Week on the web 19 November

The DEW Line notes that while the US government spending sequestration has kept US air power away from air shows – Paris was certainly poorer for that – either they’ve come up with some cash or the ban doesn’t apply to shows in the Gulf. Dubai air show organisers are promising a treat from the US Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps. On a lighter note, Hyperbola likes the rise of Captain James Kirk to command of the super-stealthy USS Zumwalt missile cruiser. That’s not James T Kirk, but close enough for a name check. At the Ariel View, our man in Tel Aviv reports on an Israeli air force move to develop an advanced imaging system to provide the complete, real-time aerial picture needed to manage the mere minutes that separate entry into Israeli air space of a hostile threat and its dense population centres.

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