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.


Poland Orders Additional M-346 Trainers 
Poland has exercised options to purchase an additional four M-346 advanced jet trainers from Leonardo, expanding its air force’s training capacity.
Hungary Orders H225M Heavy Helicopters 
Hungary has followed up on its June order for Airbus H145M armed twin-engine light helicopters by ordering 16 H225M heavy helicopters.
Netherlands May Buy More F-35s 
The Netherlands has signaled it could purchase more Lockheed Martin F-35s after the country’s government approved further defense funding increases.
Slovakia Approves Block 70 F-16 Deal 
Slovakian defense officials have signed off on the country’s plans to purchase the Block 70/72-standard F-16 Fighting Falcon.
Germany Orders Airbus H145s Configured For SAR 
Germany’s defense ministry has ordered seven Airbus H145 twin-engine light helicopters to serve in the search-and-rescue role.
Prismatic Completes First Phasa-35 Wing Section 
British pseudo-satellite developer Prismatic has completed the first wing section of the Phasa-35 solar-powered high-altitude air vehicle.
Gutierrez To Head Airbus Military Aircraft Business 
Alberto Gutierrez is to assume the helm as the head of military aircraft at Airbus Defense and Space, taking over from Fernando Alonso.
UK Wants Radar Satellite Constellation 
Britain’s Defense Science and Technology Laboratory has issued tenders for a study into the creation of a synthetic aperture radar small sat constellation.
A Look At Japanese Military Aircraft 
London Bureau Chief Tony Osborne traveled to Japan for a look at one of the most varied fleets of aircraft and helicopters anywhere in the world.
Think Tank: German Typhoon/F-35 Buy Could Replace Tornado 
A German think tank has suggested Berlin could go down the route of a split buy of Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighters and Eurofighters.
Meteor Missile Declared Operational On Eurofighter 
The British Royal Air Force (RAF) has declared MBDA’s Meteor ramjet-powered beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile operational on the Eurofighter Typhoon.
FAdeA To Deliver Pampa IIIs To Argentina Before Year’s End 
Argentina’s state-owned airframer, Fábrica Argentina de Aviones, is preparing to deliver three IA-63 Pampa III light jet trainers to the country’s air force.
UK Government To Invest In Electric, Autonomous Aircraft 
The UK government is making £125 million ($159.4 million) available in research and development for future flight technologies.
Lockheed Tie-Up Gives Airbus Tanker A Second Chance at U.S. Market  4
The move marks the next battle in the long-running tanker aircraft competition, as three of the biggest aerospace companies fight for a key market.
UK To Provide R&D Funding For Future Flight Tech 
The British government is making £125 million ($159 million) in research and development funds available for future flight technologies.
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