On the eve of the types’ first delivery to the French Air Force, Airbus Military took aviation and defence media onboard its new A400M transport aircraft for a flight. First impressions of Europe’s new airlifter.
Professor Keith Hayward, Head of Research, RAeS, reports on a recent high-level discussion on the future of the European defence aviation industrial base.
Was the legendary and courageous 1943 RAF Dambusters Raid a ‘strategic success or a conjuring trick’? The RAeS Air Power Group provides a report on a recent academic debate on the effectiveness of Operation CHASTISE.
After missing out in India’s MMRCA contest, a combination of private funding, demanding export customers and high-level political backing means Eurofighter Typhoon is now set to unlock its true multi-role potential. Analysis
Despite a last minute reprieve, the threat of sequestration or the ‘fiscal cliff’ to the US aerospace and defence sector has not gone away. Professor KEITH HAYWARD, RAeS Head of Research, looks at the new danger of the debt ceiling.
Aerospace International Editor TIM ROBINSON felt ‘the need.. the need for speed’ on the final trade day of Farnborough Air Show this summer, with a demonstration flight in a Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet from the US Navy.
Inspiring Excellence – A report on the highlights from the RAeS Women in Aviation and Aerospace Conference hosted by Rolls-Royce on 2 November.
Back in office, President Obama returns to confront the challenges of sequestration. The ‘fiscal cliff’ that the US defence sector is now teetering on has implications beyond America’s shores. Professor KEITH HAYWARD, RAeS Head of Research, assesses the situation.
Professor Keith Hayward, the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Head of Research offers commentary on the news of a possible merger between BAE Systems and EADS to create a new giant aerospace and defence industrial grouping.
An update on MBDA’s new Meteor long range air-to-air missile, together with its new precision SPEAR weapon programme.
The iconic Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter has turned 50. A report on the heavy lift chopper that just goes on and on.
Will the wars of the future be fought by intelligent, autonomous swarms of UASs able to reconfigure and adapt to any mission or situation? A look at the 2020 battlespace and the benefits and challenges of swarming UAVs.
Analysis and summary of the 2012 Farnborough Air Show on 9-15 July, including the Futures Day.
A report of the highlights from the fourth and final trade day of the 2012 Farnborough Air Show on 9-15 July
A report of the highlights from the third day of the 2012 Farnborough Air Show on 9-15 July