AIR International - June 2014

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NEWS

BREAKING NEWS
The first F-16IQ Fighting Falcon for Iraq flies, Hinds shot down over Ukraine, Jordan receives AC-235 gunship, Turkey gets its initial TAI-AgustaWestland T129As and Dutch AH-64D Apaches depart for Mali.

GENERAL NEWS
RAF Typhoons deploy to Lithuania, Emirates looks for an A380neo, Airbus plans E-Fan production, Saab makes progress with Gripen E, production AH-6i flies and a new ELINT Y-8 version enters service.

THE LAST TIME
Jan Kraak visited Cazaux to find out about the French Air Force Mirage F1CR’s final exercise.

RECCE TEAMWORK
This year’s Recce Meet at Mont-de-Marsan in France was the last to feature the Mirage F1CR, as Jan Kraak reports.

RANCOUR – BUT PROBABLY NOT RETIREMENT
Robert F Dorr outlines the hostility in Washington DC about retiring military aircraft from the inventory.

GROWLERS, PROWLERS AND SUPER HORNETS
Rick Burgess presents the main aviation topics in the US Navy.

MARRAKECH AIRSHOW 2014
Dave Willis reports on some of the highlights and major news stories from the show.

FEATURES

ISRAEL’S STORM
Shlomo Aloni profiles the Israeli Air Force’s F-16I Sufa as it marks a decade in service.

RUSSIA’S FORCE MULTIPLIER
Piotr Butowski explains how new versions of the Il-76 transport aircraft are being developed.

BRAZIL’S FIGHTER FORCE
Riccardo Niccoli looks at the past, present and future of the Brazilian Air Force fighter fleet.

HELIX THE WORKHORSE
Kamov’s Ka-32 is one of the most successful Russian helicopter exports, as Alexander Mladenov reports.

ITALY’S NEW TRAINING SYSTEM
Riccardo Niccoli describes how the Italian Air Force is adapting the way it trains its pilots.

EAGLES OVER THE AEGEAN
Souda Air Base in Crete recently hosted US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles. Kyriakos Paloulian was there to cover the exercise.

SECURING THE SUMMIT
Kees van der Mark covers the Nuclear Summit in the Netherlands. 88¬THE OLD AND THE NEW Santiago Rivas presents Bolivia’s passenger and cargo airlines.

ROMEO TAKES THE STAGE
Nigel Pittaway outlines the build up of Australia’s MH-60R Seahawk fleet.

AVIATION WONDERLAND
Andreas Zeitler discovers the new Chitose Airport in Japan.