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Soldier launching drone RUSI Journal: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the Israel Defense Forces: A Precursor to a Military Robotic Revolution? 29 Apr 2015
The IDF’s increasing dependence on UAVs has ensured Israel’s technological superiority over its Arab neighbours, but is unlikely to be extended across the Israeli military Aerospace Israel
satellite thumbnail RUSI Defence Systems: Future of the Space Domain in Modern Warfare 4 Mar 2015
The militarisation of space has been a controversial issue since the early days of the Cold War. Is the West's military dependence on space assets pushing competitors to put weapons in orbit? Aerospace Technology
J-20 RUSI Newsbrief: Chinese and Russian Stealth Fighters Close the Gap 27 Feb 2015 by Justin Bronk
Fears that the US’s global aerial dominance will soon be challenged by the fifth-generation fighters under development by Russia and China are overstated – for now. Aerospace Russia China United States
Tu-95 Thumbnail RUSI Defence Systems: Putin's ‘Flying Gunboats’ 10 Feb 2015 by Dr Igor Sutyagin
Against the backdrop of tense relations over Ukraine and Crimea, Russia has increased Tu-95 'Bear' nuclear bomber flights on the boundaries of UK and NATO airspace. What is the Kremlin's viewpoint and is the implied nuclear threat to European NATO members credible? Aerospace NATO UK Defence Ukraine Russia
A-10 Warthog RUSI Defence Systems: The A-10 Retirement Battle: Why the King of CAS Must Die 3 Feb 2015 by Justin Bronk
The iconic A-10 is a superb and highly efficient close air support platform. Defenders of the aircraft point to its unique capabilities and the lack of a like-for-like replacement. These arguments, however, miss the larger picture Aerospace US Defence Policy United States
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
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