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VIDEO JUNKET: Cruising over Turin in Alenia C-27J

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JUNKET: The DEW Line goes on Italian aerospace tour

AleniaAermacchi is hosting a press tour this week in Italy. As you can see above, the itinerary includes stops in Turin, near Milan, Rome and Naples. Your humble correspondent gratefully accepted the invitation. (It’s, um, a difficult assignment — cough-cough — but I’m a professional journalist and blogger; I’ll do my best to make it […]

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US Defense Budget: Aviation spending chart and 2 big surprises

[UPDATE: I didn't get into journalism for the math. Updated chart corrects combined fighter purchases from 51 to 61.]DOD plans to spend $23.5 billion to buy about 533 aircraft, excluding the 1,221 RQ-11 Raven micro-UAVs. For the first time I know, the budgets for C2/ISR and UAV platforms exceed the total airlift budget, thanks to […]

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