AirForces Monthly - October 2008

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

DUTCHIES OVER AFGHANISTAN
Kees van der Mark reports from Southern Afghanistan on the Royal Netherlands Air Force contribution to ISAF.

TRANSPORTS AT TARIN KOWT
A photo spread showing the variety of transport aircraft visiting the dirt strip airfield at Forward Operating Base Ripley, Tarin Kowt in Uruzgan Province, southern Afghanistan.

B-2 UP CLOSE
AFM summarises the career of the stealth bomber, 20 years after it made its public debut. Recent images are provided by Sagar Pathak.

UK AIR DEFENCE
Andrew Brooks examines the current status of the UK's air defence and the mechanism for countering air attacks on the country.

847 IN IRAQ - LAST BUT BY NO MEANS LEAST
AFM reports on 847 Squadron's latest four-month deployment to Iraq.

ALL THE WORLD'S TORNADOS
The life and times of the Panavia Tornado, a European partnership that came good in the end - reviewed by Guy Martin.

15 YEARS OF THE SLOVAK AIR FORCE
Carlo Kuit and Paul Kievit/Bronco Aviation present a snapshot of the Slovak Air Force as it celebrates its 15th anniversary.

A NEW LOOK FOR ISTAR
The RAF's need to be more 'intelligence-savvy' has resulted in a number of changes to its recce platforms in recent years, as Peter R Foster explains.

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

AT WORLD'S END
David Axe reports on aviation operations supporting the EUFOR Multinational Aviation Battalion in Chad.

ZLOT 2008, POLISH COMMANDERS' SCHOOL
Ren van Woezik reports on this year's Polish Air Force Commanders' School exercise at Poznan.

JUST A NICE PIC
Four Typhoons from RAF Coningsby fly in box formation with the Red Arrows over London to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the RAF on the Tuesday April 1, 2008. Ian Nelson/Planefocus Ltd.