Dan Katz

Dan Katz
Program Dossier: A-10 Thunderbolt II 


Program Dossier: A-10 Thunderbolt II

Definition:  The A-10 Thunderbolt II, better known by its nickname "Warthog," is a U.S. close air support and forward air control fighter (in this secondary mission, it operates under the designation OA-10). It was built by Fairchild Republic Co. and is now sustained by Northrop Grumman. 

On the Floor at AUSA Part 2
This is the second gallery featuring some of the things Aviation Week editors saw at the Association of the U.S. Army show in Washington this week photographed by Dan Katz, Aviation Week Intelligence Network Defense Data Analyst.
On The Floor At AFA 1
Here are a few things Dan saw at AFA this year.
U.S. Navy Officials Tout Antisubmarine Warfare Investments, Capability 


While overall Pentagon antisubmarine warfare (ASW) funding appears to be dropping this coming fiscal year, U.S. Navy officials say they are developing the right programs and tactics for successful ASW missions.

U.S. Defense Department Anti-Submarine Warfare Spending 



U.S. Defense Department Anti-Submarine Warfare Spending ($ in thousands)



FY12 - Request

FY13 - Enacted

FY14 - Enacted

FY15 - Request

Japanese Naval Aviation Advances

Slowly, steadily Japan is building its naval aviation strength, and with it a latent capacity for local power projection. A third helicopter carrier, launched in August, is due for commissioning in 2015, while a sister ship is planned and probably under construction. In December, Japan decided to take the first steps toward increasing its amphibious capability, which will likely produce at least two ships larger than the current three, with full-length flight decks.

Latest Blogs
Oct 24, 2014

Orphan bizjet update

Here’s some news about the McDonnell Model 119/220 I wrote about earlier this week....More
Oct 24, 2014

Milestone for the MRJ

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ rollout of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet on Oct. 18 may have occurred later than planned, but it marked a major milestone in Japan’s efforts to get back into the commercial airliner business....More
Oct 24, 2014

Saudi army mountain training

About 40 Saudi officers are finishing 12 days of training in the French Alps today with the 27th French mountain infantry brigade to learns skills that will then be taught in the future Taïf mountain training school in Saudi Arabia....More
Oct 24, 2014

Qatari coast guard orders 20 Italian RIBs

The Qatari Coast Guard has placed an order with Al-Dar Marine, a Qatari-owned maritime business,  for 20 search and rescue RIBs (rigid inflatable hulls)....More
Oct 23, 2014

Celestial Ballet

Watch video from the Hubble Space Telescope of Mars and the Siding Spring comet passing each other on Oct. 19....More

More blogs

NEW: Sign up to Aviation Week eBulletin

Daily analysis on technology advances impacting the global aviation, aerospace & defense industries.

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×