September 10, 2013

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Blowing Up the Budget

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John Croft’s “In the Dark” (AW&ST Aug. 26, p. 35) about last month’s crash of UPS Flight 1354 was very informative and covered many aspects of the hazards of flying an approach at night, but it did not address the danger posed by the terrain on the approach to the runway in question at Birmingam (Ala.) Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM).
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Gunnar Kleveland has become senior vice president-integrated operations, Cathy Ferrie senior vice president-engineering and Matt Hasik senior vice president-commercial programs, all at Fort Worth-based Bell Helicopter. Kleveland succeeds Pete Riley, who will be retiring.
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Blowing Up the Budget

Just as political gridlock looked certain to cement historic changes to the U.S. military, Syria happens

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MIXED BAG OF SAMS

Washington Syria’s ability to defend its airspace against U.S.-led attacks depends largely on its surface-to-air missiles. Its air force is big but obsolete—the most numerous types by far are the MiG-21 and MiG-23—and some main air bases are in rebel-controlled areas.

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Shielding Civilians

Israel prepares crossfire contingencies for potential U.S. strike on Syria

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Sparrow Flies

Israel, U.S. test missile defense system in tense Eastern Mediterranean

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Contents

FEATURES DT2 All Ashore Navies boost spending on amphibious capabilities DT6 Sinking Sales Budget cuts impact Israel’s defense exports DISPATCHES DT10 Network Control Cassidian’s mobile nodes enhance data transmission DT12 AUVSI Report
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NAVAL LOGISTICS

Shore Duty

Amphibious operations anchor naval fleet plans

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NAVAL LOGISTICS

GOING MOBILE

Washington The Future Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) looks far different than typical U.S. Navy ships. But its capabilities are game-changing. Leveraging float-on/float-off technology and a reconfigurable mission deck, the MLP provides a seagoing pier when access to on-shore bases and support are unavailable.

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MARKET REPORT

Red Alert

Budget cuts challenge Israel’s defense exports

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