ON MARCH 5 the USAF announced the structure and changes to be implemented as the force moves from being a US-based air force to a rapidly deployable one….

US DEFENSE SECRETARY Les Aspin announced on April 28 at the Pentagon that the US military forces were being ordered to allow women to fly aircraft on combat…

How astronauts are prepared for danger-filled space missions in NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab. Training for the weightlessness of space is a major undertaking on NASA’s part that requires…

Peter Haclerode reports on Switzerland’s rarely seen, but highly efficient, airborne Special Forces – FSK 17. DESPITE IT’S LONG-MAINTAINED policy of neutrality, Switzerland has always considered defence to…

NEW ZEALAND’S WIGRAM base is to close. The decision follows a 1991 announcement that RNZAF Hying training was to move from Wigram on the South Island, to Ohakea…

Undoubtedly the Mid Life Update of the F-16s in Norway is one of the most important steps forward the Royal Norwegian Air Force has taken for a long…

POLISH DEPUTY Defence Minister for Procurement, Janusz Zemke, announced on June 17 that five ex-Royal Air Force C-130K Hercules C.1/C.3 transport aircraft will be delivered to Poland by…

Sports recently has nothing to do with the usual glamorous pastime — Pilates, yoga and horseback riding. Let us find out, why fashionable women drawn to the most…

Bill Norton looks at the Israeli Defence Force/Air Force, one of the most sophisticated and battle-experienced Air Forces in the world. FEW NATIONAL air arms attract the attention…