AirForces Monthly - August 2008

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NEWS
All the world's military aviation news, by region.
HEADLINES
UNITED KINGDOM
EUROPE
NORTH AMERICA
LATIN AMERICA
MIDDLE EAST
AFRICA
RUSSIA
AUSTRALASIA
ASIA PACIFIC

SECOND BUT FIRST
A report from RAF Marham, Norfolk, home of II (AC) Squadron, the oldest Tornado GR4 unit in TGRF, by AFM's Mark Ayton.

STRELA - SLOVAK LIGHTNING OVER THE BALTIC
Ren van Woezik reports from Exercise Strela at the Polish Air Force Base at Swidwin, which for one week in May is taken over by the Slovak Air Force to test its pilots' missile-firing proficiency.

FORCE REPORT - INDONESIAN NAVY
An insight into the current ops of the Indonesian Navy is presented by Kees Otten and Wim Das/Dutch Aviation Support, who made a visit to Juanada Naval Air Station in Surabaya.

RAFALES IN AFGHANISTAN
Nearly a year after it relocated from Tajikistan, Stephan de Bruijn visits the French Air Force detachment at Kandahar Air Field.

JOINT HELICOPTER OPS - DUTCH STYLE
A joint command will be established this summer which will be responsible for all Dutch helicopter operations. Kees van der Mark explains.

RAPTOR
AFM's Mark Ayton returns to Langley AFB, Virginia, to take a look at F-22 operations with the 1st and 192nd Fighter Wings.

THE LAST HUEYS
At the US Army's Hohenfels training centre in Germany, the Hueys are nearing the end of their careers. A report from M Scharenborg and R Wenink.


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

ALL THE WORLD'S AWACS
Guy Martin surveys the fixed wing AWACS aircraft currently available around the world, as increasing numbers of air forces look to them to provide the 'air picture'.

JUST A NICE PIC
A Republic of Singapore Air Force F-16D takes part in Exercise Pitch Black 2008 in Australia.