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.
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.
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.
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
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