Bill Sweetman

Senior International Defense Editor, Aviation Week & Space Technology

Posts by Bill Sweetman

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
in Ares Sep 12, 2014

A Matter Of Perspective

Israeli missile defense expert says that Iron Dome critics relied on weak photo evidence and ignored results....More
in From The Archives Sep 01, 2014

Junkers Ju287 Technology Surprise, 1945-Style

The forward-swept-wing, four-jet, fixed-landing-gear Junkers Ju287 looks weird today. Think what it looked like in 1945....More
in Ares Aug 27, 2014

Sometimes It's Obvious

IAI solves a problem that Boeing called a show-stopper....More
in Ares Aug 25, 2014

Iron Dome -- Are The Critics On Target?

Missile-defense gadfly may be resting his case on assumptions rather than data....More

AW&ST Defense Technology International Edition, September 15

No armed forces in the world focus as hard on lessons learned from campaigns as Israel's do. ....More
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.


Aug 26, 2016

When Aviation Week Was Accused of Treason -- The Back Story Revealed 8

A 1957 revelation that the U.S. was tracking Soviet missile launches from a secret radar in Turkey has its roots in sleuthing of students from Kettering Grammar School in the UK....More
Aug 23, 2016

When Aviation Week Was Accused Of Treason 23

Aviation Week editors routinely get blowback when they write about sensitive topics, and the best example of that may be an October 1957 story that revealed the U.S. had been tracking Russian missile launches from advanced long-range radar units in Turkey....More
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