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September 17, 2012

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Mating Dance

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I hope the Navy seriously considers buying a derivative of the X-47B for their unmanned carrier-launched surveillance-strike (Uclass) aircraft. We might be able to save some money. thunderbirdsRGo notes: This is amazing pathfinder technology that will impact the future of autonomous unmanned flight in many ways.
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Altan Buyukyilmaz (see photo) has been named executive VP-commercial affairs at Turkish Technic of Ankara and Istanbul. He was CEO of BH Airlines and has been VP-sales and marketing of Turkish Airlines. Tom Owen has been appointed senior VP-Americas of Cathay Pacific Airways.
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Mating Dance

More than a decade after their first attempt, European aerospace majors are again courting

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BOOMS AWAY

Berlin Airbus Military is once again investigating the loss of a boom from one of its A330based Multi-Role Tanker Transports (MRTTs). On the eve of the ILA Berlin Air Show, the company encountered an embarrassing problem with its A330-based tanker program.

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UAV COOPERATION EYED

Paris The potential merger of BAE Systems with the EADS consortium could put an end to competing medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) UAV projects here. BAE has been developing drone technology under the Telemos project with French aerospace giant Dassault Aviation against rival efforts underway at EADS under the Talarion project. Earlier this year, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and then-French President Nicolas Sarkozy agreed to forge ahead with joint development of a MALE drone, part of a broader defense pact known as the Lancaster House Treaty of 2010, which aims to boost the aerospace and defense sectors of both countries.

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Triple Whammy

EADS faces management shift, challenges for major programs

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Integrate and Divide

Airbus rejiggers its internal processes, aiming to achieve greater efficiencies

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Destination Unknown

Pentagon struggles to determine JSF test plan

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Going Ballistic

U.S. investments in Aegis and Thaad are likely to pay off, report says

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Back on Track

Specialized Israeli-U.S. antimissile drill will now run next month, barring other postponements

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