Most Recent Blog Posts

Jul 06, 2012

DARPA's FANG: Design it, Build it, Make it Quick

How do you produce a new infantry fighting vehicle? Take several years, spend a few billion, test a slew of prototypes, fix the problems and get into....More
Jul 05, 2012

7/3 Frago

+ Must watch YouTube video: Fighters demonstrating too fast Bill says: The reason this doesn't happen more often is that even a "high-speed"....More
Jul 05, 2012

7/5 Frago

+ Grim Watch at Farnborough: How Far Will US, Euro Defense Spending Fall + AF-PAK: Pakistan to End Border Blockade into Afghanistan....More
Jul 05, 2012

Sequestration Scenarios and China's Counter-pivot

A little not-so-cheery U.S. Independence Day reading for you on the looming possibility of sequestration: Will Congress Avoid A $1T Budget Penalty? ....More
Jul 04, 2012

Complicated Withdrawal

Visiting German troops in Afghanistan yesterday, German Defense Minister Thomas de Maizière described the withdrawal of the Bundeswehr from the....More
Jul 04, 2012

Saint-Cyr Cyberdefense

The next lot of young army officers graduating from Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan, France's equivalent to West Point or Sandhurst, will be better versed in....More
Jul 04, 2012

7/2 Frago

+ U.S. Navy Boosting LCS Core Crew Up to 50% + Setbacks for New Russian Fighter Plane in India....More
Jul 03, 2012

A400M Grizzly Becomes Atlas

On July 6 the A400M, officially unveiled as “Grizzly” at the Farnborough 2010 airshow, will be very officially re-baptised as“Atlas”...at least as....More
Jul 03, 2012

Note to Ares Readers

Dear Readers, Due to repeated violations, a flagrant disregard for meeting our ethical requirements to participate, and his ongoing refusal to adhere....More
Jul 02, 2012

Jamming? U Tex Can Do It Anyhow

Reports of the death of the Global Positioning System may be premature, but that is not to say that the system is altogether healthy....More
Jul 02, 2012

6/29 Frago

+ Japan Agrees to F-35 Buy Despite Price Increase + Jamming Grenades, Micro-Missiles: Israel’s Latest War Tech....More
Jul 02, 2012

DARPA's Smart Minefield to Use Smartphone Tech

Landmines are widely condemned, so it is somewhat of a surprise to see DARPA announce plans to award Textron Defense Systems a sole-source contract....More
Jul 02, 2012

FREMM Successfully Fires First Torpedo

The Aquitaine, the first-of-class of the FREMM multi-mission frigates for the French navy, has successfully fired it first anti-submarine torpedo....More
Jul 02, 2012

The Madness Continues

Lawmakers on the defense committees are fired up and motivated to find a way to prevent a $500 billion reduction in Pentagon spending next year. But....More
Jul 02, 2012

Gripens for Rent

Switzerland may get some Swedish-manufactured Gripens earlier than expected if a deal hammered out over the past two days by the two countries'....More
What's Ares?

Aviation Week's defense blog

Blog Archive

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×