AIR International - June 2003

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FEATURES

FUTURE FIGHTERS
Andrew Brookes, a former RAF bomber pilot and now aerospace analyst at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, looks at the prospect for fighters in the 21st century.

PARIS AIRPORTS - GALLIC GATEWAYS TO THE EU
Like major airports around the world, the Paris Airports have been reeling under the repeated blows from the airline downturn which began in early 2001. Ren‚ J Francillon reviews the growth which preceded the recent setbacks and looks at plans for the future.

ADAPTING THE SKUNK WORKS
Chris Pocock reviews the recent history of Lockheed Martin's Advanced Development Projects organisation, and looks at its future prospects.

DASSAULT RAFALE: THE GALLIC WONDER
As Henri-Pierre Grolleau recounts, with the recent entry into service of the Rafale, the French Armed Forces have entered the 21st Century with one of the most modern fighters in use anywhere.

AIR WAR OVER IRAQ - INITIAL LESSONS
After just 26 days and 37,000 sorties after the air war to topple Saddam Husein's regime began, the city of Tikrit, Saddam's birthplace and supposed site of his Alamo, fell without a fight.. Andrew Brookes, examines the air war over Iraq and draws some initial conclusions.

COMBAT IDENTIFICATION - THE AIMS AND REALITIES
Harry Roberts looks at the steps being taken by to minimise fratricide by allied air forces.

REGULARS

AIRSCENE HEADLINES
Dave Allport reports on the record US Airways regional jet order, Chinese and jetBlue Airbus orders and the A400M engine choice

AIRSCENE
Military, commercial and aerospace industry news from around the world, compiled by Dave Allport.

AIRDATA FILE
Technical data and illustrations, including general arrangement drawings, of the Diamond DA-42 Twin Star and Myasishchev M 101T Gzhel, collated by Alan Dawes.

TALKBACK
Readers' letters and photographs of general interest.

IN PRINT
Reviews of some recent books received.

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