August 17, 2009

FACE TO FACE

Strategy Shift

MISSILE DEFENSE

Thaad Turnaround

UNMANNED AIRCRAFT

Uavs: What’s Next

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FACE TO FACE

Strategy Shift

Army Lt. Gen. Patrick O’Reilly began his first day as Missile Defense Agency director in November during what could be one of the Pentagon’s most seminal budget proposals in years. His predecessor, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Henry (Trey) Obering, had the advantage of plentiful funding and the seemingly unwavering support of then-President George W. Bush.
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MISSILE DEFENSE

Thaad Turnaround

Terminal-phase anti-missile system emerges from troubled past with improved flight-test results

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UNMANNED AIRCRAFT

Uavs: What’s Next

Advanced sensors, new missions and a juggling of bases are in the offing

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UNMANNED AIRCRAFT

Affordable Stealth

Navy UAVs eyed for missile defense, SAM suppression and electronic attack

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AIR TRANSPORT

Trading Places

Slot swaps allow U.S. airlines to bolster top markets and eliminate weak spots

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RUSSIAN AEROSPACE

Red-star Struck

Near-term fighter orders and ambitious air force revamp will hinge on securing adequate funding

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AEROSPACE BUSINESS

Current Plans

Battery leader pursues U.S. Li-ion plant as challenge by Japanese start-up grows

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UNMANNED AIRCRAFT

Global Uav Network

Military officials consider five orbits, three U.S. bases and two overseas facilities

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Quiet Contender

X-48C 'low-emissions' hybrid wing body begins wind tunnel tests of aerodynamics

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AEROSPACE BUSINESS

Aerospace Agenda

German government maps priorities for civil and military aerospace

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