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
From The Archives

Aviation Week is approaching its 100th anniversary in 2016. In a series of blogs, our editors highlight editorial content from the magazine's long and rich history.

 

Aug 27, 2015
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Aviation Week Lifts Veil On Boeing B-52 Bomber (1952) 20

In 1952, Aviation Week provided the first details on the new Boeing B-52 bomber....More
Aug 14, 2015
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Bonanza Travel Pays 3

The legendary Beechcraft Bonanza has an impressive production record, so perhaps the marketers back in 1949 were onto something when they coined the phrase "Bonanza travel pays."...More
Aug 14, 2015
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Venerable Boeing 727 Prototype To Fly Again 29

The most famous 727, the prototype aircraft which would join United as N7001U, was delivered to the airline in October 1964 having served its time as a Boeing test aircraft....More
Aug 13, 2015
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Aviation Week And The Bomb

Aviation News did not predict how nuclear weapons would change the world. But neither did anyone else....More
Aug 13, 2015
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Collins Radar Takes The Ups And Downs Out Of Flying

Turbulence? Rockwell Collins had a solution for those bumpy rides in the early 80s with its WXR-700 Doppler Weather Radar....More
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