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Aug 15, 2012

Air Force Confirms X-51 Fin Failure

An airframe component that functioned correctly on two previous flights caused the failure of the third flight of the U.S. Air Force's Boeing X-51A....More
Aug 15, 2012

8/15 Frago

+ C-17 accidentally lands at small. general aviation airport....More
Aug 15, 2012

Curiosity Prequel?

Curiosity's use of retro-rockets and parachutes for its descent to the Martian surface reminded me of another application of similar technology. It....More
Aug 15, 2012

8/14 Frago: Late Edition

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Aug 14, 2012

8/14 Frago

+ U.S. Army Aerostat Program Proceeds; Deployment Uncertain + Commanding Officers and Personal Misconduct....More
Aug 14, 2012

Video: F-35B First Aerial Weapons Release

Amy Butler sent along this video from Lockheed Martin. From the description: On Aug. 8, an F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter test aircraft....More
Aug 13, 2012

8/13 Frago: Late Edition

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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

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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
From The Archives

Aviation Week is approaching its 100th anniversary in 2016. In a series of blogs, our editors highlight editorial content from the magazine's long and rich history.

 

Jan 31, 2016
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Tupolev 104: Harsh Proof Of Rapid Soviet Progress (1956) 18

Since little detail was available of the Russian design and built Tupolev 104, a profile was compiled for Aviation Week, based entirely on observations from photographs, experts such as engineers knowledgeable in typical Russian aircraft design and of its landing at London Airport....More
Jan 28, 2016
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A Near View Of French Aviators (1917) 2

Some of the largest battles of the First World War were taking place in France when Aviation Week was first published....More
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