AVIATION WEEK's 'Defense 2010' Special Report Reviews Global Conflicts, Programs and Technologies

13 Jan, 2010, 13:07 ET from AVIATION WEEK

NEW YORK, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- "Defense 2010," the January issue of Defense Technology International (DTI), published by AVIATION WEEK and launched this month, provides special reports and analyses of new technologies, major programs, and conflicts around the world. Led by DTI Editor-in-Chief Bill Sweetman, the forward-looking print issue is accompanied by an interactive website, http://aviationweek.com/defense2010, and will be followed by the Defense Technology & Requirements Conference (DTAR) on Feb. 17-18 in Washington, D.C.

"The traditional Western defense budgets and programs that dominated the defense industry for decades are under enormous strain. Around the world, governments are wondering which forces and missions will disappear," said Bill Sweetman, editor-in-chief of DTI, in his Letter from the Editor. "The 2010s will be the decade of robotics. By 2020, many military vehicles will drive themselves, and no industrialized army will send humans around a street corner, through a door, or up a flight of stairs where something has not previously rolled, crawled, jumped or been thrown."

A World Conflict Guide, found on pages 21-24 and in a companion web tool, reviews hot conflict spots, including Afghanistan, China, Iran, Iraq, Israel, and Russia, and provides insightful articles, videos, and blog posts. The top defense budgets and major programs are analyzed, including the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, shipbuilding, ballistic missile defense, the U.K.'s CVF and Eurofighter Typhoon, Russian submarines, and China's Chengdu J-10. The issue also takes a look at robotic, cyber and sustainable energy technologies, and well-known industry experts share their perspectives in guest columns.

"Defense 2010 builds off the successful launch of Defense 2009 as a truly integrated print-online-event information experience," said Greg Hamilton, publisher, strategic media, AVIATION WEEK. "Despite the economic downturn, our DTI portfolio actually grew in 2009 and has a strong start in 2010. This illustrates how integrating our media platforms is a winning strategy for our audiences and marketing customers, not to mention a fresh and exciting new way to serve the global defense industry."

For more information, visit http://aviationweek.com/defense2010 or call 1-515-237-3682 to order a print copy. DTAR event details are online at http://www.aviationweek.com/conferences/dtarmain.htm.

DTI, part of the McGraw-Hill Companies' AVIATION WEEK portfolio, is an integrated media business dedicated to covering the interplay of defense technology, funding, operations, programs and policies. Worldwide print circulation includes over 37,000 military, government and defense industry decision- makers, as well as defense infrastructure opinion leaders and influencers. In addition to the magazine, the DTI media portfolio includes the AviationWeek.com defense channel and ARES defense technology blog, as well as events and management forums.

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