French Army Light Aviation (ALAT) During the Libyan Operations

08/10/2012
2012-08-10 By Murielle Delaporte Based on interviews with two of the operational leaders for the assault and maneuver helicopter battalion operating off the French aircraft carriers -- BPCs (Bâtiment de Projection et de Commandement) -- during the Libyan operation, it is clear that there are challenges and opportunities which air mobility…

The UK Rethinks the F-35C Decision: Shaping a British led Expeditionary Strike Group

03/16/2012
3/16/12 by Ed Timperlake The UK is rethinking its carrier aircraft decision.  In large part this is because of the cost necessary to build traps and cats on the Queen Elizabeth class carrier.  In part it is because of the impact of Libya and Bold Alligator in reminding strategists and…

An Update on European Aircraft December 2011

12/13/2011
12/13/2011: This posting provides an update on several developments regarding European built aircraft.  The slideshow provides some glimpses of ongoing developments at Eurocopter and Airbus Military in the global marketplace. [slidepress gallery='an-update-on-european-aircraft-december-2011'] Credit: Eurocopter and Airbus Military The first photo shows the Tiger helicopter, a key element of the French…