Report on the one-day RUSI conference that focused on exploring whether air forces can, or indeed should, seek to fight like a single weapons system. Delegates heard from the US Air Force and Royal Air Force, alongside representatives from multiple air forces in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
China’s rapid progress in developing and exporting armed and unarmed Unmanned Aerial Vehicles has significant implications and is undercutting long- running US efforts to control the spread of this technology around the world
The announcement by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron that their countries intend to cooperate in producing a new fighter aircraft has sparked great interest in UK defence and industrial circles. However, how significant is this as a ‘hard’ defence initiative?
A new Chinese White Paper on the country’s space policy raises a number of questions regarding both its role as a space power and the links between its peaceful exploration and use as a military domain.
A new Request for Information, a standard business process for collecting written information about the capabilities of various suppliers, has been issued by the Indian Air Force. It will whet the appetite of many foreign producers, although only a few stand any chance of winning the future contract.
Alexandra Stickings, Research Analyst, National Security and Resilience
The successful and spectacular inaugural launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy this week not only captured public imaginations with its ground-breaking double booster recovery and quirky payload, but also...