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Latest Issue: August 2014 - Vol 15 No 8

THE REAPER CALLS
In the aftermath of the Ukrainian presidential overthrow, NATO found itself needing to respond with diplomacy and strength. Rich Cooper joins the ‘Grim Reapers’ of the 493rd Fighter Squadron, who were already well positioned to answer the call of duty and provide air superiority cover for the Baltic States

TYPHOON WEAPONS SCHOOL
Combat Aircraft editor Jamie Hunter visits RAF Coningsby’s No 29 (Reserve) Squadron to witness the work of the UK’s equivalent of the US Air Force Weapons School

COMBAT DRAGON II
In a rapid response program to provide a possible counter-insurgency platform for the Afghan theater, two OV-10G+ Broncos underwent testing in the little-publicized Combat Dragon II effort. Michael Keaveney and Thomas Newdick report

EXERCISE REPORT: ‘BULLDOGS’ IN BULGARIA
Minnesota Air National Guard F-16s met their Hellenic Air Force counterparts, as well as Romanian MiG-21 LanceRs and representatives of all current Bulgarian Air Force fast jet types, during Exercise ‘Thracian Star 2014’. Alexander Mladenov was there

PILOT PROFILE: INTERVIEW WITH A ‘VAMPIRE’
Alan Kenny meets LT Patrick ‘Fab’ Martin who flies the EA-18G Growler with VX-9 ‘Vampires’ at NAWS China Lake, California. He spoke to Combat Aircraft about his work with US Naval Aviation’s operational test specialists

DUTCH HERCS GO NRF
Having doubled its Hercules fleet in recent years, the Royal Netherlands Air Force is now moving closer to assignment to the NATO Response Force. Gert Kromhout and Frank Crébas/Bluelife Aviation flew with 336 Squadron as it worked towards this goal with a busy schedule of European exercises

OSPREY GUNNER
Ivan Voukadinov heads to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma’s latest Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course, where there was signifi cant participation by US Marine Corps MV-22B Ospreys

FACT FILE: NETZ, BARAK AND SUFA
The backbone of the Israeli fi ghter force remains the F-16, in all its variants. Now, more than three decades after the type’s combat debut, Ofer Zidon examines the history of the Israeli Fighting Falcon fleet, as well as its current status

FRENCH F1 FAREWELL
Combat Aircraft pays tribute to the Mirage F1 in French Air Force service as it bows out, with reporting from Johannes Kraak, Gert Kromhout and Rich Cooper

EXERCISE REPORT: WARTHOGS BACK IN GERMANY
After an absence of two years, US Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs temporarily returned to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany for Exercise ‘Combined Resolve II’, covered by Nico van Remmerden and Peter ten Berg

BOMBER COUNTRY
In June, a small US Air Force Global Strike Command contingent detached to RAF Fairford, England. Jamie Hunter caught up with the deployed personnel

CUTTING EDGE
Combat Aircraft’s monthly column reporting from the front line of aerospace technology, by David Axe

INDUSTRY REPORT : OSPREY EYES THE COD
Jamie Hunter evaluates the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey as a contender for the US Navy’s next-generation Carrier On-board Delivery aircraft

NEWS

HEADLINE NEWS
US military gets the call for support from Iraq, Sukhoi T-50 catches fire and Japan’s stealth fighter revealed?

US NEWS
F-35 news round-up, Fort Smith’s A-10 farewell and ‘Angel Thunder’ CSAR exercise report

EUROPE NEWS
T-50 weapons trials, stunning ‘Bavarian Tiger’, and RAF Chinook HC6 handed over

WORLD NEWS
Special ops Israeli Hercules, ‘new’ North Korean MiG-21s and Syrian MiG upgrade revealed

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