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.
NASA’s Wallops Incident Response Team has reported on its initial assessment following the catastrophic failure of Orbital Science’s Antares rocket shortly after liftoff on Oct. 28, from Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia....More
Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak and German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen signed a statement of intent to increase Polish-German army cooperation on the fringes of the annual Bundeswehr conference in Berlin on 29 October.
German Ministry of Defense photo by Thomas Imo...More
The Euronaval show in Paris this week is not one where one expects to see demonstrations of people wearing strange electronic gadgets and sensors. That is usually reserved for homeland security shows such as Milipol or air-land shows such as Eurosatory....More