The Luftwaffe and Tornado Training in the United States: The Challenge of Preparing for Conflict in the Extended Battlespace
One of the challenges facing European airforces clearly is having training space to effectively work complex…Read More »
The Russians have been focused on the Arctic and an economic, defense and security build up…Read More »
The Luftwaffe Seeks a Tornado Replacement: The RAFs Tornado Replacement is Already Integrated into the Force
I had a chance to discuss many airpower issues while in Germany last week. Obviously, issues…Read More »
Countries in the Middle East are increasingly buying armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), especially from countries like China and Turkey which are stepping in to fill a gap created by the United States’ strict UAV export controls. The British think-tank Royal United Services Institute, or RUSI, recently released a report called “Armed drones in the Middle East region: proliferation and norms in the region”. The 50-page study focuses on the countries that operate or simply possess military UAVs, which are Jordan, Iraq, Israel, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Iran and Turkey. The US policy on UAV exports intends to prevent them from falling into hostile hands. Thus, the US decided to stop delivering UAVs to some Middle Eastern countries. To get around this issue, these countries decided to purchase...