Explosions do not disturb residents of Draguignan, the “artillery capital of France.” But a visitor to this southeastern city is surprised that the sound of an 18-ton Caesar self-propelled howitzer travels 20 km (12 mi.) from Camp de Canjuers, the biggest proving ground in Western Europe.
As the war in Afghanistan continues its drawdown, it will be time for the Army to reconcile its post-war intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets. A key piece of that will be the future of its Gray Eagle UAV program. Aviation Week’s Oct. 13 issue will look into the future for such tactical UAVs as well as the status of the Joint Air to Ground Missile program and the U.K.’s Brimstone, two weapons looking to ride on the Gray Eagle....More