Bill Sweetman

Senior International Defense Editor, Aviation Week & Space Technology

Posts by Bill Sweetman

in Ares Jul 24, 2014

How An Su-25 Can Shoot Down A Faster, Higher-Flying Aircraft

Russian explanations for the shootdown of MH17 are longer on nostalgia than credibility....More
in Ares Jul 17, 2014

Sting In The Tail

Textron Airland's Scorpion defies simple comparisons....More
in Ares Jun 09, 2014

F-35 Stealthier Than F-22?

The F-35 is stealthier than the F-22, which is a surprise to many. But on the toughest missions, it still takes eight JSFs to match two Raptors....More
in Ares May 22, 2014

Canada -- JSF Supporters Oppose Competition

Joint Strike Fighter supporters in Canada are confident that the F-35 would win any competition, but they don't want one. This is why their arguments....More
in Ares May 13, 2014

That's what I call confidence

Sometimes it's not what you do, it's how you do it. Saab's demonstration of its new radars said a lot....More
in Ares Mar 28, 2014

Mystery Aircraft Over Texas

As far as I know, this sort of thing has happened only once since 1956. ....More
in Ares Mar 23, 2014

Quite Special And Not At All Boring

Bragging is not a Swedish character trait. Indeed, self-deprecation is a national pastime. Where else would a pop lyric begin: ....More
in Ares Mar 11, 2014

Think Tank Calls For Long-Range Airpower

The U.S. Air Force should aim for an operational force of 120 stealth bombers, comprising new Long Range Strike Bombers or a mix of LRS-Bs and B-2s....More
in Ares Mar 03, 2014

A Glimmer Of Realism?

After slamming defense financial planning for "chaos and uncertainty" in October, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments fiscal expert Todd....More
in Ares Feb 13, 2014

Little Bird Smells Market Victory

It is at the point where I step over the collective-pitch control and strap into Boeing's AH-6i armed reconnaissance helicopter that I fully realize....More

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