Position: Research Analyst
Justin Bronk is a Research Analyst with the Military Sciences programme at RUSI. His research interests include airpower, land warfare, regional territory disputes, insider attacks, Psyops and nuclear weapons policy. Prior to joining the Institute, Justin worked in PR and presented on nuclear weapons policy to the Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) programme and the Atomic Weapons Establishment Policy Group.
Justin completed his MSc (distinction) in History of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where his dissertation focused on a top secret Anglo-American nuclear weapons supply programme for the RAF V-Bomber Force, which had disastrous implications for the operational effectiveness and independence of Britain’s nuclear deterrent in the late 1950s and early 1960s. This was later published in the Journal of Strategic Studies under the title ‘Britain’s V-Bomber Force and US Nuclear Weapons, 1957-1962’. Justin also holds a first class BA in History from the University of York.
RUSI articles and analysis by this author
Sixth-Generation Fighters in 2030: A Realistic Prospect?
24 Jul 2015
A ‘5.5 generation Super Raptor’, based on an evolution of the F-22 design concept or of the F-35 once the latter has matured in service, is a more likely prospect than operational sixth-generation fighter aircraft by 2030
CJOAX: Building a Bilateral Crisis-Response Task Force
10 Apr 2015
This month in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the largest airborne exercise in a military generation will revitalise US-UK joint forcible entry capability with a demonstration of true interoperability (free access)
The A-10 Retirement Battle: Why the King of CAS Must Die
3 Feb 2015
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
Russia Outflanks the West
7 Nov 2014
Russia's combination of hybrid conventional warfare and nuclear threats are circumventing the West's military strength
Examining the Evidence of the MH17 Crash
23 Jul 2014
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.
UK Funding for ‘Captor-E’ AESA Radar Announced – Better Late than Never
15 Jul 2014
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.
Desperate for Air Support, Maliki Turns to Russia (and now Iran)*
29 Jun 2014
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?
NATO Baltic Air Policing – Revenge of the Cold War Relic
4 Jun 2014
NATO’s primary military response to the Russian annexation of Crimea was to reinforce its long standing Baltic Air Policing operations. Airpower is a domain in which NATO can credibly challenge Russian dominance in the region and provide ‘hard’ deterrence against military intimidation.
The Afghan Air Force: Ready to Fly Solo?
25 Mar 2014
As ISAF prepares to depart from Afghanistan, a functioning Afghan Air Force is proving the most challenging military capability to build and maintain
Speed is the New Stealth: The SR-72 Challenges the Future at Mach 6
5 Nov 2013
Last week, the normally secretive ‘Skunk Works’ division of the Lockheed Martin company unveiled a new, remotely piloted, hypersonic jet with strike and reconnaissance capabilities. Given the right investment, it has the potential to revolutionise military aerospace technology.