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P-1 MPA RUSI Defence Systems: Maritime Patrol Aircraft: A Japanese Perspective 8 Dec 2014
In contrast to Britain's decision to cancel the Nimrod MRA4 in 2010, Japan has developed her own maritime patrol aircraft for the 21st century, the P-1 (Free access) Aerospace Maritime Forces Pacific Japan
Tornado sunset RUSI Defence Systems: Precision Guided Munitions: Trends, Costs and Limitations 13 Oct 2014 by Justin Bronk
As the West goes to war in Iraq for the third time in twenty-five years, the cost and capabilities of precision munitions are back under the spotlight Aerospace Law and Ethics Equipment and Acquisitions
F22 and F15 Analysis: Air Strikes in Syria – Assessing the Initial Attack Plan 23 Sep 2014 by Justin Bronk
In initiating action against ISIS in Syria, the US operation sees combat use of the F-22 stealth fighter for the first time and Gulf states deploying their air assets for power projection in the region. Aerospace Middle East and North Africa The Gulf Region Syria Iraq
Russian radar system RUSI Defence Systems: The Limits of Stealth 9 Sep 2014 by Dr Igor Sutyagin
While there is much talk of the low-observable characteristics of new Western aircraft, it is important to consider the detection capabilities of the opposing force (free access) Aerospace Technology Russia
F-35 Thumbnail RUSI Defence Systems: Integrating Typhoon and F-35: The Key to Future British Air Power 9 Sep 2014 by Justin Bronk
With a limited number of aircraft available, the RAF must find a way of making the Typhoon and Lightning II work together (free access) Aerospace Equipment and Acquisitions
Tornado GR4 Analysis: British Options in Iraq: Capabilities, Strategies, and Risks 13 Aug 2014 by Shashank Joshi
Pressure is building for the government to recall parliament over the crisis in Iraq and consider intervening alongside US forces. But what are the options for Britain, and what risks do they carry? Aerospace Land Forces Global Security Issues Middle East and North Africa Iraq Europe UK
Wreckage of flight MH17 Analysis: Examining the Evidence of the MH17 Crash 23 Jul 2014 by Justin Bronk
As speculation and uncertainty surrounds the downing of MH17, we scrutinise the conspiracy theories, examining the current evidence and the potential course of the upcoming investigation. Aerospace Europe Russia
Euroradar CAPTOR Analysis: UK Funding for ‘Captor-E’ AESA Radar Announced – Better Late than Never 15 Jul 2014 by Justin Bronk, Elizabeth Quintana, Professor Trevor Taylor
The UK government has finally committed to funding ‘Captor-E’ AESA integration into the Typhoon fighter-jet programme. The move will provide greatly increased capabilities for the RAF’s Typhoon fleet but might also be in time to revive the aircraft’s hopes on the global export market. Aerospace
F35 RUSI Newsbrief: What Would Curtis Do? The US Air Force in 2014 2 Jul 2014
The US Air Force must address internal issues of morale, infighting and financial imbalance if it is to reposition itself as a dominant force Aerospace United States
Maliki voting Iraq elections Analysis: Desperate for Air Support, Maliki Turns to Russia (and now Iran)* 29 Jun 2014 by Justin Bronk
Exasperated at the lack of air support to from the United States to fight ISIS, the Iraqi government has purchased second-hand Sukhoi fighter jets from Russia and Belarus. But how effective will they be in confronting the Jihadist threat on Baghdad’s door? Aerospace Middle East and North Africa Iraq Europe Russia United States
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