Bill Sweetman

Senior International Defense Editor , Aviation Week & Space Technology

Posts by Bill Sweetman

Five Years Can Be A Long Time

in Ares Oct 24, 2014
The Air Force's view of the F-35 now isn't much like Bob Gates' view in 2009....

1991: Foxy Woxy Wows Paris

in From The Archives Oct 03, 2014
Its design dating back to the 1970s, the MiG-31 still held surprises in 1991, and just made its operational comeback appearance off Alaska....

1990: YF-22 Lifts Off

in From The Archives Sep 29, 2014
The prototype of the F-22 Raptor flew 24 years ago today....

So What Took The F-22 Target Photo?

in Ares Sep 23, 2014
A picture is worth a thousand Pentagon public affairs officers....

Saab Gets A Toe In The Water

in Ares Sep 17, 2014
Saab visits Brazilian carrier in preparation for Gripen M project....

A Matter Of Perspective

in Ares Sep 12, 2014
Israeli missile defense expert says that Iron Dome critics relied on weak photo evidence and ignored results....

Junkers Ju287 Technology Surprise, 1945-Style

in From The Archives Sep 01, 2014
The forward-swept-wing, four-jet, fixed-landing-gear Junkers Ju287 looks weird today. Think what it looked like in 1945....

Sometimes It's Obvious

in Ares Aug 27, 2014
IAI solves a problem that Boeing called a show-stopper....

Iron Dome -- Are The Critics On Target?

in Ares Aug 25, 2014
Missile-defense gadfly may be resting his case on assumptions rather than data....

AW&ST Defense Technology International Edition, September 15

No armed forces in the world focus as hard on lessons learned from campaigns as Israel's do. ...
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