Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Briefings (12/01/10) : Winter and warplanes, Sea based BMD, JSF

Defence Management has an interesting, and timely, article on some of the ways military aircraft can be protected from ice deposits. Aviation Week discusses sea-based BMD and how this trend in missile defence is gaining in credibility though you have to agree with one of the comments, there are some situations where a sea-based BMD platform will be too far away from the "action".

The Guardian looks at Gazprom, the Russian gas giant, and the increasing strangehold it has over European gas supplies, a powerful economic weapon.

Navy News has another pic of the F-35B prototype testing it's lift fan, the type will one day be the JCA in RAF and FAA service. The Dutch however have raised some concerns over the noise of the F-35.

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