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Feb 15, 2016

First Belgian NH90 Pilot Qualified For Landing On Frigates

The first Belgian NH90 Caiman pilot was qualifed Feb. 11 to land on the deck  of a frigate. Accompanied by a Dutch instructor, the pilot made 10....More
Jan 13, 2016

Germany Begins Negotiations With Israel On Leasing Heron TP

The Bundeswehr has begun negotiations on leasing Israel Aerospace Industries armed Heron TP medium-range long-endurance unmanned aerial systems to....More
Jan 08, 2016

German Tornados Begin Recce Mission Against Islamic State1

Two Luftwaffe Tornado Recce aircraft conducted their first reconnaissance mission against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq Jan. 8....More
Jan 07, 2016

Belgium, Spain Take Over Baltic Air Policing

Spanish Eurofighter Typhoons and Belgian F-16s took over NATO's Baltic Air Policing Mission for the first four months of 2016 from Germany and....More
Dec 24, 2015

2015 Photo Contest Winners Are A High-Flying Bunch

One of my responsibilities as director of editorial content production at Aviation Week is managing the Aviation Week Photo Contest each year. I tell....More
Dec 21, 2015

AGS Gets Off The Ground1

The first of five NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Global Hawks made its maiden flight over the weekend as Airbus Defence and Space prepared to....More
Dec 16, 2015

Luftwaffe Begins Refueling Anti-IS Coalition Aircraft 

The Bundewehr mission to support the fight against the so-called Islamic State (IS) began on the night of Dec. 15-16 with the aerial refueling of....More
Dec 11, 2015

Luftwaffe Prepares For First Sorties Over Syria

With its arrival at Incirlik air base Dec. 10, the Luftwaffe is preparing missions over Syria. Luftwaffe Brig.Gen. Andreas Schick, commander of....More
Dec 10, 2015

Two Tornados Take Off For Turkey

Two Tornado Recce aircraft of Taktischer Luftwaffengeschwader (Tactical Air Force Squadron) 51 "Immelmann" took off from their base in Jagel Dec. 10....More
Dec 09, 2015

Airbus Helicopters' H145M Debuts With Bundeswehr1

The Luftwaffe has taken delivery of its first two H145M Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) Special Operation Forces (SOF) at Airbus Helicopters'....More
Dec 01, 2015

German Government Gives Mandate For Syria Mission4

The German government on Dec. 1 decided the mandate of German military support for the international coalition fighting the so-called Islamic State (....More
Nov 30, 2015

German Defense Chief Gives Details Of Support To France

The chief of defense staff of the Bundeswehr, Gen. Volker Wieker, gave details of German military support for France in its fight against terrorism....More
Nov 27, 2015

Germany Supports France In Fight Against Terrorism

Germany has pledged support to France in the fight against terrorism on two separate occasions over the last two days....More
Nov 16, 2015

U.K. Defense Review: Rumors And Predictions13

Some thoughts on the upcoming U.K. Strategic Defense and Security Review which will shape the British armed forces for the next five years....More
Nov 08, 2015

All Creatures Great And Small At Trident Juncture

Participation in NATO's Exercise Trident Juncture which ended Nov. 6 ranged from dogs and pack animals to a Global Hawk unmanned aerial system....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
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When Aviation Week Was Accused of Treason -- The Back Story Revealed 6

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
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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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