Key Developments

Chancellor Merkel and Deterrence in Europe

02/16/2019
By Defense.info

A number of European nations are looking to enhance their capacities for direct defense and deterrence…

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European Defense

02/16/2019
By Angelo M. Codevilla

Europe was never a full partner in its own defense. The very question—Will Europe ever fully…

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The Luftwaffe and Tornado Training in the United States: The Challenge of Preparing for Conflict in the Extended Battlespace

02/14/2019
By Robbin Laird

One of the challenges facing European airforces clearly is having training space to effectively work complex…

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Canada and the Arctic: The Russians Fill in the Strategic Space

02/13/2019
By defense.Info

The Russians have been focused on the Arctic and an economic, defense and security build up…

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The Wedgetail, the RAAF and Joint Operations

02/13/2019
By defense.Info

The RAAF’s Wedgetail is an advanced C2 aircraft which as the radar systems are evolving is…

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The Luftwaffe Seeks a Tornado Replacement: The RAFs Tornado Replacement is Already Integrated into the Force

02/13/2019
By Robbin Laird

I had a chance to discuss many airpower issues while in Germany last week. Obviously, issues…

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Special Reports
04/15/2018
In this Special Report Edward Timperlake argues that throughout the history of significant change in combat aviation, the...
Book Review
02/16/2019
Jason Begley reviews The Imperial Radch trilogy for our #SciFi, #AI and the Future of War series, highlighting the value of the non-human perspective of the protagonist. Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice, Ancillary Sword and Ancillary Mercyform a trilogy set thousands of years into the future where...
Featured Defense System
02/16/2019
By Guy Martin

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...

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