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May 21, 2012

Market Looking Up for Airbus Military

With 24 aircraft sold so far this year, things are looking up for Airbus Military after hitting an all-time low last year when the company sold just....More
May 21, 2012

AGS a Go

NATO has signed a $1.7 billion contract to acquire five Northrop Grumman Global Hawk Block 40s, marking a key milestone as the alliance works to....More
May 21, 2012

Just, wow.

Date, check - it's not April 1. Breakfast did not include anything hallucinogenic.  The CNO is really endorsing the development of an Air Force long....More
May 20, 2012

U.K.'s F-35B Decision a Blow to Franco-British Defense Cooperation

French President-elect François Hollande has hardly had time to savor his victory in the May 6 election in which defense issues were barely mentioned....More
May 18, 2012

5/18 Frago

+ Fools Paradise and Arguing with Idiots: More Obstacles in DOD Road to Energy Security + The rise and fall of Air-Sea Battle + House Votes To Ease....More
May 18, 2012

Australian Tiger Fleet Hits Another Snag

Australia’s experience with the Eurocopter Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopter continues to be problematic. The army has now stopped all flights....More
May 16, 2012

Jean-Yves Le Drian Is New French Defense Minister

Jean-Yves Le Drian, nearly 65, has been appointed as France's new defense minister. A stalwart member of the Socialist Party and close friend of....More
May 16, 2012

P-40 Kittyhawk Found in Egyptian Desert

This is becoming a bit of an “old airplanes found” series! For all you old airplane enthusiasts out there: another wonderful find... even if not....More
May 15, 2012

5/14 Frago

+ China's second J-20 stealth fighterSecond Chengdu J-20 makes its debutVideo: China’s Two J-20 Stealth Fighters....More
May 14, 2012

McKeon vs. Panetta

The foundations of an election-year battle on defense spending are solidifying, now that the defense secretary and the top Republican on defense....More
May 14, 2012

C-27J Down Under

Australia has selected the C-27J over the C-295 as its battlefield airlifter. Alenia Aermacchi announced in a press release today that Australia will....More
May 13, 2012

5/10 Frago

+ Romney's Defense To Spike $2.1 Trillion: CNAS Analyst + Proposal Directs Pentagon to Give Battle-Ready Dates for F-35 + USAF Test Pilot School....More
May 11, 2012

AvWeek Investigates LCS-1 Problems

Aviation Week Naval Editor Mike Fabey says it best and most succinctly in the lead paragraph of his major investigative piece. The Littoral Combat....More
May 11, 2012

New USAF Chief Identified

The Obama administration and the Pentagon announced May 10 that a native Texan and Air Force Academy graduate-cum-commandant who started his USAF....More
May 11, 2012

F-35 vs F/A-18E/F: Australia Punts on Both

Australia is holding off on buying the initial batch of operational F-35s. For some time, that was expected to be good news for Boeing, but that no....More
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