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
UK Orders Five Boeing E-7 AEW Aircraft 
The UK's defense ministry has signed off on a long-awaited contract to purchase five E-7 airborne early warning aircraft from Boeing in a $1.98 billion deal.
EuroMALE Secures EU Defense Funding 
The quad-national EuroMALE UAS program looks set to secure the lion’s share of €500 million ($567 million) in funding from the European Union.
Global 6000s Arrive In Turkey For Jammer Conversion 
A pair of Bombardier Global 6000 business jets have been delivered to Turkey in readiness for conversion into standoff jammer (SOJ) platforms.
Global 6000s To Undergo Jammer Conversion In Turkey 
A pair of Bombardier Global 6000 business jets have been delivered to Turkey in readiness for conversion into standoff jammer (SOJ) platforms.
Turkish Aerospace Flies Twin-Engine MALE UAV 
Turkish Aerospace has completed the surprise first flight of a twin-engine version of its Anka medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) UAV.
Leonardo Proposes Firefighting C-27J 
Leonardo is working with Simplex Aerospace to develop a new firefighting-capable version of its C-27J Spartan turboprop airlifter.
Switzerland To Split RUAG, Privatize One Unit 
The Swiss government is to split state-owned aerospace and defense company RUAG into two separate operating units, one of which will later be privatized.
Switzerland To Split RUAG, Privatize One Unit 
The Swiss government is to split state-owned aerospace and defense company RUAG into two separate operating units, one of which will later be privatized.
UK Shelves Live-Air Training Initiative 
The British defense ministry has shelved plans for industry to provide a fleet of former military aircraft for more realistic training.
No Missile Work Share Changes Despite German Arms Curbs, MBDA Says 
European missile manufacturer MBDA says it has no plans to adjust missile work shares despite the export challenges of Germany’s arms embargo on Saudi Arabia.
Leonardo Pressing For Italian Role On UK-led Tempest 
Leonardo says there is a “strong desire” for Italy to join the UK-led Tempest Future Combat Air System Technology Initiative (FCAS TI).
Work Underway On F-35 Meteor, SPEAR III Integration 
Engineers from BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin and missile manufacturer MBDA have begun work to integrate the Meteor beyond-visual range air-to-air missile and the SPEAR III network-enabled missile onto the vertical takeoff and landing version of the F-35.
Gulf Of Mexico Helo Operator Latest To File For Chapter 11 
The financial pressures impacting helicopter operators supporting the oil and gas industry have claimed another victim.
Helo Operator In Gulf Of Mexico Latest Chapter 11 Filer 
The financial pressures impacting helicopter operators supporting the oil and gas industry have claimed another victim.
Australia Nears Decision On Big Wedgetail Upgrade 
Australia could decide this year whether and how to proceed with a mid-life update of its six Boeing 737 Airborne Early Warning & Control aircraft, according to Boeing.
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