Élie Tenenbaum is a Research Fellow at IFRI's Security Studies Center and coordinator of the Defense Research Unit (LRD). His research focuses on guerrilla and irregular warfare as well as on military interventions and expeditionary forces.
Holding a PhD (2015) in History and graduated from Sciences Po (2010), he has been a visiting fellow at Columbia University (2013-2014) and spent a year at the War Studies Department, at King's College London (2006) ; he has taught international security at Sciences Po and international contemporary history at the Université de Lorraine.
La guerre des hélicoptères : L'avenir de l'aéromobilité et de l'aérocombat Focus stratégique, No. 32, June 2011
Military helicopters have evolved into technologically sophisticated weapon systems. Originally designed to counter Soviet armor, attack helicopters now have to cope with a wide spectrum of threats, some of them bringing choppers back to their counterinsurgency roots.