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.

 

Articles
NATO Responds To Provocative Russian Probe Flights 
Russian encounters with civilian and NATO aircraft on the fringes of Europe appear aimed at testing the alliance’s solidarity and resolve
Afghan Watchkeeper Deployment Tested UAV’s Mettle 
Battle-tested Watchkeeper UAV proved its worth in Afghanistan, and the British Army is now seeking to futher augment its capabilities
Radar Contract A Critical Milestone For Typhoon 
Radar agreement expected to help propel the aircraft into the 4.5-generation category.
Lack Of Funds, Training Affects Ukrainian Air Force Losses 9
A lack of training, flying hours and funding have directly contributed to the high level of losses experienced by the Ukrainian air force as it battles Russian troops in the eastern part of the country.
Colombia Wants New Fighters, AEW Capability 
Colombian officials hope to replace their IAI Kfirs with a new aircraft in the class of the McDonnell Douglas/Boeing F/A-18 Hornet, General Dynamics/Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon, Dassault Mirage 2000, or the Sukhoi Su-30.
Canadian Withdrawal From NATO AWACS Results In Fleet Shrinkage 
Until the country’s flag was lowered at the NATO E-3 operating base at Geilenkirchen, Germany, in July, Canada had been the third-largest contributor to the program, providing four complete flight crews.
U.K. Takes Delivery Of First A400M 
The U.K. Royal Air Force has taken delivery of its first A400M, becoming the third air arm to operate the type.
Lack Of Funds, Training Affect Ukrainian Air Force Losses 
A lack of training, flying hours and funding have directly contributed to the high level of losses experienced by the Ukrainian air force as it battles Russian troops in the eastern part of the country.
Brazil Wants Up To 108 Gripens 
Brazilian air force officials have revealed that the air arm plans to more than double the size of its Gripen NG fleet by the early 2030s.
Airbus A400M Woes Could Affect 2014 Results 

LONDON – Airbus Defense and Space enjoyed increased orders in the first nine months of 2014, but the company says it is struggling to overcome delays in bringing new tactical capabilities to the A400M airlifter.

Orders increased by 15% over 2013, to €8.23 billion ($10.24 billion) compared to €7.12 billion in 2013, but revenues were down slightly by 2.2%, Airbus Group CFO Harald Wilhelm told investors Nov. 14.

 
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