TWIAD is your weekly, English-language briefing on national security and defence affairs in the alpine republic. The most relevant news reports, press releases, articles and announcements are recapped and, where necessary, given some context for greater accessibility. Feel free to get in touch with us and give us your feedback and thoughts, ask questions in the comments and join the #TWIAD raucity on Twitter! For this week’s premiere, we are going back a little further, recapping articles starting March 15.
This article gives an overview of asylum figures and forced returns in Europe. It then sheds light on and analyses the Austrian MoD’s intention to use military aircraft for return operations, a prohibitively expensive option compared to civilian charter aircraft. Continue reading [German]
Part one of a series on Austrian air power, this article gives an overview of jet aircraft in Austrian military service, from 1957 until 2007, when the first EF-2000 Eurofighter Typhoon was commissioned.