NEW YORK, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviation Week has been closely covering the raid that resulted in Osama Bin Laden's death on Sunday night with exclusive articles and in-depth analysis on AviationWeek.com, the Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN), and the Aerospace Daily and Defense Report.
The raid was a military effort with wide-ranging implications for the defense industry. Aviation Week experts and editors take a look at its impact on parts of the military budget, particularly ISR (intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance) capabilities, and a technical report on a previously undisclosed, classified stealth helicopter used during the operation.
"The exact type of helicopter is unknown but it appears to be a highly modified version of an H-60 Blackhawk," writes Bill Sweetman, editor-in-chief of Aviation Week's Defense Technology International (DTI). "The aircraft was damaged during the mission and abandoned. The mission team destroyed most of the airframe but its tail section landed outside the wall of the target compound and escaped demolition."
Aviation Week regularly covers international defense issues and advanced technologies. Its defense media portfolio includes Aviation Week & Space Technology, DTI, the AviationWeek.com defense channel and ARES defense technology blog, AWIN, Aerospace Daily & Defense Report, and events and management forums.
Further coverage will be available in the May 9 issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology. For more information or to subscribe, visit http://aviationweek.com.
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