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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
Jun 22, 2012

6/22 Frago

+ DoD to Japan: Don’t worry, the Osprey is safe + Pic of the Day: F-35B Shows Off Its Gun Pod....More
Jun 21, 2012

6/21 Frago

+ Special Ops Commander Sacked After Tiltrotor Crash + Report: Obama Should Copy Nixon: Avoid Foreign Conflicts, Use Allies, Invest in R&D....More
Jun 21, 2012

More on UAVs

Congress is trying to get ahead of privacy concerns that could snuff out the growing use of UAVs within the United States. At least initially, the....More
Jun 20, 2012

European UAV Programs May Advance

Robert Wall and Amy Svitak wrote in this week's Aviation Week & Space Technology about movement in French and German unmanned aircraft programs:....More
Jun 20, 2012

Privacy Concerns About UAVs

With the U.S. Congress having ordered the FAA to proceed with integrating unmanned aircraft into civil airspace, the idea of using UAVs for domestic....More
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