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Welcome to The Mil & Aero Blog. This is where our staff recount tales of the strange, the weird, and the otherwise offbeat. We could put news here, but we have the rest of our Website for that. Enjoy our scribblings, and feel free to add your own opinions.

DARPA trying to re-invent Internet search ... after inventing the Web in the first place

February 11, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 11 Feb. 2014. Imagine an Internet that enabled its users to slice and dice content into subsets of content relevant to their interests and needs, rather than top-down keyword-based searches that commercial search engines like Google and Bing offer.

Raytheon resumes work on the Next-Generation Jammer: was a seven-month delay worth it?

February 4, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 4 Feb. 2014. Most of us welcome competition among private companies -- particularly in the U.S. defense industry -- for big government jobs to ensure that taxpayers get the best deal and the best quality possible. Still, I wonder at what stage does tooth-and-nail competition for defense contracts become destructive not only for the companies involved, but also -- and most importantly -- for the nation's defense?

Moog pushing conversion kit that can transform civil rotorcraft to attack helicopters

January 28, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 28 Jan. 2014. Attack helicopters like the Boeing AH-64 Apache and the Bell AH-1W Super Cobra have proven their worth supporting American soldiers and Marines on the battlefield, or making surgical strikes on important targets.

Results are in: industry suggests new terms to replace COTS

January 21, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 21 Jan. 2014. Three weeks ago I put the question to the aerospace and defense electronics industry: do we need a new term for COTS? Well the first results are in, and the answer, overwhelmingly, is yes.

Blog: military spending takes hits in 2014, but cuts aren't as bad as they could have been

January 14, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 14 Jan. 2014. The congressional appropriations bill for fiscal year 2014 is out, and ... well, there's good news and there's bad news for the military.

New face for Military & Aerospace Electronics

Blog: Meet the new online edition of Military & Aerospace Electronics, designed for a quick and easy read

January 7, 2014

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 7 Jan. 2014. Military & Aerospace Electronics is unveiling a redesigned and updated Website at www.militaryaerospace.com to make it easier and faster for readers to find the news most important to them on a daily basis.

Blog: COTS still an awkward description two decades later; is it time for a new term?

December 31, 2013

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 31 Dec. 2013. Tomorrow begins the new year, and with everything else it brings, the calendar turning to 2014 means the term COTS has been with us now for 20 years.

Capital Hill budget deal could restore tens of billions of dollars to the Pentagon

Capital Hill budget deal could restore tens of billions of dollars to the Pentagon

December 17, 2013

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 17 Dec. 2013. Finally, some good news out of Washington. Leaders from the U.S. House and Senate have reached a budget deal that would restore billions of dollars to the U.S. Department of Defense over the next two years that without this congressional agreement would have been slashed from the Pentagon's budget as part of sequestration.

Hacker drone story a cautionary tale about the need for unmanned vehicle data security

Hacker drone story a cautionary tale about the need for unmanned vehicle data security

December 10, 2013

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 10 Dec. 2013. Saw a fascinating, yet questionably accurate story the other day about designs for an inexpensive unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for hobbyists that may have the ability to hunt, hack, and take over other UAVs.

Blog: No money for systems upgrades threatens to maintain wind-farm radar dead spots

Blog: No money for systems upgrades threatens to maintain wind-farm radar dead spots

December 3, 2013

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 3 Dec. 2013. Whoever imagined that air safety, national defense, and renewable energy would come into conflict, but this is the situation today in which we find ourselves.

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John Keller is editor-in-chief of Military & Aerospace Electronics magazine, which provides extensive coverage and analysis of enabling electronic and optoelectronic technologies in military, space, and commercial aviation applications. A member of the Military & Aerospace Electronics staff since the magazine's founding in 1989, Mr. Keller took over as chief editor in 1995.

Ernesto Burden is the publisher of PennWell’s Aerospace & Defense Media Group, including Military & Aerospace Electronics, Avionics Intelligence and Avionics Europe.  He’s a father of four, a runner, and an avid digital media enthusiast with a deep background in the intersection of media publishing, digital technology, and social media. He can be reached at ernestob@pennwell.com and on Twitter @aero_ernesto.

Courtney E. Howard, as executive editor, enjoys writing about all things electronics and avionics in PennWell’s burgeoning Aerospace and Defense Group, which encompasses Military & Aerospace Electronics, Avionics Intelligence, the Avionics Europe conference, and much more. She’s also a self-proclaimed social-media maven, mil-aero nerd, and avid avionics geek. Connect with Courtney at Courtney@Pennwell.com, @coho on Twitter, and on LinkedIn.

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