What Kind of Airpower Does a Country like France Need?

This is the second part of a two-part article on French airpower in current contingencies. For a country like France, the strategic context in the short- to mid-term will probably be the continuation of the current era of protracted interventions, necessary but unfortunately non-decisive, in Africa (as leading nation) and the Middle East (as part…

Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems: Humanity’s Best Hope?

The past decade has witnessed a revolution in the use of remotely operated systems by the UK’s Armed Forces.  Nowhere has this been more evident – or controversial – than in the air domain.  Debate over the nomenclature of such systems – known variously as Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs), Uninhabited Air Systems (UASs), Remotely Piloted…