Two separate but related developments may affect the air operations of many nations. China is scaling up development of indigenous surface-to-air missiles, with an eye toward bolstering its air-defense capabilities and becoming an important, low-cost supplier to the market. Russia, Belarus and China are developing a new generation of VHF-band radars that track stealth aircraft.
During its nearly 100 years of coverage, Aviation Week & Space Technology has covered many controversial programs. Perhaps none has been as big in terms of sheer value and global reach as the nine-nation, stealthy F-35 fighter project....More
It was not a long weekend like it was in the States, but I felt the presence of the Belgian army on the streets of Brussels Jan. 17 when I saw a Light Multirole Vehicle bristling with antennas turn the corner on Rue Royale and drive past the parliament....More