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Oct 31, 2012

USAF's Youngest B-52 Now 50 Years Old

The US Air Force's fleet of B-52 bombers soldiers on, showing no signs of retiring in the near future. The youngest aircraft, the last to leave the....More
Oct 29, 2012

Up in the Air

After publicly pledging to bring back the F-22 Raptor , and then having campaign surrogates adjust his message in favor of the F-35 Joint Strike....More
Oct 27, 2012

Airship Programs - Not So Buoyant, Says GAO

(Bad) timing is everything in aerospace. At the height of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, airships looked to be the answer to demands for....More
Oct 27, 2012

Wrongheaded? Really?

Aviation Week’s editorial of October 1 recommended re-injecting some competition into the US fighter business, and has taken some flak from Lockheed....More
Oct 26, 2012

Don't Stem the Tide

The National Academies, America’s official science, engineering and medicine advisers, are recommending the Defense Department seriously consider....More
Oct 26, 2012

10/26 Frago

+ New Air Force Chief Offers Strong Support For Lockheed's F-35 At Fort Worth Plant + Tech Companies Unveil New Gear for Troops....More
Oct 26, 2012

10/25 Frago: Late Edition

+ Today's AvWeek stories:....More
Oct 25, 2012

Rotterdam vs. Dhow, 1:0

Yesterday's engagement between a suspect dhow and the Royal Netherlands Navy landing ship dock Hr.Ms. Rotterdam was an uneven fight, despite....More
Oct 25, 2012

DARPA Picks Rescue Robot Competitors

Aftershocks from the earthquake still shaking the broken ground, the robot grabs a monkey wrench from a wounded plumber, jumps into his Ford F150....More
Oct 25, 2012

10/25 Frago

+ Army Modernizes, Modestly: Hard Upgrades To M1s, MRAPs, Humvees + Brazilian Navy S&T Chief Wants Access to U.S. High Tech....More
Oct 25, 2012

10/24 Frago: Late Edition

+ Today's AvWeek stories:....More
Oct 24, 2012

RFP Kicks Off USAF Combat Rescue Helo

CSAR-X is dead, long live CSAR-X – only please call it Combat Rescue Helicopter, or CRH. In the latest attempt to replace its aging Sikorsky HH-60G....More
Oct 24, 2012

10/24 Frago

+ Harris Takes Aim At Army Radios: General Dynamics Apologizes To Army + New Air Force Missile Turns Out Lights With Raytheon Microwave Tech....More
Oct 24, 2012

10/23 Frago: Late Edition

+ Today's AvWeek stories:....More
Oct 23, 2012

10/23 Frago

+ Navy’s Newest Assault Ship Moonlights as Pint-Sized Aircraft Carrier + BAE Makes Big Bet on Hybrid-Electric Drive....More
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