Tony Osborne

London Bureau Chief

London, UK


Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines. Tony has covered avionics, unmanned vehicles, the supply chain and cyberwarfare.


Russia Converting Nuclear-Tipped Cruise Missiles Into Decoys, UK MOD Says

By Tony Osborne Nov 28, 2022
Officials suggest the removal of the nuclear warhead from the weapon was further evidence of the depletion of Russia’s stock of long-range weapons.
Missile Defense & Weapons
U.S. Air National Guard Recommends Fielding Of BriteCloud Decoy
The UK-developed, drink can-size BriteCloud is designed to be dispensed like chaff and infrared decoys to lure away advanced surface-to-air missile threats.
guy.ferneyhoug… Thu, 11/24/2022 - 14:25
Primary Category

Turkish Aerospace Advances TF-X Prototype Into Final Assembly

By Tony Osborne Nov 24, 2022
In the first pictures published of the twin-engine TF-X since manufacturing began earlier this year, Turkish Aerospace appears to have completed most of the forward and rear fuselage with much of the main wing fitted to the aircraft.
Supply Chain