Sep 12, 2020
Thunder’s Sound and Fury Signifies What for Russian Armed UAVs?
Russia's recent Armiya 2020 show was notable for the appearance of armed UAVs and UCAVs currently in development, writes Douglas Barrie. But how many of these capabilities will see...
Aug 8, 2020
Sustaining the Case for European ‘Sovereign’ Air Capability
Sustaining European sovereign combat-air capabilities and the defence-aerospace industrial base underpin both multinational Future Combat Air System projects now underway, explains...
Jul 27, 2020
Air Power’s Future: Combat Aircrew Not Yet Surplus to Requirements
Uninhabited and overhyped? Douglas Barrie and Nick Childs consider the roles of autonomous platforms in future air-force inventories, and the technical, legal and ethical issues...
Apr 27, 2020
Air-Launched Missiles: A Low-Observable Numbers Game
Is China looking to increase the number of air-to-air missiles that its Chengdu J-20 multi-role fighter can carry internally? The PLA Air Force continues to make progress across a...
Apr 6, 2020
Defence Spending and Plans: Will the Pandemic Take Its Toll?
That the Covid-19 pandemic will have an impact on defence ministries is beyond doubt, but can governments and defence ministries find a way to deal with the possible effects on...
Mar 21, 2020
Berlin and the Bomb
As Germany is mulling its choice of NATO nuclear-tasked combat aircraft to replace the Tornado, Douglas Barrie and Bastian Giegerich examine whether wider capability options should...
Feb 3, 2020
U.K. Defence Review: Repent at Leisure
t is undeniable that the United Kingdom needs a fundamental defence and security review, but is pushing such a far-reaching effort through within the next 12 months, in a period...
Jan 30, 2020
Designating Threat Weapons: A Question of Complex Numbers
The growing number of countries producing ‘threat' missiles has pushed the United States to revise how it codes such systems – the aim is to avoid confusion.Increasing...
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