Bill Sweetman

Senior International Defense Editor, Aviation Week & Space Technology

Posts by Bill Sweetman

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
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

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