Combat Aircraft Monthly - October 2010 Issue

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Combat Aircraft Monthly - October 2010 Issue

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Afternoon everyone.

The latest Combat Aircraft Monthly is on sale in Europe from Friday 3rd Sept - copies are also winging their way to the USA.
Contents are:

Vol 11, No 10
October 2010

6 World News
Super Hornet ‘International Roadmap’ • UK evaluates conventional carrier operations • Italy curtails Eurofighter procurement • P-8 Poseidon moves into production • India orders more Hawks

PLUS! Special reports on the amazing Kecskemét airshow, the Serbian AF demonstration at Lađevci and Argentina’s Fábrica Argentina de Aviones ‘Brigadier San Martín’ (FAdeA)

27 Front Line
Our hard-hitting regular column by Robert F. Dorr

28 The ‘Super Flanker’ — Sukhoi Su-35
Jon Lake details the latest Su-35 now on order for the Russian AF, and examines the development of the ‘Super Flanker’ family to date

38 Flying ‘Paper Tigers’
Following briefings by the top military and intelligence officials during a visit to the former Soviet republic of Georgia, Reuben F. Johnson reports from Tbilisi

40 Combat Archer
Tyndall AFB is home to the ‘Combat Archer’ exercises, a program of realistic exercises that give pilots the opportunity to fire live missiles at real targets. Ted Carlson/Fotodynamics straps in with the Montana ANG to witness the action

48 Return of the Jedi
Following operations in Afghanistan, the UK’s Joint Force Harrier (JFH) is now regenerating its full spectrum of capabilities. Dr Séan Wilson joined No 1(F) Squadron on board the Royal Navy’s HMS Ark Royal during the ‘Auriga 2010’ deployment

54 UK Joint Helicopter Command
Former Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff for the UK’s tri-service Joint Helicopter Command (JHC), Air Commodore Simon Falla talks exclusively to Patrick Allen about the consolidation of UK helicopter types and ongoing rotary-wing operations in Afghanistan

60 The ‘Yoxford Boys’
Jake Melampy meets the 162nd Fighter Squadron as it completes its completed its final missions in the F-16 Fighting Falcon and reports on how the ‘Yoxford Boys’ are preparing to transition to a completely new role

66 Sabres of the Amazon

In December 2009, the Brazilian AF became the latest operator of the Mi-35 ‘Hind’ assault helicopter. Santiago Rivas and Juan Carlos Cicalesi detail these new guardians of the Amazon and report how the helicopters will be tasked with controlling illegal operations

70 Saberhawks fly the Romeo
Based at NAS North Island, HSM-77 ‘Saberhawks’ recently upgraded to the new MH-60R. Ted Carlson/Fotodynamics gets airborne with the squadron to witness them in sub-hunting action

75 Crewroom
Our regular interactive feature with product reviews and competitions

78 Scorching ‘Red Flag’
Paul Filmer braves the searing Nevada desert temperatures to witness the action of the latest ‘Red Flag’ exercise at Nellis AFB

Hope you like the issue!!

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