part feature, Douglas Barrie and Piotr Butowski review the short-range air-to-air missiles currently in service around the world.


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