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August 24, 2009

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Workforce and A&D's Future

MISSILE DEFENSE

Midcourse Correction

MISSILE DEFENSE

Stress Tests

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Workforce and A&D's Future

When AVIATION WEEK launched its 13th annual Workforce Study earlier this year, we were not entirely sure what the data would reveal. The study reflects trends across about 80% of the U.S. aerospace and defense industry. Keep in mind, thought leaders have been warning for years about an impending silent crisis: an irreplaceable loss of the knowledge, experience and wisdom that underpin the industry, or in plain English, a brain drain.

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MISSILE DEFENSE

Midcourse Correction

Pentagon revelation of lowered ICBM threat bodes ill for European interceptor proposal

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MISSILE DEFENSE

Stress Tests

Head-on intercept trial is next for GBI as Pentagon sorts out program's future

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MISSILE DEFENSE

ABL Aims for Beam-Control Tests

HUNTSVILLE, ALA. After achieving “first light” in flight of the 747-400F-based high-energy Airborne Laser (ABL), developed for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, Boeing officials say they expect to shoot down a ballistic missile target using the weapon later this year, as planned.

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DEFENSE

Typhoon's Path

U.K. still mulling key elements of Eurofighter strategy

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DEFENSE

Another Rotor Hub

AgustaWestland gains third European industry base with PZL Swidnik deal

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DEFENSE

Follow-up Attack

Korea Aerospace needs a new major project; another military helicopter could be it

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MOSCOW AIR SHOW

Bullish Bear

Russia dares to dream of advanced airpower assets, with confidence bolstered by near-term fighter purchase

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MOSCOW AIR SHOW

Trials and Tribulations

Russian airframers seek support as they struggle with financial and product issues

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MOSCOW AIR SHOW

Orbital Venture

ZHUKOVSKY, RUSSIA A new private space venture hopes to send commercial customers into orbit for a week at a time starting as early as 2013, using updated hardware based on 1970s-era Russian Almaz reusable reentry vehicle (RRV) and space station hardware.
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