As part of a renewed focus on naval expeditionary operations, the United States, United Kingdom and other nations are testing a variety of unmanned systems to enhance the capabilities and cost effectiveness of amphibious forces against future global threats
The RAF’s acquisition of the RC-135 ‘Airseeker’ represented a deliberate effort by both the RAF and US Air Force to set the conditions for further integration. The current lack of greater progress on this vision will represent a lost opportunity for both air forces that will only serve to drive up operating costs.
Saluting the Few: The triumph of British Air Power in 1940
Christina J.M. Goulter
Dr. Christina J.M. Goulter is Senior Lecturer in Defence Studies, King’s College London, and Air Warfare Historian on the Higher Command and Staff Course, Joint Services Command and Staff College, Defence Academy of the UK.
‘If we lose the war in the air, we lose the war, and...
The military rotary-wing market is currently dominated by AgustaWestland, Bell Helicopter, Boeing, Eurocopter, Russian Helicopters JSC and Sikorsky. In spite of defence cuts, the original equipment manufacturers are continuing to bring out innovative designs and upgrades, albeit on a reduced level. Ian Vincent Frain takes a look at the combat helicopter sector