Archive | June, 2007

The DEW Line Has Moved!

I am very happy to announce that TDL has a new and better home. Go to the new link here at http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/. FlightGlobal is the web site of my employer, who is generous (and brave) enough to support my musings, ramblings and bloggings on all matters about aersopace and defense. The content of the new […]

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Conflicts of Interest in France? I’m shocked! Shocked!

With the Paris Air Show right around the corner, it’s a good time for a French arms-media-political scandal — or at least complaints that there should be a scandal. This week’s The Economist says: "More troubling are links between politics, the media and missiles. The Lagardere Group, which owns Le Journal du Dimanche, Paris Match […]

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Paul Richfield’s Big Scoop on BAMS

Props to my competitor Paul Richfield, editor of C4ISR Journal, for scooping us on BAMS in this month’s issue. Richfield got Boeing to publicly acknowledge that it will partner with Gulfstream to offer the G550 business jet as optionally manned/unmanned aircraft for the US Navy’s BAMS program. (BAMS=Broad Area Maritime Surveillance). In Seattle last month, […]

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My Wildly Irresponsible Prediction on Joint Cargo Aircraft

The C-27J will be announced the winner of the Joint Cargo Aircraft competition later this week. Put it in the bag. Keep in mind that this is a blog and not a news story. I have no information that confirms the sentence above. If I did, you can trust that I’d save it for my […]

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Honey, I Shrunk the Defense Budget

Baker Spring at the Heritage Foundation makes the case that the defense budget should be pegged to 4% of the Gross Domestic Product. He warns that if no action is taken soon, defense spending as a percetange of national economic output will decline to 3.2% by 2012. This is the calm before the storm. The […]

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Contracts: 6/4

(With apologies for my five-day blogging lapse, as my wedding to the world’s most amazing woman proved to be quite a distraction …) Today, you can: Learn that the Boeing/Insitu ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle is now seen as a percursor to two new such vehicles called Insight and Integrator Bid for a contract that transforms […]

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