AirForces Monthly - April 2016xx

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The Jungle King
AFM’s Glenn Sands visited RNAS Yeovilton as 848 NAS prepares to retire its war weary Sea King HC4s.

AIRCRAFT PROFILE
Boeing P-8A Poseidon Rick Burgess charts the entry into US Navy service of the P-8A Poseidon MPA along with the planned upgrades.

RAF 100 Squadron
Alan Warnes went behind the scenes with the RAF’s aggressor squadron in January and flew in a multi-mission sortie.

The Newest Eagle Unit
Lt Col ‘Cricket’ Renner USAF (Ret’d) visits the Fresno ANG’s 194th Fighter Squadron ‘Griffins’, newly converted from the F-16 to the F-15C Eagle.

Bleak Street
Tim Ripley examines the prospects for the UK’s military aerospace industry in the wake of the latest Strategic Defence and Security Review.

Thunder in Qatar
Alan Warnes reports on another milestone of Pakistan’s indigenous JF-17 Thunder – as it makes a week-long visit to Qatar.

Red ’Roos at Red Flag
For the RAAF, the first Red Flag exercise of 2016 was the debut of their F/A-18Fs but, the new jets flew alongside legacy F/A-18As as well. Dylan Eklund was there to witness this unique event.

EXERCISE REPORT: Virgo
Sam Pilcher reports from Salisbury Plain, where Cougars were on the prowl for Exercise Virgo

EXERCISE REPORT: Velayat-94
Islamic Republic of Iran Navy Aviation demonstrated its expanded capabilities during Exercise Velayat-94 late in January, as Babak Taghvaee reports.

Myanmar Magic
During a visit to Yangon- Mingaladon Air Base in late January, AFM correspondent Vincent Martens photographed some rarely seen aircraft of the Myanmar Air Force.

EXERCISE REPORT: TLP 2015 - Review
Salvador Mafé Huertas reports on the final two Tactical Leadership Programmes of 2015.

FORCE REPORT: Cameroon Air Force
Cameroon’s air force has had to galvanise a diverse range of capabilities in the war against terrorism, as Erwan de Cherisey finds out.

Attrition
AFM’s Dave Allport reports on the world’s latest military accidents.

Debrief
Reviews of recently published books on military aviation.

Base Watch
A snapshot of recent military visitors to air bases around the UK and abroad.

Comment
AFM’s view on military aviation.