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Aug 13, 2012

Army's LEMV Surveillance Airship Flies

The US Air Force may have cancelled its persistent surveillance airship, but the US Army has kept the faith, and today (August 7) Northrop Grumman's....More
Aug 13, 2012

8/13 Frago

+ Hidden History: America’s Secret Drone War in Africa + Betting Against a Drone Arms Race....More
Aug 12, 2012

LEMV First Flight Video and Photos [Updated]

Graham Warwick sends in these photos of LEMV's first flight. Read his previous story: Army's LEMV Surveillance Airship Flies ....More
Aug 10, 2012

8/10 Frago: Late Edition

+ Today's AvWeek stories....More
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
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