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Jun 02, 2015

Navweek: Pac Man

The American people could not ask for a better U.S. host during these most contentious of times in the Asia-Pacific than Adm. Harry Harris....More
May 28, 2015

Videos: F-35B Operational Test Trials24

Aviation Week's Senior Pentagon Editor witnessed aviation history aboard USS Wasp for the first-ever F-35B Operational Test (OT-1) trials off the....More
May 13, 2015

VE Day Flyover: World War 2 Plane Makes Unscheduled Landing

A TBM-3 Avenger participating in last week’s VE Day 70th Anniversary flypast over Washington had to make an emergency landing at Reagan National....More
May 11, 2015

NavWeek: China Coastal Catch8

China last year accelerated its plans to “reclaim” areas like the Spratly Islands, and the Asian giant is banking on its coast guard to protect its....More
May 11, 2015

NATO Tigers Head For Turkey

The most eastern of the Tiger Meets yet, this year’s event from May 4-16 was unfortunately also one of the smallest with just seven of the 23 regular....More
May 11, 2015

Apache Helicopters Return To Skies Of Mali

Royal Netherlands Air Force Apaches are flying again following their grounding due to the crash of one of the attack helicopters in Mali March 17,....More
Apr 27, 2015

NavWeek: Ready, Willing and Abe1

Asia-Pacific watchers agree – there’s a lot riding on this week’s U.S. visit by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe....More
Apr 13, 2015

NavWeek: Ballistic Bombast19

China may be able to take out an American aircraft carrier with its feared DF-21 antiship ballistic missile (ASBM) without even taking a shot....More
Apr 03, 2015

NavWeek: Chinese Fireworks16

As the U.S. takes sharper aim at the Asia-Pacific, China has American military vulnerabilities more squarely in its sights, according to regional....More
Apr 02, 2015

UAE’s Mysterious Airbase11

Airfields are blossoming in the desert of the United Arab Emirates, with Google Earth revealing a new facility in the desert near the country’s....More
Mar 31, 2015

Operation Decisive Storm -- Air Power Over Yemen10

A Saudi-led coalition of Middle Eastern and African states has started a major air campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen. We take a look at the air....More
Mar 26, 2015

Open Skies Over Benelux And Germany

Cold War kids like me still remember the Open Skies treaty, the 1992 agreement by members of NATO and the then Warsaw Pact to allow observation....More
Mar 25, 2015

Nigerian Air Force Gets More Alpha Jets

The Nigerian Air Force has acquired at least two Dornier Alpha Jets to add to its current fleet....More
Mar 24, 2015

NavWeek: Semper Why3

As the U.S. Marine Corps continues to tack back to its expeditionary core and the U.S. remains on course for its Asia-Pacific rebalance, the question....More
Mar 20, 2015

Germany To Boost Defense Spending

Germany's finance minister says the pacifist nation must shoulder more military commitments in the coming years....More
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