All articles by Harry Lye

Harry Lye

Minefield in the sky: Developments in counter-drone systems

Counter-UAS technology is becoming more pervasive as military and civilian forces face a growing aerial threat.

Is the aerospace, defense & security sector seeing the beginnings of an AI investment boom?

AI deals, jobs and patents have been booming in the last few years. But is the aerospace, defense & security sector keeping up?

RAF forms new ISTAR air wing

On Monday, the UK Royal Air Force (RAF) stood up a new Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) Air Wing based at RAF Waddington.

Pencils down: bids in for Finland’s HX fighter programme

Finland has received final quotations from suppliers vying to supply the country’s next fighter jet. Lockheed Martin, Saab, Dassault, Eurofighter and Boeing are all in the running to replace the country’s ageing fleet of F/A-18 C/D Hornets.

US Air Force upgrading Reapers for near-peer threat

The US Air Force (USAF) is upgrading its Reaper uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAV) to make them better prepared to face near-peer threats rather than their traditional counter-terrorism mission.

South Korea unveils KF-X prototype

South Korea has officially unveiled a prototype of its new, indigenously-built, KF-X fighter that will eventually replace the country’s F-4D/E Phantom II and F-5E/F Tiger II aircraft.

Future RAF will mix crewed fighters, UAVs and swarming drones: CDS

Speaking at an International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) virtual event, the head of the UK’s Armed Forces Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) General Sir Nick Carter said that by 2030 a Royal Air Force(RAF) tactical formation could be made of up two Typhoon Fighter Jets, ten Mosquito uncrewed fighter aircraft and 100 Alvino swarming uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs).

RAAF prepares for ‘constant competition’ ahead of centenary

Tomorrow, the Royal Australian Air Force will mark its 100th anniversary. Ahead of the centenary, RAAF chief Mel Hupfeld said his intent was for the service to be ‘comfortable’ operating in a state of ‘constant competition’ as it moves towards a force combining crewed and uncrewed capabilities.

Contract notice hints US could field a new fighter by 2029

A US Department of Defense (DoD) contract notification has offered a hint that the US could field a new fighter aircraft by FY 2029.

US Air Force’s top general won’t commit to Wedgetail

Despite interest in acquiring the Boeing E-7 Wedgetail to replace the Boeing E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft from some corners of the US Air Force (USAF), at the Air Force Association’s virtual Aerospace Warfare Symposium, US Air Force Chief of Staff General Charles Q. Brown, Jr said he wasn’t ready to commit to the aircraft.