This Occasional Paper examines the efforts underway in the UK, France, Germany and the US to produce new combat aircraft and systems over the next fifteen to twenty years; sheds light on some of the challenges and drivers; and suggests some potential options for force optimisation
In the run-up to and ever since the Iraq War in 2003, RUSI has offered analysis and expertise on the conflict and its implications for UK defence and security. Here we present a selection of articles and commentary from our archives.
The ongoing Combat Air Strategy under development within the Ministry of Defence faces a difficult choice, with significant capability, industrial and geopolitical cost trade-offs involved. The F-35 is at the centre of this dilemma.