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X-47B UCAS-D Begins Deck Handling Trials

Northrop Grumman’s X-47B unmanned combat aircraft system demonstrator (UCAS-D) is about to begin ground maneuver trials at NAS Patuxtent River, Md., to evaluate deck handling procedures as it moves toward a landing on an aircraft carrier in 2013.

Senate Panel Approves Defense Bill

The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved a $604.5 billion defense bill that was practically obsolete even before it was passed. “You don’t see me smiling,” said committee Chairman Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) after the bill’s Aug. 2 markup.

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A Century of Aviation Week

Aviation Week & Space Technology is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. In a series of blogs, our editors highlight editorial content from the magazine's long and rich history.

 

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50 Years Ago In Aviation Week

Aviation Week’s Aug. 1, 1966 edition chronicled the launch of the 490-seat Boeing 747, the joining of the first 737, and a story about a jet-powered train....More
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