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.

 

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Swedish Government Reveals Submarine Hunt Evidence 

LONDON – The Swedish defense ministry has revealed evidence it believes conclusively proves that a foreign submarine violated its territorial waters in October.

Imagery from underwater sensors, photographs taken from on land and a number of sonar echoes in the area have been closely analyzed and show that an underwater craft had been operating in the waters around the Stockholm archipelago, Swedish officials said Nov. 14.

London Runway Options Scrutinized Over Cost 
The U.K. Airports Commission says each of the bidders underestimated project costs, which is particularly important for the two proposals at Heathrow, where per-passenger charges are among the highest for major international airports in the U.K. and Europe.
Italy To Fit Foreign Payloads On MQ-9 Reaper 
The Italian air force looks set to become the first operator of the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper to fit a non-U.S. sensor payload to its fleet.
First Afghan Watchkeeper Mission Supported U.S. Marines 
The first operational sortie by the U.K.’s new Watchkeeper unmanned aerial vehicle in Afghanistan helped the U.S. Marine Corps eliminate machine gun-armed insurgents.
Rolls-Royce Slashes Aerospace Segment, Fires CFO 
Customer deferrals, trade sanctions and a deteriorating economic outlook have forced Rolls to accelerate a planned restructuring, which will mainly affect its U.K. civil aero-engine workforce, even though many of the issues are afflicting the company’s Land & Sea division, which produces nuclear energy and power systems.
U.K. Closing In On Sea King Retirement 

LONDON—The U.K. defense ministry is mulling the addition of a bifilar rotorhead system to some of its remaining Westland Sea King helicopters to reduce the effects of vibration on the airframes.

Details of the project were revealed by officials at the annual Sea King Symposium, held in Halifax, Canada, in mid-September but have only come to light in recent days.

Airbus A400M Woes Could Affect 2014 Results 
Orders for the first nine months of this year increased by 15% over 2013, to €8.23 billion ($10.24 billion) compared to €7.12 billion in 2013, but revenues were down slightly by 2.2%, Airbus Group CFO Harald Wilhelm told investors Nov. 14.
Swedish Government Reveals Submarine Hunt Evidence 
The Swedish defense ministry has revealed evidence it believes conclusively proves that a foreign submarine violated its territorial waters in October.
U.K. Closing In On Sea King Retirement 
The U.K. defense ministry is mulling the fitment of a bifilar rotorhead system to some of its remaining Westland Sea King helicopters to reduce the impact of vibration on the airframes.
New Seeker Could Put Tomahawk In Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile Race 2
Raytheon is upgrading its Tomahawk missile to ready it to compete for the pending U.S. Navy’s Offensive Anti-Surface Warfare requirement.
 
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