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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
Mar 18, 2015

Apache Down

A Royal Netherlands Air Force Apache crashed during a firing exercise in Mali March 17, killing both crew members....More
Feb 27, 2015

NavWeek: Running With the Pac2

The general feeling among many of China’s naval neighbors and in U.S. military circles is that China has been turning into a bit of a bully in (re)....More
Feb 27, 2015

A400M Faces Production Challenges in 2015

Initially, Airbus was supposed to deliver 22 aircraft to at least four customers this year....More
Feb 26, 2015

France's Defense Procurement Agency Saved By Rafale Sale

French exports were up in 2014, but the year ahead brings uncertainty....More
Feb 17, 2015

French Rafale Wins First Export Sale2

France says the first three aircraft are to be delivered to Egypt this summer....More
Feb 13, 2015

NavWeek: Frigate About It9

Many doubt the idea that that the modified LCS will live up to the true definition of a frigate. But perhaps it's about time to give the Navy a....More
Feb 12, 2015

When Russians Fly Over European Coasts1

The ministry said two French Mirage-2000 took off from Lan-Bihoué air base in south Brittany in response to the incident, along with a Rafale that....More
Feb 09, 2015

French MoD Backs Dassault's Position on Indian Rafale2

French arms procurement chief says guaranteeing HAL Rafales was not part of original tender....More
Feb 06, 2015

Egypt Is Possible First Export Customer For French Rafale20

Under the terms of a deal still being finalized, Cairo would buy up to 24 aircraft and a FREMM frigate....More
From The Archives

Aviation Week is approaching its 100th anniversary in 2016. In a series of blogs, our editors highlight editorial content from the magazine's long and rich history.

 

Aug 27, 2015
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Aviation Week Lifts Veil On Boeing B-52 Bomber (1952) 9

In 1952, Aviation Week provided the first details on the new Boeing B-52 bomber....More
Aug 14, 2015
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Bonanza Travel Pays 3

The legendary Beechcraft Bonanza has an impressive production record, so perhaps the marketers back in 1949 were onto something when they coined the phrase "Bonanza travel pays."...More
Aug 14, 2015
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Venerable Boeing 727 Prototype To Fly Again 26

The most famous 727, the prototype aircraft which would join United as N7001U, was delivered to the airline in October 1964 having served its time as a Boeing test aircraft....More
Aug 13, 2015
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Aviation Week And The Bomb

Aviation News did not predict how nuclear weapons would change the world. But neither did anyone else....More
Aug 13, 2015
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Collins Radar Takes The Ups And Downs Out Of Flying

Turbulence? Rockwell Collins had a solution for those bumpy rides in the early 80s with its WXR-700 Doppler Weather Radar....More
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