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GOLDSTARS RETURN TO AFGHANISTAN The RAF's No.31 Squadron has deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation Herrick. Gary Parsons visited the unit at its RAF Marham base just prior to its departure. RAPTOR WEAPONS SCHOOL Dave Majumdar reports from Nellis AFB, Nevada, on the toughest instructor course for the F-22 Raptor. REPUBLIC AIRWAYS - GROWING FOR GOLD Jay Selman profiles US carrier Republic Airways. AMX, UPGRADED AND READY FOR COMBAT Riccardo Niccoli and Paul Ridgway examine the Italian Air Force's AMX fighter-bomber. LARGE TURBOFAN ENGINES: TOMORROW'S TECHNOLOGY TODAY The large-turbofan engines that power modern widebody commercial aircraft, such as the Boeing 777-300ER and the Airbus A380, are the most powerful jet engines in the world. Chris Kjelgaard looks at state-of-the-art big-fan technology. BOOSTING CHINOOK CAPABILITIES Jon Lake reports from Odiham on the latest upgrades for the RAF's Chinooks. REGULARS HEADLINE NEWS Leading stories from around the world. GENERAL NEWS Worldwide military and commercial news by Dave Willis. UK MILITARY NEWS COLUMN Tim Ripley examines whether the RAF is undergoing a fundamental shift away from a fast jet centric air arm. US MILITARY NEWS COLUMNS US lawmakers face tough choices on some major programmes. Robert F Dorr and Rick Burgess look at the issues that could affect the US Air Force, US Navy and Marine Corps. COMMERCIAL NEWS COLUMN Chris Kjelgaard examines the effects of the falling price of commercial aircraft.