Week on the web 5 August

In his eponymous blog, David Learmount argues that the Air Algerie/Swiftair Boeing MD-83 crash was not in any way related to the two Malaysian misfortunes, but instead the result of bad weather, and rather “ordinary”. Ariel View continues to debate whether airliners should carry missile warning systems following a call by US legislators. Israel is already integrating the Elbit Systems Sky Shield countermeasure system on its airliners. The technology is therefore available, the blog observes, but it remains to be seen if the requirement will still be there when the hype around the crashes subsides. Meanwhile, The Dew Line assesses the Danish fighter requirement, following the deadline for bids that saw one main competitor withdraw.

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