THREE DAYS after the US was given approval to continue using Manas, Kyrgyzstan, for the movement of troops into Afghanistan, it was asked to remove its personnel and…

THREE TURKISH UH-60L Black Hawk utility helicopters were deployed to Afghanistan on May 30 in support of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). The helicopters arrived at…

Tim Ripley reports from Afghanistan on NATO air operations in southern Afghanistan, aimed at ousting Taliban insurgents. AIR STRIKES recounted give some idea of the scale and complexity…

ROYAL NETHERLANDS Air Force (RNLAF) AH-64D Longbow Apache helicopters deployed to Afghanistan have moved their base from Kandahar to Tarin Kowt in Uruzgan. The six Apaches from 301…

Task Force ‘Fenice’ the helicopter component of the Esercito Italiano (Italian Army) in Afghanistan — received a boost to its capabilities last year from a new operational unit,…

Warren E Thompson profiles US Marine Corp AV-8B Harrier operations in Afghanistan undertaken by VMA-513, the ‘Flying Nightmares’. THE SOVIET Union sent its military forces into Afghanistan in…

THREE SINGLE-SEAT Dassault Rafales from the Armee de l’Air’s (AdlA — French Air Force) Escadron de Chasse 01.007 ‘Provence’ have been deployed to Kandahar Air Base, Afghanistan. The…

Native to Central and South America, the Bushmaster is the world’s largest species of venomous pit viper. This deadly creature is capable of multiple bites, and it has…

Italy makes plans to arm Predator and Reaper UAVs The Italian air force will become the second international customer after the Royal Air Force to be able to…