Definition: The B-2A Spirit (often referred to simply as "The Stealth Bomber") is a U.S. low-observable, long-range, heavy bomber. It was built by Northrop Grumman, which remains the prime contractor for its sustainment and modernization.
Definition: The Sukhoi Su-27, Su-30, Su-33, Su-34 and Su-35 are variants of a fourth-generation, Russian twin-engine fighter bearing the NATO codename "Flanker." They are built by the Sukhoi Design Bureau.
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.
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.
The general feeling among many of China’s naval neighbors and in U.S. military circles is that China has been turning into a bit of a bully in (re)staking territorial claims in the seas off its coasts....More
Former Editor-in-Chief Dave North wrote pilot reports on more than 120 aircraft during his career at Aviation Week. His visits to Embraer began in 1978, long before the Brazilian company’s privatization and emergence as a powerhouse in regional jets. Here, he recalls his Embraer experiences, culminating in a test flight of the E170....More