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Jun 29, 2012

I'll Scratch Your (F-35) Back If You'll Scratch Mine (JSM)

For all the arguing about the Joint Strike Fighter that we've done here on Ares, some of the factors and decisions simply come down to economics....More
Jun 29, 2012

JSF -- Norway Signs Up

That Norway would go ahead with buying the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has long been more or less a given as long as the U.S. showed its willingness to....More
Jun 29, 2012

6/28 Frago: Late Edition

+ The Failure of Anti-Virus Companies to Catch Military Malware Interesting post by security expert Bruce Schneier. He links and quotes an anti-virus....More
Jun 28, 2012

Who Should Get Credit for Bin Laden Op?

Spencer Ackerman of Danger Room takes Loren Thompson to task in this post: Defense Industry Shill: Give Lockheed Credit for Bin Laden Kill. We've....More
Jun 28, 2012

When and How Would an Attack on Iran Unfold?

David Fulghum writes in this week's Aviation Week & Space Technology about thinking behind a possible Iran attack in the article Raiding Iran....More
Jun 27, 2012

The U.K.'s UAV War

While there has been a lot of attention on the U.S. drone strike program in Pakistan and other countries, much less is known about the Royal Air....More
Jun 27, 2012

SMART-L For Smart Defense?

The Netherlands Defence Materiel Organization and Thales Nederland today signed an agreement to modify the four SMART-L long-range radars installed....More
Jun 27, 2012

6/27 Frago

+ SPIDERS Creeps Ahead: Latest on DOD Smart Grid Effort + Bio-Weapons Crusader Calls For Tighter Research Oversight + Panetta Meeting Top Execs to....More
Jun 27, 2012

Aerospace Loses Its Oldest CEO

As Aviation Week’s business editor, I have interviewed a good number of CEOs during the past eight years. Few were as colorful as Walter J. Zable,....More
Jun 27, 2012

6/26 Frago

+ Army Dumps All-Seeing Chopper Drone + Army Drops Universal Camouflage After Spending Billions....More
Jun 26, 2012

Is the U.K. Defense Budget Adequate?

Douglas Barrie, who used to work with us here at Aviation Week as our London Bureau Chief, had a commentary in last week's Aviation Week & Space....More
Jun 25, 2012

X-48C Poised for Flight Tests

Boeing yesterday showed off the heavily modified version of the Boeing X-48 blended wing body (BWB) remotely-piloted research aircraft which is set....More
Jun 25, 2012

6/25 Frago

+ Cyber Warfare Treaty: DOA, Thanks to President and Pentagon + U.S. Industry Finds Little Information on Sequestration Plans....More
Jun 23, 2012

How's the LCS Coming Along?

Michael Fabey reported last month on his tour of the LCS 1 and some of the troubling things he saw in this article: What Price Freedom? LCS-1 Leaves....More
Jun 22, 2012

Fuel Flip

A potential ally for the biofuel industry slipped away when the Senate Armed Services Committee voted on an amendment to block the Pentagon from....More
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