Week on the web 18 March

With the world’s media clamouring for answers after the loss of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on 8 March, operations and safety editor David Learmount argues on his eponymous Learmount blog: “It’s bad enough for a widebody jet to go missing with 239 people on board, but then for the responsible country’s government and aviation agencies to handle the associated information with total incompetence is unforgivable.” Over on our military blog The DEW Line, defence editor Craig Hoyle reviews the latest on the Eurofighter Typhoon and Saab Gripen E programmes, and asks: “Which would you buy?” And our Israel correspondent Arie Egozi uses his Ariel View blog to look at the nation’s insatiable appetite for ­unmanned air systems, and remarks that its air force is
“no longer the sole operator”.

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