Articles by philewing



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Two Views from a C-17’s Flight Deck

FARNBOROUGH, England — Boeing’s C-17 Globemaster III cargo plane is the workhorse of the U.S. Air Force’s airlift fleet, and according to the sales pitch,…





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Osprey’s Next Jobs: Tanker or AWACS?

FARNBOROUGH, England — The V-22 Osprey’s program manager and his counterparts with Bell and Boeing have some high-tech aspirations for the future of their iconic…


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Army Won’t Quit Counter-IED Research

Improvised explosive devices — the hand-cobbled roadside bombs that have taken a terrible toll on troops in Iraq and Afghanistan — are a lot like…


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High Hopes for a Low-Tech Barrier Upgrade

You quite literally cannot go anywhere in the war zone without seeing the ubiquitous Hesco barrier — the fabric and mesh modules filled with earth…