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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
Jul 12, 2012

Rosoboronexport to Partner with Finmeccanica on Maritime Patrol aircraft

Maxim Pyadushkin writes: Russia plans to develop airborne maritime patrol platforms fitted with Italian intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance....More
Jul 12, 2012

7/12 Frago

 Check out our Farnborough International Airshow coverage + Army Mum on Network Costs, but Documents Offer Clues + We Spend Too Much On Defense....More
Jul 12, 2012

On Training, Reservists and the London Olympic Games

The experience the French army has gained in Afghanistan must be harvested “but we must not let it deform us because this was a very particular....More
Jul 11, 2012

7/11 Frago

Check out our Farnborough International Airshow coverage + France Holds Keys to Europe’s Future in UAVs + Afghanistan Exit’s Price Tag in the....More
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