Combat Aircraft - July 2016

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IN THE NEWS

Headline News
Saab reveals new Gripen E and Denmark signs up to F-35 program

US News
Huge naval exercise at Point Mugu, ‘Avengers’ switch from Harriers to Lightnings, and the latest schemes from CAG-bird corner

World News
News from Europe and around the globe including a first look at Romania’s ‘new’ F-16s, plus all the latest military losses

SAAB GRIPEN THE SMART FIGHTER FREE SUPPLEMENT
As Saab rolls out its brand new Gripen E ¬fighter, Combat Aircraft provides an insightful and detailed look at the Gripen fighter family in this free 28-page supplement.

FEATURES

HORNETS AND LANCERS
Daniele Faccioli and Alberto Celsan report from ‘Resilient Resolve’, which saw continued e  orts to build a relationship

‘FENCERS’ FLEX THEIR MUSCLES
As Ukrainian Su-24s return to Lutsk, Alexander Golz gains unprecedented accesss to the reserve base and becomes the ¬first foreign journalist to photograph a ‘Fencer’ air-to-air

SMALL FORCE, BIG AMBITION
The Republic of Singapore Air Force has come a long way in a short space of time. Mike Yeo details how the RSAF has been transformed into one of the most professional and well-equipped air arms in East Asia

EXTERMINATE!
The 66th Weapons Squadron at Nellis AFB, Nevada, is part of the US Air Force Weapons School. The unit comprises both A-10 pilots and Joint Terminal Attack Controllers, working together to generate the very best close air support specialists, as Combat Aircraft editor Jamie Hunter discovers

MASTERS OF MULTI¬ROLE
A prestigious squadron with a unique history in the French Air Force, ‘Normandie- Niemen’ holds the service’s record for the most aerial victories. Jan Kraak gets amongst the action with one of the air arm’s four front-line Dassault Rafale squadrons

INIOHOS 2016
Ioannis Lekkas joins the teams from the US Air Forces in Europe, the Israeli Air Force and the Hellenic Air Force that converged at Andravida air base, Greece, in April for the ‘Iniohos 2016’ combined air exercise

RAPTORS ON THE RAMPAGE
The US Air Force recently staged another, more comprehensive, F-22 Raptor deployment to Europe. Jamie Hunter talks to the commander of the 95th Fighter Squadron ‘Boneheads’ about his unit’s recent UK detachment

INDIA’S NORTHERN EXPOSURE
Ivan Voukadinov attends ‘Red Flag Alaska’ as the Indian Air Force makes a significant showing in this lesser-known of the ‘Flag’ exercises

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