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Threats of a technological over-reaction to the Malaysia 17 shoot-down over Ukraine

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 22 July 2014. The tragedy surrounding the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 keeps getting stranger and stranger, with accusations flying freely yet no real information on who might have been at fault.

777 jumbo jet flying straight and level at 33,000 feet over Ukraine no match for SA-17 missile

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 17 July 2014. It looks like Malaysia Airlines is having another really bad day. Breaking news reports that a Malaysia 777 jumbo jet en-route from Amsterdam is missing and may have been shot down over Ukraine where government forces and Russian-backed separatists are locked in a civil war in the eastern region of the country.

Train derailment a cautionary tale for today's complicated aerospace manufacturing supply chain

Train derailment a cautionary tale for today's complicated aerospace manufacturing supply chain

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 15 July 2014. Army commanders have known for centuries about the dangers of dangling a crucial military operation at the end of a long and vulnerable logistics string.

How Pentagon budgets are hitting America's defenses where it hurts

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 8 July 2014. I ran across a news story this week that starkly illustrates the bind the U.S. military finds itself in as defense budgets continue to shrink while the military services continue to insist on ever-more-expensive weapon systems.

The risks they ran for a new way of life

The risks they ran for a new way of life

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 1 July 2014. Friday is Independence Day, so I'm thinking this week about the risks taken by the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence when they put their names to the founding document of the United States.

GPS electronics getting smaller than ever before

Ever-shrinking GPS electronics could bring satellite navigation to everyone

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 24 June 2014. Two U.S. military research initiatives are taking aim at shrinking the size, weight, and power consumption (SWaP) of Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite navigation electronics in orbit and on the ground.

Military collapse in Iraq: parallels with events leading to the end of the Vietnam War

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 12 June 2014. Iraq today is starting to look a lot like South Vietnam did in spring 1975, and the circumstances of the turmoil in both places is eerily similar.

Who sees and shoots first wins; Navy demonstrates lesson with surveillance and laser weapons

Who sees and shoots first wins; Navy demonstrates lesson with surveillance and laser weapons

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 10 June 2014. It's a truism in military history and tactics that the force that sees its enemy first usually prevails in the ensuing battle. Just a few examples: colonial militia at Concord's North Bridge, the Union army at Gettysburg, and the U.S. Navy at Midway.

Appearance of three Chinese nuclear submarines is reminder that ASW remains a high priority

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 3 June 2014. As if we needed yet another reminder that the U.S. military's era of the uncontested battlefield is nearly over, intelligence experts have photographed three Chinese Type 094 nuclear missile submarines docked at a naval base in the South China Sea.

Looming global conflict could bring military technology development into focus

Looming global conflict could bring military technology development into focus

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 27 May 2014. Think about the greatest periods military technological innovations in recent history. World War I saw development of the main battle tank, the aircraft carrier, and the depth charge. For its part, the U.S. developed the pilotless drone and air traffic control during the 20th Century's first big war.

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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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July 2014
Volume 25, Issue 7
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