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Jul 23, 2012

What Darpa Learned From UAVForge

It's harder than it looks to build a small perch-and-stare unmanned aircraft, even with the help of a crowd. That's the conclusion of Darpa's....More
Jul 23, 2012

Pankl's HERO Catches Sikorsky's Eye

When Sikorsky launched its online Entrepreneurial Challenge to identify small innovative firms it could help incubate, I was intrigued. Now they have....More
Jul 20, 2012

Electric Aircraft Promises Infinite-Range Flight

Where Darpa faltered, can private enterprise succeed? An outfit called Flight Of The Century (FOTC) has flown a modified Rutan Long-EZ with which it....More
Jul 20, 2012

Civil UAVs Need GPS Anti-Spoofing, But Who Pays?

The leader of a university research team that showed how easy it is to hijack a UAV by spoofing its GPS won the rapt attention of a congressional....More
Jul 20, 2012

If You Did It, It's Not Bragging

Collaboration between Sweden and Switzerland on the new JAS 39E/F version of the Saab Gripen is expected to firm up in August with the signature of a....More
Jul 19, 2012

Nip and Tuck

Budget hawk Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) is trying again to reduce the defense budget. Last year, he unsuccessfully sought a $17 billion cut to the....More
Jul 18, 2012

Hovering Near You - IARPA's Quiet UAV

Ducted-fan VTOL unmanned aircraft have a lot to offer - the ability to take off, land and fly in confined urban spaces being one. But quiet they are....More
Jul 18, 2012

Darpa Hypersonics - If At First (or Second) You Don't Succeed

You have to love optimists. Despite premature ends to both attempts to fly a hypersonic glider, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency....More
Jul 18, 2012

AgustaWestland on Keeping U.K. Rotors Turning

There may be those among us who view the formal handover of the AgustaWestland AW159 Lynx Wildcat to the U.K. Defense Ministry at last week's....More
Jul 18, 2012

Another Good Quote From Farnborough

My colleague Amy Butler recently posted some quotes from Farnborough 2012. Another 11 quotes will be featured in Aviation Week & Space Technology....More
Jul 18, 2012

Some Funny Quotes from Farnborough 2012

We assembled a page of interesting quotes from Farnborough 2012 for Monday's magazine ... here's some from the B-roll that didn't make it.  Thought....More
Jul 18, 2012

Yo Ho Rotterdam!

The Royal Netherlands Navy (RNN) landing platform dock Hr. Ms. Rotterdam left its home port of Den Helder yesterday to participate in NATO's....More
Jul 17, 2012

With Founder Gone, Will Cubic Be Acquired?

The death of Cubic Corp.'s 97-year-old founder and CEO is igniting new speculation about whether the San Diego-based military training and mass....More
Jul 16, 2012

Hot Blade 2012

Portugal is hosting multinational helicopter exercise Hot Blade 2012 at Ovar military airfield, close to Porto, through July 19 involving some 36....More
Jul 15, 2012

Puma Production Pared

It's now official: the reduction in Puma armored infantry fighting vehicle production I reported in the June issue of DTI is now included in an....More
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