Bill Sweetman

Senior International Defense Editor, Aviation Week & Space Technology

Posts by Bill Sweetman

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
in Ares Sep 17, 2014

Saab Gets A Toe In The Water

Saab visits Brazilian carrier in preparation for Gripen M project....More

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