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January 3, 2011

PERSON OF THE YEAR

DECISION MAKER

DEFENSE

Industrial Agenda

CHINESE STEALTH

OUT OF THE MIST

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PERSON OF THE YEAR

DECISION MAKER

Tenacity and quick wits bring Jeff Smisek to the forefront of global aviation

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DEFENSE

Industrial Agenda

U.K. grapples with new defense industry policy

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CHINESE STEALTH

OUT OF THE MIST

Beijing rolls out a holiday surprise—a heavyweight, long-range combat aircraft bigger than the F-22

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DEFENSE

Podding Up

Rafale F3 recce capability to be available by early 2011, but maybe not for Afghanistan

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ROTORCRAFT

Composite Entry

Sikorsky turns to composite specialists to help triple lift of Marines’ CH-53

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SPACE

Spatial Resolution

Italian space plan calls for broadband satellite program, shift in spending basis for ISS

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SPACE

End of an Odyssey

Engineers review options, operators relieved as Intelsat regains control of Zombie Sat

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DEFENSE

Testing Progress

Aircraft are flying more frequently, but F-35 testing enters 2011 with some key objectives hanging

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SPACE

Knockdown Factors

Updated design tools promise launch vehicle weight savings

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OBITUARY

Shining Light

Alfred Kahn’s legacy continues to shape industry 30 years after deregulation

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