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
Enhanced Typhoon Sensors Drive New Cockpit Architecture  2
Striker 2 helmet could bring augmented reality into the Typhoon cockpit.
Sikorsky Seeks Certification For Heavier S-92 By Year’s End 
Sikorsky is targeting European Aviation Safety Agency and Transport Canada certification of its gross weight expansion for the S-92 twin-engine heavy helicopter from 26,500 lb. to 27,700 lb.
Heavier S-92 Sought By Sikorsky By Year’s End 
Sikorsky is targeting European Aviation Safety Agency and Transport Canada certification of its gross weight expansion for the S-92 twin-engine heavy helicopter from 26,500 lb. to 27,700 lb.
Airbus Denies Austrian Typhoon Allegations 
Airbus is denying all allegations made by the Austrian government over its 2003 purchase of Eurofighter Typhoon jet fighters.
Qatar Signs Letter of Intent for Eurofighters  20
British Defense Minister Michael Fallon and his Qatari counterpart, Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah, signed the deal in Doha on Sept 17.
UK Explores Shadow Upgrade Options 
Britain’s Royal Air Force and Raytheon UK have begun concept studies into the development of an upgraded version of the Shadow twin-turboprop intelligence-gathering platform.
Yemen Crash Is First Operational Loss Of Eurofighter 
Said to be the result of “technical problems,” the crash occurred during Saudi-led operations against Houthi rebels in Yemen.
Leonardo To Offer AW149 As UK Puma Replacement 
Leonardo says the AW149, a military spinoff of its AW189 commercial offering, would make an ideal replacement for the Puma if the type is retired at its current out-of-service date of 2025.
British-Built Vertical-Lift UAV On Leonardo’s Horizon 
British concept work into rotary-wing unmanned air systems could result in the development of a production platform for use by the British Army and Royal Navy, Leonardo officials say.
Saab Offers Red-Air Specialized Gripen 
Saab has lifted the veil on a specialized red-air aggressor version of its Gripen fighter in a bid to grab a share of the burgeoning air combat training market.
Uncertainty Surrounds French Bid To Fill Belgian Fighter Need  6
While France's offer to supply Dassault Rafales may sound attractive, it seems unlikely that Brussels will take the bait; Belgium seems to prefer the F-35.
Bahrain Requests F-16Vs, Upgrades 
Bahrain looks set to provide a lifeline to Lockheed Martin’s F-16 production line after making a formal request to purchase 19 F-16Vs and upgrade 20 of its existing fighters to the F-16V standard.
UK Considers Buying Chinooks From U.S. 
Britain is in talks with the U.S. government about the potential purchase of MH-47G special operations Chinook helicopters as part of a drive to build closer fleet commonality with the U.S. Army.
Belgian Fighter Shortlist Shrinks To Two 
The shortlist for Belgium’s new fighter has shrunk to two aircraft after France opted out of responding to a request for proposals.
Austria, Switzerland OK New Air Policing Pact 
Austria and Switzerland are set to strengthen cross-border cooperation on air policing.
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