Tony Osborne

Tony Osborne
London Bureau Chief,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines. Tony has covered avionics, unmanned vehicles, the supply chain and cyberwarfare.


U.K. Firms Up Reaper Future 
The long-awaited decision moves the medium-altitude/long-endurance aircraft into the ministry’s core budget until a replacement system becomes available at the end of the decade.
Strong Pound Affects GKN Half-Year Results 
The aerospace arm of engineering company GKN has recorded reduced sales but slightly higher profits during the first six months of 2014.
French Army Tests Tiger HAD In Djibouti 
The French army has been conducting environmental trials with the latest version of its Tiger attack helicopter, the Tiger HAD.
Has Airbus Reduced Its Ambitions For X4? 

It was hailed as a game-changing development in rotary-wing aviation in 2011, offering a “different philosophy” in flying a helicopter, according to then-CEO Lutz Bertling.

Tunisia Requests Armed Black Hawks 
The government of Tunisia is hoping to purchase a fleet of heavily armed UH-60 Black Hawks, as the country modernizes its armed forces.
Italian Navy Paves Way For Ship-Based BMD Capability 
The Italian navy is working to develop the ballistic missile defense (BMD) capability of its Orizzonte-class air-defense ships and pave the way for BMD systems to be installed on a new class of ship to be launched in the early 2020s.
AESA Could Make Typhoon More Competitive 
Eurofighter hopes adding AESA radar will improve Typhoon sales, export prospects
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