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UAS, Gunships, Trainers On Europe’s Horizon
Across Europe, nations are taking innovative approaches to foster their home defense industries despite limited budgets, without relying on complex international programs.
After the 2011 Operation Unified Protector in Libya, for example, Italian military leaders noted the high cost of mounting long patrols at a considerable distance using supersonic fighters. This year, the Italian air force will be pursuing at least two new programs unveiled in 2013 and aimed at reducing the cost of persistent operations.