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
First Phase Of Dubai World Central To Be Ready In Six To Eight Years 1
In a major boost for Emirates, Dubai plans to substantially increase airport capacity
Airbus Helicopter Using German Expertise To Update Product Line
New image shows significant update to EC135 helicopter
Scottish ‘Yes’ Vote Could Have Major Impact On U.K. Defense 3
Narrowing polls in Scottish independence referendum prompt U.K. defense concerns
Ukraine Crisis Prompts New NATO Response Corps 
Ukrainian crisis has prompted NATO to beef up defenses, but at what cost?
Denmark Builds F-16 Experience In Greenland Deployment 
The Danish air force is considering a major deployment of F-16 Fighting Falcons to Greenland after successful trials were carried out there in August.
Australia Sends Combat Aircraft To Middle East To Fight IS 
The country’s defense department is sending up to 600 personnel along with eight F/A-18F Super Hornets, Airbus KC-30A refueling aircraft and the Boeing E-7 Wedgetail airborne early warning aircraft to the United Arab Emirates.
Russian Air Force Using Digital Cameras For Open Skies Mission 

The Russian air force has become the first signatory to the Open Skies Treaty to use digital cameras on its reconnaissance aircraft.

Details of the first wholly digital Open Skies flight missions were revealed in a recent edition of RAF Brize Norton’s station magazine.

The air base in Oxfordshire acts as the main operating location for all Open Skies treaty flights undertaken in the U.K. From Aug. 11-15, the base played host to an Antonov An-30 used by the Russian Federation for its Open Skies mission, fitted with a digital camera suite.

Russian Air Force Using Digital Cameras For Open Skies Mission 
The Russian air force has become the first signatory to the Open Skies Treaty to use digital cameras on its reconnaissance aircraft.
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