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Middle East air power 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 operations. Each country is profiled with its air forces history, current status, order of battle, aircraft, ordnance and recent operations. Air campaigns of the 21st Century within the region are also described
Print Book, English, 2010
Pen & Sword Aviation, Barnsley, 2010
459 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 26 cm
9781848840997, 1848840993
Introduction to air power in the Middle East
Air force profiles (Bahrain ; Egypt ; Islamic Republic of Iran ; Iraq ; Israel ; Jordan ; Kuwait ; Lebanon ; Oman ; Qatar ; Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ; Syria ; Turkey ; United Arab Emirates ; Yemen ; UK air power over the Middle East ; US air power in the Middle East ; Coalition air forces in Iraq ; The Middle East aerospace industry)
Middle East air campaigns (No-fly-zone operations, 2000-2003 ; The Second Intifada, 2000-2003 and beyond ; Afghanistan, 2001 -2002 ; The Iraq invasion, 2003 ; Lebanon, 2006 ; Lebanon, 2006
International involvement ; Air power and the Iraq insurgency, 2003
2009 ; Afghanistan, 2006-2009 ; Israel and Syria confrontation, 2000
2009 ; Somalia strikes, 2007
2009 ; The future of air power in the Middle East)