New contest: Name the top 5 military aviation headlines of 2017

This contest is inspired by a similar question posed to Richard Aboulafia on Flightblogger.

The challenge: name the top 5 military aviation headlines of 2017.

If you’d rather not post your name, feel free to email me with your contributions at

To get the ball rolling, here’s my Top 5:

1. Airbus named Alabama’s largest employer
2. Lockheed Martin, Sikorsky file 14th GAO protest on CSAR-X contract award to Boeing
3. Sixth-generation fighter out-duelled by unmanned drone assembled by Radio Shack
4. Boeing warns: C-17 production line will close without new order
5. US defense spending continues five-year decline;

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8 Responses to New contest: Name the top 5 military aviation headlines of 2017

  1. HerkEng 16 August, 2007 at 10:21 pm #

    1. USAF Still looking for someone to re wing the C-130Hs
    2. USAF looking for foreign buyers of its unused C-130Js
    3.KC-30 names the most disappointing AF Purchase in 60 years.
    4.Boeing B-52H re-engined and still going strong for another 40 years.
    5. Final C-17 retired.

  2. Glenn 17 August, 2007 at 10:50 pm #

    1. V-22 fleet grounded again due to premature stress cracking

    2. New Marine One finally reaches IOC

    3. Nation’s air traffic control system near collapse after failure of $35 billion overhaul; air taxi services grind to a halt

    4. F-35 STOVL variant cancelled; standard F-35 unit cost spirals past $100 million as Air Force seeks bids for F-16 re-engine program

    5. B-1 finally retired; B-52 soldiers on

  3. Robot Economist 18 August, 2007 at 4:55 pm #

    1. UASF finally declares tactical laser ‘a dud,’ cancels research program.

    2. Army will keep Apache, Chinook another 20 years; Predator, A-10 to join Army fleet.

    3. U.S. commits all 91 F-22s to Taiwan Strait crisis.

  4. Hillarie Clintons 30 August, 2007 at 6:37 pm #

    1. Mexico announces the selection of Lockheed for border security contract.

    2. China forgives most of the U.S. debt in exchange for technology rights of secret satellites.

    3. Boeing exploring ways to divest itself of the shipbuilding operations of its Northrop Grumman subsidiary.

    4. EADS announces they plan to “fully” cooperate in the Tanker investigation that las led to doubling of the cost estimates and delayed deliveries.

    5. Top secret documents released today revealed that stealth technology stemmed from alien wreckage discovered in New Mexico.

  5. Ran Barton 31 August, 2007 at 5:34 am #

    1. Unmanned KC-767′s enable unmanned biofuel B-52s to stay airborne for a week. Next up: aerial rearmament

    2. USAF prepares test flight of EF-22G across international dateline

    3. North Koreans Protest Continued JASDF F-22J Overflights

    4. Northrop Prepares 6th and final B-2C “Spirit of Puerto Rico” for USAF delivery

    5. GAO chides Airbus for inadequate risk reduction in its KC-350XWB program

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