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Middle East Air Forces in the 21st Century

Tim Ripley
The Middle East is potentially the world's major and most dangerous trouble spot. This book looks at why airpower is of such strategic and tactical importance in the area. It provides an overview of the state of the air forces in the first decade of the 21st Century. Each air force will be profiled, aerospace industries reviewed, major campaigns in the past decade are examined and the future airpower is discussed. The countries include Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, UAE, Yemen and will also cover British and American opera
eBook, English, 2010
Pen and Sword, Havertown, 2010
1 online resource (715 pages)
9781783461110, 178346111X
Dedication; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; PART ONE
Introduction; CHAPTER ONE
Introduction to Air Power in the Middle East; Why air power?; Asymmetric warfare; Air power effects; Combat aircraft; Air-to-air missiles; Long-range bombers; Strike aircraft; Close air support aircraft; Precision-guided munitions; Non-guided ordnance; Airborne early warning (AEW); Electronic warfare; Air-to-air refuelling; Reconnaissance capabilities; Training; Maritime aircraft and helicopters; Combat helicopters; Command and control. Air defence systemsPART TWO
Air Force Profiles; CHAPTER TWO
Bahrain; Royal Bahraini Air Force (RBAF); CHAPTER THREE
Egypt; Al Quwwat al Jawwiya Il Misriya (Arab Republic of Egypt Air Force); CHAPTER FOUR
Islamic Republic of Iran; IRIAF
Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force; The Islamic Republic of Iran Army Aviation (IRIAA); The Islamic Republic of Iran Navy Aviation (IRINA); IRGCAF
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Air Force (Pasdaran-e Inqilab); CHAPTER FIVE
Iraq; Al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Iraqiya (Iraqi Air Force/IQAF); CHAPTER SIX
Israel. Tsvah Haganah le Israel
Zroa HaAvir VeHa alal (Israeli Defence Force
Air and Space Force)CHAPTER SEVEN
Jordan; Al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Malakiya al Urduniya (Royal Jordanian Air Force); CHAPTER EIGHT
Kuwait; Al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Kuwaitiya (Kuwait Air Force); CHAPTER NINE
Lebanon; Force Aerienne Libanaise/al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Lubananiya (Lebanese Air Force); CHAPTER TEN
Oman; al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Sultanat Oman (Royal Air Force of Oman/RAFO); CHAPTER ELEVEN
Qatar; Qatar Amiri Air Force; CHAPTER TWELVE
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Al Quwwat al Jawwioya as Sa'udiya (Royal Saudi Air Force)Royal Saudi Land Forces (RSLF); Saudi Armed Forces Medical Services (SAFMS); Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF); Royal Saudi Air Defence Force (RSADF); Ministry of the Interior (MOI); Saudi Arabian Airlines VIP/Special Services Flight; CHAPTER THIRTEEN
Syria; al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Arabiya Assouriya (Syrian Arab Air Force); Syria's Air Defence Command; CHAPTER FOURTEEN
Turkey; Turkish Air Force (Türk Hava Kuvvetleri); Turkish Army Aviation (Türk Kara Kuvvetleri); Turkish Navy (Türk Deniz Kuvvetleri). Paramilitary Police (Türk Jandarma Havaçilik Komutanliği)CHAPTER FIFTEEN
United Arab Emirates; UAE Air Force and Air Defence Force (UAE AF & AD); CHAPTER SIXTEEN
Yemen; al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Yemeniya (Yemen Air and Air Defence Force); CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
UK Air Power over the Middle East; CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
US Air Power in the Middle East; US Air Order of Battle, Iraq Region, June 2004.; US Army Aviation Order of Battle, 1 May 2003; US Air Force; US Army; US Marine Corps; US Navy; Central Intelligence Agency; CHAPTER NINETEEN
Coalition Air Forces in Iraq; Australia; Denmark; Italy