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Latest Issue: November 2014 - Vol 15 No 11

Exercise Report: New Partners
Ioannis Lekkas reports as two high-profile units of the US Air Forces in Europe, the 494th and 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadrons, deploy to Greece for bilateral training with the Hellenic Air Force. Ioannis Lekkas

UNIT REPORT: WEREWOLVES
Rens van Rijn and Dennis Vink make for Luke AFB to meet the Air Force Reserve personnel of the 69th Fighter Squadron. They are the ‘Werewolves’…

THE ‘ECHO’ APACHE
The US Army has begun to field the latest model of the Boeing Apache attack helicopter, the AH-64E Guardian. Barry D. Smith heads into the desert with the Army aviators of C Company, 1-25th ARB, as they train with the ‘Echo’ at the National Training Center (NTC)

EAGLE SCHOOL
The 173rd Fighter Wing is currently the only American F-15C formal training unit (FTU) and produces every new airman in the US Eagle community, as Robert F. Dorr details. Exclusive photos by Jim Haseltine

THUNDER IN PAKISTANI SKIES
Pakistan, together with its Chinese partners, is now looking for export customers for the JF-17 Thunder as production gathers pace and the aircraft becomes operational with the Pakistan Air Force. Rogier Westerhuis visited Pakistan to learn more about the aircraft

DUTCH LIGHTNING
The 33rd Fighter Wing’s transition to the F-35 is progressing rapidly, not just for US forces but also international partners. Frank Visser went to the F-35 Integrated Training Center to report on the Royal Netherlands Air Force and its increasing presence in the F-35 program. Exclusive images from Frank Crébas/Bluelife Aviation

UNIT REPORT: GREYHAWKS, GREYHOUNDS, AND HAWKEYES
Ted Carlson/Fotodynamics.com reports on VAW-120 ‘Greyhawks’, the US Navy’s E-2/C-2 Fleet Replacement Squadron at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, exploring the work of this unit as it introduces the latest E-2D Advanced Hawkeye variant

SPECIAL REPORT: YEARS OF LUFTWAFFE EUROFIGHTER
Stefan Büttner and Alexander Golz were there as Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 73 ‘Steinhoff’ celebrated three anniversaries during an open house event at its Laage base in north-east Germany

GLORY DAYS: MANNED MISSILES OVER THE BALTIC
For many years during the Cold War the F-104 was a mainstay of NATO forces in Central Europe. Dr Stefan Petersen recalls flying with the last Star fighters of the German Navy

EXERCISE REPORT: RIMPAC 2014
Kevin Jackson attends the world’s largest international maritime exercise, ‘Rim of the Pacific’ (RIMPAC), which brings together the armed forces of nations with an interest in the Pacific Rim region and involves a significant aviation element

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

NEWS

HEADLINE NEWS
The latest news from the Iraqi air operation as France joins strikes

US NEWS
Latest news from the F-35 program, Textron AirLand eyes T-X competition with new Scorpion variant, and X-47 goes to sea for joint operations trials

WORLD NEWS
Chinese J-11 proves too close for comfort for US Navy P-8 Poseidon, and Singapore appears to have boosted its F-15SG fleet

EUROPE NEWS
Tornado marks 40 years of flying, first RAF A400M flies and latest Baltic Air Policing news

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