The Bundeswehr has begun negotiations on leasing Israel Aerospace Industries armed Heron TP medium-range long-endurance unmanned aerial systems to bridge the gap until it acquires a European UAS by 2025, along with France, Italy and Spain....More
Serendipity can lead you to amazing discoveries in Aviation Week's 100-Year Archive. One of our interns who is checking the 400,000 pages scanned into the archive asked me a question about an ad for the Wright-Martin Aircraft Corp. in an issue from 1917. ....More
Scientists expected the north polar region of Enceladus to be heavily cratered, based on low-resolution images from the Voyager mission, but the new high-resolution Cassini images show a landscape of stark contrasts....More
Since little detail was available of the Russian design and built Tupolev 104, a profile was compiled for Aviation Week, based entirely on observations from photographs, experts such as engineers knowledgeable in typical Russian aircraft design and of its landing at London Airport....More
Over the past few decades, Aviation Week pilots have strapped into the left seat of almost every Western-built commercial jet transport. Aviation Week's digital archives went live earlier this month, allowing us to delve into in-depth pilot reports of some of the first jet and most recent airliners to be built. Take a look at our top picks.