Ares http://aviationweek.com/blog/6697/feed Aviation Week's defense blog en Flying with the Army's Golden Knights http://aviationweek.com/blog/flying-armys-golden-knights <div class="node-body blog-body">For almost 60 years the US Army's freefall parachutist display team has wowed the crowds across the USA and from time to time, abroad. On a predictably warm and cloudless day in Arizona recently, Aviation Week was invited to ride along with the team as they performed their routine. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/ares">Ares</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/flying-armys-golden-knights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/flying-armys-golden-knights#comments AWIN_Defense Blog Ares Fri, 15 Apr 2016 00:20:00 +0000 1437191 at http://aviationweek.com U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon In New Radar Trials http://aviationweek.com/blog/us-navy-p-8-poseidon-new-radar-trials <div class="node-body blog-body">For almost 40 years the US Navy has flown P-3 Orions out of Dallas-Love Field airport, operated by a little-known unit said to be called NASC-FS or NAWC-23. Recently it was reported that a P-8 Poseidon was now based at Dallas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/ares">Ares</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/us-navy-p-8-poseidon-new-radar-trials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/us-navy-p-8-poseidon-new-radar-trials#comments AWIN_Defense Ares Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:56:00 +0000 1436151 at http://aviationweek.com RNLAF KDC-10 F-35 Aerial Refueling Premier http://aviationweek.com/blog/rnlaf-kdc-10-f-35-aerial-refueling-premier <div class="node-body blog-body">The Royal Netherlands Air Force received its national certification for aerial refueling of the F-35 after both Dutch fighters of this type received fuel from an RNLAF KDC-10 for the first time last week. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/ares">Ares</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/rnlaf-kdc-10-f-35-aerial-refueling-premier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/rnlaf-kdc-10-f-35-aerial-refueling-premier#comments Blog Defense Ares Fri, 08 Apr 2016 13:03:00 +0000 1435091 at http://aviationweek.com First Belgian NH90 Pilot Qualified For Landing On Frigates http://aviationweek.com/blog/first-belgian-nh90-pilot-qualified-landing-frigates <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The first Belgian NH90 Caiman pilot was qualifed Feb. 11 to land on the deck&nbsp; of a frigate. Accompanied by a Dutch instructor, the pilot made 10 landings with the Belgian navy&#39;s Caiman RN03 on the flight deck of the Royal Netherlands Navy frigate Zr. Ms. Zeeland.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/ares">Ares</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/first-belgian-nh90-pilot-qualified-landing-frigates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/first-belgian-nh90-pilot-qualified-landing-frigates#comments Blog Defense Ares Mon, 15 Feb 2016 17:11:00 +0000 1409281 at http://aviationweek.com Germany Begins Negotiations With Israel On Leasing Heron TP http://aviationweek.com/blog/germany-begins-negotiations-israel-leasing-heron-tp <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The Bundeswehr has begun negotiations on leasing Israel Aerospace Industries armed Heron TP medium-range long-endurance unmanned aerial systems to bridge the gap until it acquires a European UAS by 2025, along with France, Italy and Spain.</p</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/ares">Ares</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/germany-begins-negotiations-israel-leasing-heron-tp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/germany-begins-negotiations-israel-leasing-heron-tp#comments Blog Defense Ares Wed, 13 Jan 2016 17:13:00 +0000 1395631 at http://aviationweek.com German Tornados Begin Recce Mission Against Islamic State http://aviationweek.com/blog/german-tornados-begin-recce-mission-against-islamic-state <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Two Luftwaffe Tornado Recce aircraft conducted their first reconnaissance mission against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq Jan. 8.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/ares">Ares</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/german-tornados-begin-recce-mission-against-islamic-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/german-tornados-begin-recce-mission-against-islamic-state#comments Blog Defense Ares Fri, 08 Jan 2016 15:40:00 +0000 1394521 at http://aviationweek.com Belgium, Spain Take Over Baltic Air Policing http://aviationweek.com/blog/belgium-spain-take-over-baltic-air-policing <div class="node-body blog-body">Spanish Eurofighter Typhoons and Belgian F-16s took over NATO's Baltic Air Policing Mission for the first four months of 2016 from Germany and Hungary Jan. 7.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/ares">Ares</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/belgium-spain-take-over-baltic-air-policing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/belgium-spain-take-over-baltic-air-policing#comments Blog Defense Ares Thu, 07 Jan 2016 17:11:00 +0000 1394101 at http://aviationweek.com 2015 Photo Contest Winners Are A High-Flying Bunch http://aviationweek.com/blog/2015-photo-contest-winners-are-high-flying-bunch <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>One of my responsibilities as director of editorial content production at Aviation Week is managing the <a href="http://aviationweek.com/photo-contest-2015-1">Aviation Week Photo Contest</a> each year. I tell <a href="http://aviationweek.com/2015photojudges%20">our judges</a> that sitting in on their evaluation of the finalists is the most fun I have at work all year.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/ares">Ares</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/2015-photo-contest-winners-are-high-flying-bunch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/2015-photo-contest-winners-are-high-flying-bunch#comments Photo Contest Global Things With Wings Ares Thu, 24 Dec 2015 15:53:00 +0000 1392981 at http://aviationweek.com AGS Gets Off The Ground http://aviationweek.com/blog/ags-gets-ground <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The first of five NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Global Hawks made its maiden flight over the weekend as Airbus Defence and Space prepared to deliver the first mobile general ground stations (MGGS) for the system.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/ares">Ares</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/ags-gets-ground" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/ags-gets-ground#comments Blog Defense Ares Mon, 21 Dec 2015 17:07:00 +0000 1391641 at http://aviationweek.com Luftwaffe Begins Refueling Anti-IS Coalition Aircraft http://aviationweek.com/blog/luftwaffe-begins-refueling-anti-coalition-aircraft <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The Bundewehr mission to support the fight against the so-called Islamic State (IS) began on the night of Dec. 15-16 with the aerial refueling of coalition aircraft.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2015/12/MRTT_1.jpg" style="width: 595px; height: 446px;" title="Bundeswehr archive photo by Toni Dahmen" /></p> <p>A Luftwaffe Airbus A310 multi-role tanker transport (MRTT) based at Incirlik air base in Turkey conducted two refuelings in a mission lasting five hours.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/ares">Ares</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/luftwaffe-begins-refueling-anti-coalition-aircraft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/luftwaffe-begins-refueling-anti-coalition-aircraft#comments Blog Defense AW.com Ares Wed, 16 Dec 2015 17:30:00 +0000 1389661 at http://aviationweek.com