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May 11, 2015

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Who’s Where

First Take

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As a retired Marine with a decent background with the “gator navy” (amphibious ships), I eagerly read about the steps being taken to operationally field test the F-35 with the Fleet Marine Force in “Back to Sea” (AW&ST April 27-May 10, p. 40).
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Who’s Where

Richard Peretz has been appointed chief financial officer of Atlanta-based UPS, effective July 1. He succeeds Kurt Kuehn, who will be retiring. Peretz has been corporate controller/treasurer. Edward Rogers has become global director of sustainability.
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First Take

Dassault has secured its third Rafale export customer in as many months with Qatar placing a €6.3 billion ($7 billion) order for 24 fighters, plus 12 options, on May 4 (see page 12). Qatar Airways reportedly secured additional traffic rights to France as part of the deal (see page 25).
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COMMERCIAL AVIATION

Dead End

The campaign against Gulf carrier expansion shifts tactics, but with limited results

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QUID PRO QUO

Brussels Qatar Airways appears to have secured additional traffic rights into France as part of a €6.3 billion ($7.03 billion) deal between Paris and Doha for the sale of 24 Rafale fighter jets and an option for 12 more. The agreement, if confirmed, will exacerbate the already heated debate about the expansion of the Gulf airlines’ reach in Europe, and is likely to set a precedent.

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DEFENSE

Raidrs Raided

USAF abandons key defensive counterspace project, with no public plans to continue the mission

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64,000 Shades Of Grey

Infrared sensor can detect stealthy targets

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PLAYING CATCH-UP

Selex’s proposed tie-up with a U.S. partner is a challenge to Lockheed Martin, until now the only known IRST producer in the U.S. No all-new IRST has been produced in the U.S. since the early 1990s, when the decision was taken to omit IRST from the Advanced Tactical Fighter, which became the F-22 Raptor.
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DEFENSE

Mighty Missileer

Japan suspects that by the 2030s the fighter will not be the only means of air control

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SPACE

Balancing Act

Commercial Falcon 9 faces crowded launch schedule

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