All articles by Talal Husseini

Talal Husseini

Defence Aviation Safety Conference 2019: safeguarding the skies

At this years Defence Aviation Safety Conference, senior aviation officials and experts from around the western world gathered to discuss the latest perspectives on aviation safety, new threats and solutions. Talal Husseini reported on the key themes coming out of the conference.

Q&A: Airbus on the new DSEI Space Hub

Airbus will exhibit at DSEI in September in the newly created Space Hub. Talal Husseini caught up with Airbus Defence and Space managing director Colin Paynter to find out how the Space Hub launch reflects the increasing value and importance of the space sector to the security and defence industry.

When drones are used maliciously, can anyone stop them?

The UK DASA has issued a call for solutions to find and neutralise small UAVs, which in the light of the Gatwick and Heathrow drone attacks was one of the key topics at the recent Security and Counter Terror Expo 2019. What threats do small drones pose and can anyone stop malicious attacks with drones?

USAF performs first flight test of ARRW hypersonic weapon

The US Air Force (USAF) has performed the maiden flight test of its air-launched rapid response weapon (ARRW) hypersonic weapon on a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft.

Collins Aerospace and Sikorsky develop fly-by-wire retrofit kit

Collins Aerospace Systems and Sikorsky have developed a fly-by-wire retrofit solution that is capable of enabling autonomous flight for rotary and fixed wing aircraft.

Raytheon StormBreaker smart weapon completes all operational tests

Raytheon has completed all operational test drops of its new StormBreaker smart weapon, bringing it one step closer to achieving initial operational capability

Leonardo wins order to supply additional M-345 trainers to Italy

Leonardo has obtained a €300m contract to supply 13 M-345 high-efficiency trainer (HET) aircraft to the Italian Air Force.

The most senior military women across Nato nations

Inspired by Royal Air Force Air Marshal becoming the first female three-star General in the UK Armed Forces, we took a look at the most senior women in the military forces of Nato countries and their careers.

Saab pulls Gripen E fighter jet out of Swiss Air Force flight tests

Swedish aerospace and defence manufacturer Saab has withdrawn its fifth-generation Gripen E fighter jet from flight tests with the Swiss Air Force, stating that the aircraft’s development plan does not match up with Swiss defence procurement agency Armasuisse’s plan to have operationally-ready jets this year.

Exploring the air bases of the South African Air Force

The South African Air Force owns a number of air force bases across the country, which provide key aerial services including military transport, maritime exercises, search and rescue, and combat training.