Bill Sweetman

Senior International Defense Editor, Aviation Week & Space Technology

Posts by Bill Sweetman

in From The Archives Mar 04, 2015

1957: Broken Arrow

The most capable interceptor of the 1960s might not have been American or Russian, or even British, French or Swedish....More
in From The Archives Jan 20, 2015

The Case Of The Missing F-117 Parts (2001)

How AW&ST found out what had happened to the remains of a shot-down F-117....More
in From The Archives Jan 13, 2015

Rafale -- Then (1986) And Now

The first flight of the Rafale was the start of one of the world's most ambitious weapon programs....More
in From The Archives Jan 07, 2015

Cuba: Bob Hotz Goes Nuclear On Pentagon Flack (1962)

Aviation Week's editor was not the only one with a low opinion of Robert McNamara's PR man....More
in Ares Dec 04, 2014

Marines Shift F-35 Deployment Plans

New Marine Conops for F-35 force solves some operational problems but raises a few challenges -- along with some Cold War echoes....More
in Ares Oct 30, 2014

You Say You Want A Revolution

This may be the first time you've heard of Third Offset, but it won't be the last....More
in Ares Oct 24, 2014

Five Years Can Be A Long Time

The Air Force's view of the F-35 now isn't much like Bob Gates' view in 2009....More
in From The Archives Oct 03, 2014

1991: Foxy Woxy Wows Paris

Its design dating back to the 1970s, the MiG-31 still held surprises in 1991, and just made its operational comeback appearance off Alaska....More
in From The Archives Sep 29, 2014

1990: YF-22 Lifts Off

The prototype of the F-22 Raptor flew 24 years ago today....More
in Ares Sep 23, 2014

So What Took The F-22 Target Photo?

A picture is worth a thousand Pentagon public affairs officers....More

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