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.


Cinven To Sell Avio To Leonardo, Space2 
Private equity firm Cinven will sell Italian space launcher and propulsion company Avio Space Propulsion to Leonardo-Finmeccanica and Space2.
Airbus, DCNS To Partner On Naval Unmanned Helicopter 
Airbus Helicopters and French naval ship builder DCNS are to partner on the development of an unmanned helicopter to meet an upcoming French navy requirement.
Boeing Planning Autonomous Surface Warfare Demonstration 
Boeing is planning to demonstrate how autonomous technologies and machine learning could be used for anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare missions.
Boeing Offering ViDAR For U.S. Coast Guard Requirement 
Boeing’s Insitu subsidiary is offering the ViDAR sensor-carrying derivative of the ScanEagle unmanned air system to meet a U.S. Coast Guard requirement for a shipborne UAV to operate off its National Security Cutters.
Poland Restarts Multi-Role Helicopter Tender 
The Polish defense ministry is restarting a tender for multi-role helicopters just days after canceling a $3.5 billion deal with Airbus for 50 H225M Caracal aircraft.
Poland Restarts Multi-Role Helo Tender 
The Polish defense ministry is restarting a tender for multi-role helicopters just days after canceling a $3.5 billion deal with Airbus for 50 H225M Caracal aircraft.
London Airport Expansion Decision Expected Next Week 
The UK government is set to announce its long-awaited decision on London airport expansion following a meeting of ministers on Oct. 18.
Royal Navy Builds Autonomous Experience In Unmanned Warrior  3
Autonomous aerial, surface and underwater vehicles gathered in Scotland for a technological showcase.
Unmanned Warrior Proves Automation For Naval Ops 
An international fleet of unmanned aerial, underwater and surface vehicles is gathered in Scotland for a naval exercise designed to prove unmanned technologies.
Long-Range Missile May Keep Japanese F-15s Competitive  19
Japan and Britain are assessing the likely performance of an AESA-equipped Meteor in separate but coordinated studies. Expense and development time are also being weighed.
UK's Metalysis Envisions Low-Cost Titanium Future  1
Metalysis’s vision is one of on-demand production of metal powder in factories of the future.
Airbus Furious About Polish Helicopter Tender Decision  5
Poland opts for Black Hawks after withdrawing from Airbus helicopter deal.
Airbus Seeks To Rebuild Confidence H225 After Norway Loss  3
EASA says H225 can be operated with an “acceptable level of safety” with checks and balances.
Airbus Begins Testing Multi-mission H175 
Airbus Helicopters has begun flight testing of the public service derivative of the H175 twin-engine super-medium helicopter.
Norway Moves To Nudge Up Defense Spending 
The Norwegian defense ministry is proposing a 1.9 billion krona ($231 million) year-on-year budget increase to pave the way for a long-term transformation program and the introduction of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

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