"With a foreword by Air Vice-Marshal Tony Mason"--Cover.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction -- Post-Cold War challenges -- French Air Force (Armee de l'Air) -- German Air Force (Luftwaffe) -- Royal Netherlands Air Force (Koninklijke Luchtmacht) -- Swedish Air Force (Flygvapnet) -- Conclusion.
"Examines the air power experience of a selected range of European countries since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Gulf War of 1991. The study offers an assessment of key issues influencing the evolution of air power in continental Europe. Amongst the main challenges are deployed operations, the intellectual grasp of air power doctrine, and the imbalance between combat aircraft and force enablers. Regarding the latter, the development of common capabilities that are equally available to both NATO and the European Union is crucial."--P.  of cover.