Gerrard Cowan


Gerrard Cowan

Gerrard Cowan is an author having recently published his world-renowned book 'The Machinery'. He is a former Jane's Defence Weekly European editor and was the news editor at the Wall Street Journal Europe.

  • DN - Defence Notes

    Analysis: European defence spending question casts long shadow

    13th June 2017

    US president Donald Trump’s calls for increased defence spending by NATO allies have brought renewed focus on a long-running source of tension: the amount of ...

  • RH - Rotorhub

    Analysis: From bankruptcy to buoyancy

    31st May 2017

    With the stabilisation of oil prices at over the $50 per barrel mark and companies emerging from bankruptcy – the commercial helicopter market can enjoy ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    ​SOFIC 2017: Who's the BOSS?

    8th May 2017

    Alongside USSOCOM efforts, the US Army is working on enhancing the scopes available to its snipers. It announced in January that it was working on ...

  • RH - Rotorhub

    Rotorcraft Asia: Market analysis part three

    26th April 2017

    In the concluding instalment of a three-part overview of the Asia-Pacific civil helicopter market, Shephard looks at the role (or roles) of multi-mission and utility ...

  • RH - Rotorhub

    Rotorcraft Asia: Market analysis part two

    25th April 2017

    In the second instalment of a three-part overview of the Asia-Pacific civil helicopter sector, Shephard examines the changing nature of parapublic aviation in the region.

  • RH - Rotorhub

    Rotorcraft Asia: Market analysis part one

    24th April 2017

    In the first instalment of a three-part overview of the Asia-Pacific civil helicopter sector, Shephard asks OEMs about their assessment of market trends in the ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    IAI shrinks EOIR payloads

    14th March 2017

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has announced the launch of two new tactical electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) payloads, with the market for unmanned vehicles a key target. The ...

  • UV - Unmanned Vehicles

    Prox acquisition presents opportunities

    6th January 2017

    Flir Systems’ acquisition of Prox Dynamics has bolstered its presence in the unmanned space, marking its entry into producing end-to-end systems and presenting particular opportunities ...

  • RH - Rotorhub

    CHC ready for the challenge

    13th December 2016

    CHC is optimistic as it works to emerge from bankruptcy, although the operator believes the troubled oil and gas market will remain challenging in the year ...

  • IMPS - Maritime Security

    Indian Ocean attack likely a one-off

    22nd November 2016

    The attack on a chemical tanker off the east coast of Somalia in late October brought piracy in the region once more into focus. However, ...

  • RH - Rotorhub

    Helitech 2016: SAR contract opportunities to aid market stability

    3rd October 2016

    SAR is a relatively small market within the wider civil helicopter industry, but with a number of countries turning their SAR efforts over to the ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    Farnborough 2016: A2AD EW focus for Ultra

    18th July 2016

    One of the big growth areas driving demand for electronic warfare (EW) systems is the threat of anti-access area denial (A2AD) systems. Electronic systems manufacturer, ...

  • RH - Rotorhub

    CHC bullish about economic outlook

    21st June 2016

    CHC is confident it will emerge from its Chapter 11 reorganisation process as an ‘economically robust competitor’ in the global helicopter services market, the company ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    ATK develops Scorpion mortar

    10th March 2016

    Orbital ATK is developing a new precision guided mortar system called ‘Scorpion’ as its pitch for the US Army’s 120mm High Explosive Guided Mortar (HEGM) ...

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