AirForces Monthly - April 2008

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NEWS
All the world's military aviation news, by region

HEADLINES
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RUSSIA

BACK ON THE BEAT
The Russian bombers are back on the beat as Alexander Mladenov explains.

ITALIAN FALCONS
The F-16 is being used as a stopgap by the Italian Air Force in air defence capability. Dr Riccardo Niccoli provides an overview.

FORCE REPORT: THE RAF AT 90
Former strike pilot Andrew Brookes examines the Royal Air Force on the eve of its 90th birthday.

AVIAKON - The Konotop Aircraft Repair Plant
Vlatko Ilievski presents a photo report of the AVIAKON helicopter facility at Konotop in Ukraine.

EXERCISE: SCOTTISH TLP
Berry Vissers and Mark McEwan visit the Tactical Leadership Programme, now in its 30th year.

COBRAS OVER THE FRONTIER
Usman Ansari assesses AH-1F's role in policing the rugged Waziristan tribal belt on Pakistan's western border.

BASE TOUR: CGAS SAN FRANCISCO
Derek Bower and Kev Wills report from US Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco.

FEEDBACK
Readers' views and comments.

ATTRITION
AFM's Dave Allport keeps us up-to-date with the world's military aviation crashes.

AIRCRAFT PROFILE: GULFSTREAM IV
Dave Willis reviews the Gulfstream IV used by air arms around the world in a variety of roles.

PROGRAMME REVIEW: NIMROD MRA4
AFM's Dave Allport outlines the developments of the Nimrod MRA4, a programme that is now back on track for initial delivery.