AIR International - October 2018

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FEATURES

MASTER MUD-MOVER: IN THE MAKING?
Jon Lake details the work to equip Typhoon with the required punch of the Tornado GR4.

MULTI-ROLE TYPHOON
Riccardo Niccoli describes the Luftwaffe’s plans for its Eurofighter Typhoons.

KINETIC TYPHOONS
Jon Lake spoke with members of the RAF Typhoon Force deployed for Operation Shader.

ITALIAN KINETICS
Riccardo Niccoli provides an overview of how Eurofighter partner nation Italy tests and employs weapons for its Typhoon fighter.

AIRBUS H160
Ian Frain provides an overview of the Airbus Helicopters H160.

OUTBACK AIR COMBAT
Nigel Pittaway reports from the latest Exercise Pitch Black in Australia.

FIREHERC
Mark Broadbent looks at the fire-fighting variant of the LM-100J.

A TRADITION OF SERVICE
Scott Dworkin visited the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Aero Bureau.

FLYING TO ANTARCTICA
Ernesto Blanco Calcagno tells the story of the Uruguayan Air Force’s mission to Antarctica.

AIRSCENE

LEADING STORIES
MQ-25 contest, static test 777X, Stratolaunch, KC-46A, RAF Wedgetail training.

SHOW OF FORCE?
Babak Taghvaee reports on a Russian Naval exercise in the Eastern Mediterranean timed to coincide with Syrian President Assad’s latest war offensive.

US DEFENCE BUDGET
AIR International overviews the US 2019 National Defense Authorization Act.

MILITARY NEWS
Emirati Global, UK Lightning flies with British weapons, electronic countermeasures and Kuwaiti Hornet upgrades.

SU-25
Bulgaria’s tender for overhauling its Su-25s.

RAPTOR’S SPANISH FLY-DRIVE
United States Air Force F-22 Raptors visit Spain’s Albacete Air Base.

COMMUNICATION JUNCTION BOXES
An overview of the US Air Force fleet of E-11 Battlefield Airborne Communications Node aircraft.

MILITARY HELICOPTERS
Chinooks in Mali, Latvia considering UH-60Ms, Mi-26T2V flies.

COMMERCIAL NEWS
ANA A380, Qantas plans, Avro RJ, CL-415EAF conversions.

UNMANNED AIR VEHICLES
Netherlands Reapers, autonomous testing, fire-fighting UAV.

INTEL, SURVEILLANCE AND RECON
Philippine SABIR system, Russia considers Il-114-300 EW variant.

NEWS COLUMNS

FRANCE
Pégase, Pitch Black and PC-21s.

RUSSIA
Command post, Flankers and Hips.

US AIR FORCE
Cyber warfare and disruptive technology.

CHINA
China’s J-15 replacement?

ASIA-PACIFIC
Tejas, Sukhois and a new tanker.

BACK PAGES

COMMERCIAL ROTARY WING
Maiden flight of T265, Victoria fire-fighting, Kenyan Bell 505.

BIZJETS
HondaJet Elite, PC-24 in Africa.

PILOT TRAINING
Are there enough pilots?

AIRBUS PERLAN
Reaching new heights.