Tanks, self-destruct electronics, and vanished airliners among top-10 Mil & Aero stories for 2014

NASHUA, N.H., 31 Dec. 2014. Main battle tanks, electronic components to self-destruct on-demand, and a jumbo-jet airliner that disappeared without a trace are among the top-10 stories of 2014 that appeared in Military & Aerospace Electronics, as determined by popularity among our readers.

Dec 31st, 2014
The Mil & Aero top-10 stories of 2014
The Mil & Aero top-10 stories of 2014
NASHUA, N.H., 31 Dec. 2014. Main battle tanks, electronic components to self-destruct on-demand, and a jumbo-jet airliner that disappeared without a trace are among the top-10 stories of 2014 that appeared in Military & Aerospace Electronics, as determined by popularity among our readers.

These stories, which received the largest numbers of page views on the Military & Aerospace Electronics Website, involve unmanned vehicle sensor payloads, tank procurements, retiring Navy frigates, futuristic weapons, foreign aircraft sales, shipboard laser weapons, and the U.S. military's exit from Iraq.

So, without further delay, here are 2014's top-10 stories that appeared in Military & Aerospace Electronics:

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

9. Navmar to upgrade TigerShark medium-endurance UAV with new sensors and airframe enhancements;

8. Navy shipboard laser weapon kills boats and UAVs during three-month at-sea tests in Persian Gulf;

7. Vanished Malaysia 370: anybody know what happened to that plane?;

6. U.S. to sell Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, engines, and advanced electronics to Israel;

5. The next super weapon: believe me, nobody's ready for it;

4. A once-proud class of U.S. Navy surface warships is quickly fading away;

3. IBM and PARC to design sensitive electronics for military that shatter to dust on command;

2. General Dynamics gets contract to build 12 advanced main battle tanks with digital vetronics; and

1. Autonomous sense and avoid.

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