July 7, 2014

FACE TO FACE

Prospering in Tough Times

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

Electrifying Aviation

EASTERN EUROPE MILITARY MODERNIZATION

On Guard

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FACE TO FACE

Prospering in Tough Times

Thirteen years into its development, Lockheed Martin’s crown jewel—the tri-service, stealthy F-S5 Joint Strike Fighter—is finally making its international debut. The single-engine fighter is flying at the Royal International Air Tattoo and Farnborough air shows outside London.
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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

Electrifying Aviation

Light aircraft are early targets for the efficiency and safety benefits touted for electric propulsion

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EASTERN EUROPE MILITARY MODERNIZATION

On Guard

Tensions with Russia spur new defense investments in Europe

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EUROPEAN FIGHTER UPGRADES

Typhoon Rising

U.K. sets course for Typhoon ground-attack capability

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EUROPEAN FIGHTER UPGRADES

Choose Your Weapon

Fighters rearm for the 2020s and beyond

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EUROPEAN FIGHTER UPGRADES

Spectral Feast

Europe revamps fighter systems and sensors

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AIR TRANSPORT

Life Extension

Boeing hopes further improvements will make the 747-8 more attractive for passenger airlines

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EASTERN EUROPE MILITARY MODERNIZATION

Net Effects

Situation in Ukraine renews interest in modern air defenses

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The World

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Feedback

As I read Bill Sweetman’s recent commentary “Hot Air” (AW&ST May 26-June 2, p. 15), regarding the landing mat challenges for the F-35B vertical-landing aircraft, I wondered if a lowcost, low-tech solution to this problem is already on hand.
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