Bill Sweetman

Senior International Defense Editor, Aviation Week & Space Technology

Posts by Bill Sweetman

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
in Ares Aug 22, 2014

Older Aircraft Subject To Metal Fatigue -- Shock News

Structural problems in new aircraft are, surprisingly, more surprising than failures in old ones....More
in Ares Aug 18, 2014

South Africa's Ahrlac Is Airborne

A unique aircraft gets airborne. Will it fly on the market?....More
in Ares Jul 31, 2014

Fuel-Air Rockets Arrive In Iraq

The residents of Gaza have one thing going for them -- they are not being targeted by Iraq's newest weapon....More
in Ares Jul 30, 2014

Missile Defense Versus Movies?

CNN misses the point on airliner missile defense....More
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

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