Brandon Patrick


Brandon is Aviation Week’s Defense Analyst for the Middle East and North African regions. Prior to joining Aviation Week, Brandon studied Arabic and the Middle East at the University of Arizona and served in the Air Force.


Podcast: The Risks of Conducting Over the Horizon Strikes

By Jen DiMascio Sep 17, 2021
With its exit from Afghanistan, the U.S. is beginning a new phase of drone warfare, conducting strikes there without forces on the ground. But is the current technology enough to safely execute the mission?
Defense and Space

Podcast: Little Green Jets

By Jen DiMascio Jun 30, 2020
The civil war in Libya is morphing into a fluid security situation. Russian military aircraft have arrived to support private contractors backed by the Russian government. Aviation Week editors and analysts discuss how the security void has presented Middle Eastern nations with an opportunity to test their ability to fight with Turkish and Chinese UAVs.
Defense and Space