Posts by Nicholas Fiorenza

in Ares Oct 18, 2016

To Shoot Down Or Not To Shoot Down, That Is The Question

German public television channel ARD showed the courtroom drama Terror Oct. 17 about the trial of a German Eurofighter pilot for shooting down a....More
in Ares Sep 05, 2016

Dingos Against Daesh

Germany has delivered more material to the Kurdish Peshmerga fighting the so-called Islamic State....More
in Ares Aug 23, 2016

Luftwaffe A310 MRTTs Complete 1,000 Flying Hours Over Syria And Iraq

The Luftwaffe completed 1,000 flying hours Aug. 20 with Airbus A310 Multirole Tanker Transports (MRTTs) refueling coalition aircraft operating....More
in Ares Aug 23, 2016

F-16s Go Dutch To Greet Olympians

A pair of Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16s welcomed the orange Boeing 777 bringing the Dutch Olympic team back home Aug. 23....More
in Ares Aug 22, 2016

Boxer Infantry Fighting Vehicles For Lithuania's Iron Wolves

Lithuania is acquiring 88 Boxer wheeled armored infantry fighting vehicles for its Iron Wolves Mechanized Infantry Brigade....More
in Ares Aug 15, 2016

New Nukes For NATO

The modernization of U.S. nuclear weapons includes the stationing of new B61-12 gravity bombs in Germany....More
in Ares Aug 02, 2016

B-52 Over The Baltic

B-52s flying directly from the United States, an extremely visible demonstration of the U.S. commitment to its allies, have been a prominent feature....More
in Ares May 31, 2016

Luftwaffe Steals Berlin Air Show

The acronym ILA stands for Internationale Luft- und Raumfahrtaustellung (International Aerospace Show) but it has always been very much a German....More
in Ares Apr 08, 2016

RNLAF KDC-10 F-35 Aerial Refueling Premier

The Royal Netherlands Air Force received its national certification for aerial refueling of the F-35 after both Dutch fighters of this type received....More
in Ares Feb 15, 2016

First Belgian NH90 Pilot Qualified For Landing On Frigates

The first Belgian NH90 Caiman pilot was qualifed Feb. 11 to land on the deck  of a frigate. Accompanied by a Dutch instructor, the pilot made 10....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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