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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
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
A Century of Aviation Week

Aviation Week & Space Technology is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. In a series of blogs, our editors highlight editorial content from the magazine's long and rich history.

 

Aug 26, 2016
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When Aviation Week Was Accused of Treason -- The Back Story Revealed 7

A 1957 revelation that the U.S. was tracking Soviet missile launches from a secret radar in Turkey has its roots in sleuthing of students from Kettering Grammar School in the UK....More
Aug 23, 2016
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When Aviation Week Was Accused Of Treason 23

Aviation Week editors routinely get blowback when they write about sensitive topics, and the best example of that may be an October 1957 story that revealed the U.S. had been tracking Russian missile launches from advanced long-range radar units in Turkey....More
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