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February 7, 2011

MIDDLE EAST TURMOIL

POWDER KEG

JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER

Hurdles Ahead

DEFENSE

Slow But Sure

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MIDDLE EAST TURMOIL

POWDER KEG

Aerospace industry braces for aftershock from political upheaval in the Middle East

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JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER

Hurdles Ahead

Much development and most testing still lie ahead for F-35 program

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DEFENSE

Slow But Sure

A2100 manufacturing scrutinized as AEHF-1 continues path to geosynchronous orbit

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DEFENSE

Revised Target

After a year of quality control problems, MDA must tackle GBI test failures

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ROTORCRAFT

Mixed Signals

Eurocopter eyes early launch of Dauphin replacement, hybrid helicopter as orders flag

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ROTORCRAFT

Scouting Ahead

Fire Scout to tackle international hotspots in forthcoming deployments

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ROTORCRAFT

Searching for a Fix

As NH90 delays hit, Australia steels itself to reform defense procurement

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SPACE

Safety Check

Japanese astronauts may fly commercial, but only after careful review by JAXA

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SPACE

Aligning the Axis

France, Germany agree on ESA launcher and ISS strategy as both unveil ambitious agendas

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SPACE

Geo-IK-2 Failure Rekindles Russian Quality Concerns

MOSCOW PARIS A new Russian launch mishap may force planners to reconsider the priorities of the country’s ongoing space overhaul. A Geo-IK-2 military satellite intended for precision geodesic measurements was delivered into incorrect orbit by a Rockot Breeze KM on Feb. 1.

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