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Ares is the blog home of Aviation Week's defense team. We cover military operations and programs with a focus on technology and what that technology can do for the user in the field. Our area of responsibility includes industry, government and conflict zones through out the world. Our blog is read by industry professionals, military personnel, and anyone else with a professional stake in defense.

Ares contributors: Michael Bruno, Bill Sweetman, Sean Meade, David Fulghum, Amy Butler, Jen DiMascio, Jefferson MorrisGraham Warwick, Nicholas Fiorenza, Michael Fabey, Joe Anselmo, Guy Norris, Bradley Perrett and Christina Mackenzie

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    4/22 Frago

    3:32 PM on Apr 22, 2014

    + Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) – the Heart of Surface Warfare+ Mexico’s Spending Half a Billion Bucks on Drug War Helicopters+ U.S. to Test Seabed Resupply Systems by 2... Read More »
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    4/21 Frago

    3:23 PM on Apr 21, 2014

    + DoD Reshapes R&D, Betting on Future Technology     + In case you missed it: Podcast: R&D Investment Crisis + Another Triangular Mystery Aircraft Spott... Read More »
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    VIDEOS - Autonomous Helicopters in Action

    7:58 PM on Apr 18, 2014

    Autonomy for umanned (and manned) rotorcraft has taken a big step forward with recent demonstrations of the ability of testbed helicopters to autonomously select safe landing zones... Read More »

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Covering topics related to the full spectrum of commercial aviation. From aircraft developments and new airline orders to policy and passenger rights, to the lighthearted and sometimes outrageous, we analyze and comment on the latest happenings in commercial aviation.

Things with Wings contributors: Guy Norris, Michael Mecham, Rupa Haria, Adrian Schofield, Andrew Compart, 
Bradley Perrett, Madhu Unnikrishnan and Leithen Francis

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    Aftermarket rebound, or 'easy comps'?

    1:47 AM on Apr 23, 2014

    PW4000 work is helping drive Pratt & Whitney's aftermarket growth. (Photo: UTC)With earnings season ramping up, early returns point to a continued rebound in the aftermarket.&n... Read More »
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    VIDEO: AFI KLM E&M demos a cool CF6 repair in 90 sec.

    1:38 AM on Apr 23, 2014

    As aircraft and engine fleets mature, one of the biggest values that MRO providers supply is cost-effective options to keep old parts airworthy. Often, repairs are cheaper than buy... Read More »
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    Highlights of MRO Americas

    4:32 PM on Apr 16, 2014

    Thanks to all of the speakers, attendees, exhibitors and sponsors of MRO Americas in Phoenix. It was great to see so many of you last week.FYI, you can still view our MRO Amer... Read More »

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