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ALASKAN AIR BATTLES
Amit Agronov, Erik Bruijns and Mark De Greeuw head out to ‘Red Flag — Alaska’ and find an exercise that has grown in stature, attracting participants from around the globe

FEARSOME ‘FULLBACK’
In the second of a two-part review of strike aircraft in Russian service, Piotr Butowski details the impressive Su-34 ‘Fullback’, a multi-role heavy-hitter

FIGHTING FOR CANADA
Delays in the decision-making process for a new fighter are hampering Canada’s drive to replace its aging CF-188 force. James Careless examines the reasons for this and evaluates options for the way ahead

BRITAIN’S NEW AIR POWER FOCUS
The arrival of the first F-35Bs for No 617 Squadron ‘Dambusters’ in June was the first step in the plan to establish an impressive new expeditionary air power capability for the UK, as Jamie Hunter details

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‘MARINE ACE’
The Russian Navy held a large-scale exercise in June. Dmitriy Pichugin was there to see the various elements of the force’s air power capabilities in a competitive scenario

SAHEL WARRIORS
The French Air Force remains committed to Operation ‘Barkhane’ in the Sahel region of Africa. Fréderic Lért visits the Base Aérienne Projetée in Niamey, Niger

DANCING WITH THE ‘LADY’
In the second of a series of fascinating features, former U-2 pilot Lt Col (ret’d) Rick Bishop tells the story of how he trained to fly the demanding ‘Dragon Lady’

CROATIAN WARRIORS
Croatia has reached initial operational capability with its OH-58D Kiowa Warriors less than a year after receiving them. Dirk Jan de Ridder and Menso van Westrhenen found out how this was achieved

AND MUCH MORE!

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