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How can tanker aircraft be utilised in a way that can directly benefit multi-national aid efforts on the African continent? This paper focuses on two basic elements of the thread for such endeavours: cooperation and synergy. Cooperationrefers to the practice of peopl...
Maj. Gen. Jerry Harris, Vice Commander of Air Combat Command, USAF, spoke to Defence IQ about the current priorities for fighter development in the ACC and how this needs to be achieved through concerted open architecture efforts. We also asked him to cast a forward loo...
Fighter jets from the Continental United States North American Aerospace Defence Command Region, also known as CONR, along with the command’s interagency partners, are preparing to protect the sky around MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, the site of Super Bowl XLVII Febr...
The nature of Afghanistan military operations is placing increasing emphasis on close air support. In Wardak province, a newly-established combat outpost, Joghato, houses a team whose job it is to seek out the enemy and close air support plays a significant role in t...
With US troops scheduled to leave Afghanistan by the end of the year, Joint Tactical Air Control (JTAC) have played a pivotal part in the war, directing daily airstrikes against Taliban positions. When coalition troops are under fire, their ability to communicate accu...
Commander Jean-Marc Brenot is a CAS expert with the French Navy and provides Defence IQ with an overview of the lessons and methods employed by his forces in the field of CAS, with particular emphasis on the ISAF mission, multinational cooperation, and overcoming the...
Today, 15 September 2010, marks the 70th anniversary of the day which saw the peak air activity of the Battle of Britain and was described by the wartime Air Ministry as 'one of the greatest days'.
Two years ago, Defence IQ spoke with Dr Bill Powers, Research Fellow for the US Marine Corp’s War Fighting Lab, on the subject of unmanned combat aerial vehicles in operational theatre. We got back in touch with him to get his refined perspective on the broader domain...
The U.S. Air Force’s Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) programme looks set to be landed by Sikorsky after the other contenders for the contract, EADS North America, Boeing and Northrop Grumman, pulled out. The contract, which is worth nearly $7 billion for 112 helicopt...
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The initial funding instalment, of an eventual $2 billion to purchase 100 Light Attack Armed Reconnaissance (LAAR) aircraft, has been received by the US Air Force, for asymmetric operations like those being carried out in Iraq and Afghanistan. LAAR is required to beco...
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