Irish Defense Capabilities Are On Course For Transformation

Pilatus PC-12 Spectre
The Irish Air Corps recently received three Pilatus PC-12 Spectre intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms.
Credit: Irish Air Corps
The Irish government is mulling a wholesale transformation of the country’s armed forces that could give it capabilities comparable with similar-size nations in Europe. Having spent the bare minimum on national defense for decades, the report by Ireland’s Commission of the Armed Forces says its...
Tony Osborne

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.

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