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.


Has Airbus Reduced Its Ambitions For X4? 
Rather than a technological game-changer, Airbus’s X4 will be aimed at meeting expectations
U.K. House of Lords Examining Civil Use of UAVs 
The inquiry will examine the use of UAVs based on EU-wide standards and rules covering safety, controls on personal privacy and data protection and security controls.
Airbus Defense And Space Negotiating Over A400M Military Capability Delays 
Airbus Defense and Space is negotiating with the seven launch customers for the A400M over delays in implementing the airlifter’s tactical capabilities.
Italian Prosecutors End Indian Corruption Investigations 
AgustaWestland has agreed with the tribunal in Busto Arsizio to pay a "negligible fine" to settle the case, but the company insists the fine is not an admission of any wrongdoing.
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.
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.
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