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May 04, 2012

UAE V-22 Deal Nears Closure

After years of turbulent development and cost problems, the Bell-Boeing team is finally closing in on its first foreign sale of the V-22 Osprey....More
May 03, 2012

Extras for the May Issue of Defense Technology International

The May issue of DTI is here. Some of the stories and links:....More
May 03, 2012

Electronic Blast Slated for Unmanned Attack Aircraft

Most aircraft slated to go onto aircraft carries have to go through an electronic magnetic interference test that bathes the design in about 200....More
May 03, 2012

Platforms and Upgrades Will Change Electronic Warfare

The U.S. Navy's F/A-XX strike fighter, the EA-18G Growler, an unmanned combat aircraft (currently exemplified by two X-47B test platforms) and a....More
May 03, 2012

5/2 Frago

+ Mid Week Video: China’s Carrier Up-Close + U.S. May Sell 4 F-35s to Japan + F-22 Modernization: Breaking the Sound (Spending) Barrier....More
May 03, 2012

Raptors in the Sandbox

As tensions between Iran and the U.S. and Israel continue to mount over the former’s pursuit of nuclear weapons technologies, the U.S. has quietly....More
May 03, 2012

Poles Patrol Baltic Airspace

MiG-29s are patrolling the skies of the three Baltic states, not for the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact. The....More
May 02, 2012

London's Air Defense Shield

London this week will see an exercise of likely security measures for the Olympic Games starting in July.  As part of that layered umbrella of....More
May 02, 2012

RAF Fighters Return to RAF Northolt

The RAF has now redeployed some of its Eurofighter Typhoons to RAF Northolt in the west of London to participate in a major security exercise in....More
May 01, 2012

White House Offers NATO Summit Pre-briefing

Don’t expect the contentious Medium Extended Air Defense System (Meads) system to get any discussion time at the NATO summit in Chicago next month,....More
Apr 30, 2012

4/30 Frago

+ Afghan Mission May Change U.S. Army Modernization Plans + Why the C-27J and not the F-35?....More
Apr 30, 2012

4/27 Frago

+ Australia: Why so many JSFs, subs? + Can McKeon’s right turn save the defense budget?....More
Apr 30, 2012

All Quiet on the French Front

You may be wondering why Ares has been so quiet on things concerning France recently. The reason is simple: for several weeks prior to a presidential....More
Apr 30, 2012

French Air Force Checks Out Tablets

The French air force is experimenting with tablets to see what their utility in a military environment might be. A trial phase is being undertaken....More
Apr 30, 2012

U.K. Tightens Export Rules for Argentina

The 30-year anniversary of the invasion of the Falklands may have come and gone, but that has not led to an easing of tensions between the U.K. and....More
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