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U.S. Nuclear Triad
Oct 20, 2016

Trump's Nuke Numbers Spotlight U.S. Warhead Dip70

The nuclear warhead gap between the U.S. and Russia has widened to 429 in Moscow's favor as the February 2018 treaty deadline for reducing the bomb....More
Oct 18, 2016

To Shoot Down Or Not To Shoot Down, That Is The Question10

German public television channel ARD showed the courtroom drama Terror Oct. 17 about the trial of a German Eurofighter pilot for shooting down a....More
Oct 10, 2016

Opinion: Why Trump Is Wrong On U.S. Nuclear Modernization146

Donald Trump made a sweeping claim during Sunday night’s explosive presidential debate that America's nuclear weapons capability has fallen far....More
Sep 30, 2016

Hillary Clinton 'Inclined To' Cancel Nuclear Cruise Missile35

As the Pentagon moves ahead with a trillion-dollar modernization of its nuclear arsenal, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton seems to be....More
Sep 23, 2016

Nukey McMeltface and Other Would-Be Bomber Names69

When U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah James announced an internal naming competition for the Northrop Grumman B-21 in February, she may have....More
Sep 14, 2016

VX-23 'Salty Dogs' F/A-18F Super Hornet unveiled in special scheme

Possibly the first pictures online of this VX-23 Hornet, absed at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, featuring the State flag's colours as part of its....More
Sep 08, 2016

Trump and the Size of the U.S. Air Force Fighter Fleet 6

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wants to build a U.S. Air Force of 1,200 fighters. But the service already has more than 1,700....More
Sep 05, 2016

Dingos Against Daesh11

Germany has delivered more material to the Kurdish Peshmerga fighting the so-called Islamic State....More
Aug 23, 2016

Luftwaffe A310 MRTTs Complete 1,000 Flying Hours Over Syria And Iraq15

The Luftwaffe completed 1,000 flying hours Aug. 20 with Airbus A310 Multirole Tanker Transports (MRTTs) refueling coalition aircraft operating....More
Aug 23, 2016

F-16s Go Dutch To Greet Olympians

A pair of Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16s welcomed the orange Boeing 777 bringing the Dutch Olympic team back home Aug. 23....More
Aug 22, 2016

Boxer Infantry Fighting Vehicles For Lithuania's Iron Wolves

Lithuania is acquiring 88 Boxer wheeled armored infantry fighting vehicles for its Iron Wolves Mechanized Infantry Brigade....More
Aug 15, 2016

New Nukes For NATO6

The modernization of U.S. nuclear weapons includes the stationing of new B61-12 gravity bombs in Germany....More
Aug 09, 2016

UK F-35 testing at Patuxent River

The UK is one of nine partner nations in the Lockheed-Martin F-35 program, which is now really gathering pace. After years of development using 20....More
Aug 02, 2016

B-52 Over The Baltic17

B-52s flying directly from the United States, an extremely visible demonstration of the U.S. commitment to its allies, have been a prominent feature....More
Jun 18, 2016

Smithsonian Air & Space Museum "Innovations in Flight" Day

The Udvar-Hazy center at Washington Dulles International Airport was the venue for the annual Smithsonian Innovations in Flight Day, this year....More
A Century of Aviation Week

Aviation Week & Space Technology is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. In a series of blogs, our editors highlight editorial content from the magazine's long and rich history.


Aug 26, 2016

When Aviation Week Was Accused of Treason -- The Back Story Revealed 8

A 1957 revelation that the U.S. was tracking Soviet missile launches from a secret radar in Turkey has its roots in sleuthing of students from Kettering Grammar School in the UK....More
Aug 23, 2016

When Aviation Week Was Accused Of Treason 23

Aviation Week editors routinely get blowback when they write about sensitive topics, and the best example of that may be an October 1957 story that revealed the U.S. had been tracking Russian missile launches from advanced long-range radar units in Turkey....More
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