Combat Aircraft - October 2011

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WORLD NEWS
 F-35 grounded
 Tornado GR4 Storm Shadow mission
 RAF squadron changes announced
 VAQ-135 `Black Ravens' transitions to EA-18G Growler
 US Army EMARSS update
 Chinese carrier sets sail
 Moroccan F-16 deliveries

PLUS! Special reports on Italian UAV operations, the new Airbus Military C-295 AEW and Colombia's F-AIR exhibition

FRONT LINE
Our hard-hitting regular column by Robert F. Dorr

`SAFE SKIES'
Alexander Golz and Erwin Poelstra report from Mirgorod air base in central Ukraine on Exercise `Safe Skies' 2011, a joint US, Ukrainian and Polish event covering air sovereignty operations in preparation for the UEFA Euro 2012 soccer competition in Eastern Europe

EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON
The Eurofighter Typhoon is a truly world-class modern fighter. Jamie Hunter evaluates the aircraft's pure performance and asks whether it has real edge over the competition
GATEFOLD POSTER

`ANATOLIAN EAGLE' 2011
As the Trk Hava Kuvvetleri (Turkish AF) celebrates its centennial anniversary this year, Marcel Bos and Cees-Jan van der Ende enjoy rare access to Exercise `Anatolian Eagle' at Konya

US MARINE CORPS
Following our in-depth US Navy review last month, Combat Aircraft's latest air power update details the US Marine Corps. Tom Kaminski's exhaustive review provides the lowdown on the current structure and assignments
RUSSIAN SHOWMEN
Rumors abound that this year's MAKS airshow will mark the final appearance by the Russian display teams the Knights and the Swifts. Will a new Yak-130 team be formed? As they celebrate their 20th anniversaries Mikhail Nikolskiy charts the illustrious history of these aerial ambassadors for the Russian Federation

SRI LANKA - A NEW DAWN
On May 19, 2009, Sri Lanka declared the end of its war against the `Tamil Tigers' after the Army killed the rebel leader. Rogier Westerhuis visited for an insight into the last few years of the conflict and what the future may hold for the Sri Lanka AF

MMRCA - THE SEARCH FOR INDIA'S NEXT FIGHTER
Amidst a gloomy era of dwindling defense budgets in the US and Europe, India's Medium Multi- Role Combat Aircraft requirement represents a critical program for Europe's aerospace industry. Jon Lake charts the history of this important fighter contest and assesses the rivalry between the bidders

CUTTING EDGE
Combat Aircraft's new monthly column reporting from the front line of aerospace technology, by David Axe