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May 29, 2012

No Question of Cutting Back on A400M for Spain

Will Spain be able to maintain its commitment to buying 27 A400M military transport aircraft? This was the question I set my Spanish colleagues and....More
May 28, 2012

Devil Is in the Details for BD II Stop Work

Bedeviled by technology snags, the U.S. Air Force has finally stopped work on its contract with little-known MAV6 to build an intelligence-collecting....More
May 27, 2012

Airbus Military A400M Type Certification Seen in July

Airbus Military expects to receive the A400M type certification in July with the start of the key functional reliability testing merely “a question....More
May 27, 2012

Finally ... First F-35B Flight out of Eglin

The F-35B today conducted its first flight out of Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., one of several steps needed to officially stand up pilot training for....More
May 24, 2012

5/24 Frago

+ In Search of the Radar Pioneers of WW2 + Israel Likely to Strike Iran Reactor If Plutonium Risk Rises....More
May 22, 2012

First Somali Shore Attack for EU Naval Force

Has the anti-piracy mission off the coast of Somalia heated up a notch? For the first time the European Union's Naval Force (EU Navfor) has used....More
May 22, 2012

5/16 Frago

+ Behind The Curtain: Amendment To Limit JTRS Competition Fails + USAF Chief Raps Report on Cutting Nuke Arsenal....More
May 21, 2012

Why Defense Profit Margins Could Hold Steady

A Wall Street research firm says defense contractors should be able to maintain their profit margins even as Pentagon spending declines. “Over the....More
May 21, 2012

A Question Of Capabilities

The news on Afghanistan coming out of NATO's 20-21 May Chicago summit is not too good, with Pakistan being difficult about reopening supply routes....More
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
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