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Aug 10, 2012

8/10 Frago

+ Debt Traps, Defense and the Danger of Decline + Code Names, Nicknames, and Pseudonyms of Declassified Black Projects at Groom Lake, Nevada From....More
Aug 10, 2012

Sequestration is Good... or Bad...

What do you make of the looming threat of sequestration in the U.S., automatic budget cuts, half from defense, set to kick in at the end of the year....More
Aug 10, 2012

Yo Ho ScanEagle!

The Royal Netherlands Navy landing ship dock Hr. Ms. Rotterdam launched its first ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) mission over the Gulf of....More
Aug 09, 2012

8/8 Frago

+ Air Force Still Not Opening Up About F-22 Safety Problems + Is This a Super-Secret Stealth Helicopter … Or a Hollywood Fake?....More
Aug 09, 2012

8/8 Frago: Late Edition

+ Today's AvWeek stories U.S. Navy Eyes More Subs, But CBO Says Shortfalls Remain Nuclear Bomb’s Cost Increases Draw Congressional Scrutiny + Air....More
Aug 09, 2012

8/9 Frago

+ Boeing: Laser Small Diameter Bomb Could Fill Gap + Brennan Hints at Proxy War Redux....More
Aug 08, 2012

Rotterdam Supports Djibouti Coast Guard Training

The Royal Netherlands Navy (RNN) landing ship dock Hr. Ms. Rotterdam has been busy since arriving in the Gulf of Aden. In addition to taking over....More
Aug 08, 2012

8/7 AvWeek Stories

MDA Still Sees 2018 Deployment In Restructured SM-3 IIA Plan Nearly $1 billion added to Raytheon’s contract to build a new, larger SM-3 interceptor....More
Aug 08, 2012

Lockheed Micro-Quadcopter and Other Things AUVSI 2012

The biggest unmanned-industry show of the year, AUVSI's Unmanned Systems North America 2012, has kicked off here at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas....More
Aug 08, 2012

F-35 JSF's Surprising Sonic Boom

A couple of months ago I was fortunate enough to spend a day with a NASA and Air Force test team in the Mojave Desert near Edwards AFB. The day....More
Aug 07, 2012

"We didn’t know what 90 percent of the switches did"

Earlier this week I met someone in person that I had first detected on an AltaVista search, so you know that this is going to be about history. John....More
Aug 07, 2012

8/7 Frago

+ Used Cars and F-35s + 'Too Many Screens': Why Drones Are So Hard To Fly - And So Easy To Crash....More
Aug 07, 2012

A Twist of the Wrist -- How to Drive an X-47B

Standing off to one side at last week's press unveiling of the US Navy's X-47B unmanned combat aircraft system demonstrator at NAS Patuxent River was....More
Aug 06, 2012

8/6 Frago: Late Edition

+ Today's AvWeek stories....More
Aug 06, 2012

8/6 Frago

+ Why We Should Cut Tri-Nation Anti-Missile Program, MEADS + Senate Confirms Obama Pick for Air Force Chief + Giant Drone’s Laser Cannon Nixed by....More
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