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October 24, 2011

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

AviationWeek.com

FROM THE WEB Comments from readers on AviationWeek.com

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Where Science Could Take Us

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AviationWeek.com

For the complete current issue, archives and more, go to: AviationWeek.com/awst Free to subscribers. IMAGINING THE FUTURE ® Essays on future technology innovations begin on p. 58. See where our authors’ imaginations are taking them, in an online slideshow that illustrates such concepts as plasma-driven aerodynamics for smarter, faster control; swarming miniature UAVs; and new technologies for exo-planetary searches, and more.
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FMafia writes: It will be interesting to see if the Pentagon can forgo turf battles and actually provide better bang for buck. alexandre says: The U.S. should reclaim the money lent to Third World countries. Fewer than 200 Raptors is a joke____Shame on every administration since 1990 who contributed to the weakening of the U.S.
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THE INSIDE TRACK

Serving All

Faster reporting, broader scope highlight new civil/military metsat ground system

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ENVIRONMENT

FUELING DEBATE

Airlines may be better off buying carbon credits than chasing biofuel

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DEFENSE

Bs on the Wasp

Though late to the deck, testers are optimistic about F-35B performance in initial ship trials

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Leaping Forward

South Korea, seeking to join aerospace leaders, unveils design for unmanned combat aircraft

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Opportunity Lost

An update of a foreign helicopter will probably be chosen for South Korea’s KAH program

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IDF’s New Look

Military reorients its technology to face new and changing threats

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Getting Defensive

As Washington retreats, Europeans sound defiant over Meads program

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