Ares http://aviationweek.com/blog/6697/feed Aviation Week editors blog their personal views on the defense industry. en Anti-ISIS Allies Achieve Aerial Milestones http://aviationweek.com/blog/anti-isis-allies-achieve-aerial-milestones-0 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div>European air forces participating in coalition operations against the so-called Islamic State achieved two milestones this week.</div></div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/anti-isis-allies-achieve-aerial-milestones-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/anti-isis-allies-achieve-aerial-milestones-0#comments Blog Defense Ares Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:35:00 +0000 1600961 at http://aviationweek.com First Benelux Air Policing Scramble http://aviationweek.com/blog/first-benelux-air-policing-scramble <div class="node-body blog-body">Two Belgian air force F-16s intercepted a Hungarian civil aircraft which did not react to air traffic control March 7. The aircraft, with three people on board, was detected over German airspace and crossed the southeastern Netherlands.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/first-benelux-air-policing-scramble" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/first-benelux-air-policing-scramble#comments Blog Defense Ares Wed, 08 Mar 2017 11:00:00 +0000 1592491 at http://aviationweek.com Para-Commandos Hone Skills During Exercise Belgian Beast http://aviationweek.com/blog/para-commandos-hone-skills-during-exercise-belgian-beast <div class="node-body blog-body">Belgian para-commandos are honing their skills during Exercise Belgian Beast in the Arizona desert Feb. 13 to March 12. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/para-commandos-hone-skills-during-exercise-belgian-beast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/para-commandos-hone-skills-during-exercise-belgian-beast#comments Blog Defense Ares Thu, 02 Mar 2017 15:23:00 +0000 1589781 at http://aviationweek.com AAF Conducts Majority Of Air Missions In Afghanistan http://aviationweek.com/blog/aaf-conducts-majority-air-missions-afghanistan <div class="node-body blog-body">The Afghan Air Force is conducting more air missions and air strikes than the U.S. Air Force in Afghanistan, Brigadier General Charles S. Cleveland, spokesman for NATO's Resolute Support training mission, revealed March 1.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/aaf-conducts-majority-air-missions-afghanistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/aaf-conducts-majority-air-missions-afghanistan#comments Blog Defense Ares Thu, 02 Mar 2017 09:25:00 +0000 1587781 at http://aviationweek.com Afghanistan Requests Close Air Support http://aviationweek.com/blog/afghanistan-requests-close-air-support <div class="node-body blog-body">Afghan National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar requested support from NATO and its partners in the alliance's Resolute Support training mission during a special meeting with the North Atlantic Council at NATO headquarters in Brussels Feb. 7.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/afghanistan-requests-close-air-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/afghanistan-requests-close-air-support#comments Blog Defense Ares Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:46:00 +0000 1578521 at http://aviationweek.com Royal Netherlands Air Force Do Double Dutch Intercept http://aviationweek.com/blog/royal-netherlands-air-force-do-double-dutch-intercept <div class="node-body blog-body">Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16s made their first two intercepts Jan. 26 since they were deployed to Lithuania for NATO's Baltic air policing mission at the beginning of the month.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/royal-netherlands-air-force-do-double-dutch-intercept" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/royal-netherlands-air-force-do-double-dutch-intercept#comments Blog Defense Ares Fri, 27 Jan 2017 14:56:00 +0000 1571991 at http://aviationweek.com Belgian Navy Shadows Kuznetsov http://aviationweek.com/blog/belgian-navy-shadows-kuznetsov <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The Belgian navy escorted Russia&#39;s Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier naval group through Belgium&#39;s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) between the</p> <p>English Channel and North Sea Jan. 24-25, in cooperation with neighboring countries.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2017/01/25/Kuznetsov.jpg" style="width: 595px; height: 454px;" title="Belgian Defense photo" /></p> <p>The Russian naval group, which includes the cruiser Piotr Veliky, two Udaloy class destroyers, the tanker Osipov and the tugboat Nikolay</p></div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/belgian-navy-shadows-kuznetsov" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/belgian-navy-shadows-kuznetsov#comments Blog Defense Ares Wed, 25 Jan 2017 17:10:00 +0000 1571041 at http://aviationweek.com Trump Probably Won’t Cancel F-35. Just Ask Jim Mattis http://aviationweek.com/blog/trump-probably-won-t-cancel-f-35-just-ask-jim-mattis <div class="node-body blog-body">Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of Defense, retired Gen. James Mattis, provided a simple explanation for the President-Elect's muddled comments about the F-35. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/trump-probably-won-t-cancel-f-35-just-ask-jim-mattis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/trump-probably-won-t-cancel-f-35-just-ask-jim-mattis#comments Blog Defense Ares Thu, 12 Jan 2017 21:27:00 +0000 1566261 at http://aviationweek.com Russian Ships, Drones Comb Tu-154 Crash Site http://aviationweek.com/blog/russian-ships-drones-comb-tu-154-crash-site <div class="node-body blog-body">Russian ships, submarines, drones and divers are working day and night off the coast of Sochi to recover 92 victims and aircraft debris from the Dec. 25 Tupolev Tu-154 military transport aircraft crash.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/russian-ships-drones-comb-tu-154-crash-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/russian-ships-drones-comb-tu-154-crash-site#comments Blog Defense Europe image Ares Mon, 26 Dec 2016 16:15:00 +0000 1561371 at http://aviationweek.com <p>This Tu-154B-2 (registration RA-85572)&nbsp;operated by the Russian air force crashed shortly after takeoff from Sochi on Dec. 25. All 92 on board are presumed dead.<br /> Credit: WikiCommons/Alexander Usanov</p> Last Of The Bohicans http://aviationweek.com/blog/last-bohicans <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The Bundeswehr has released a <a href="https://www.bundeswehr.de/portal/a/bwde/start/multimedia/videoarchiv/heer/2016/!ut/p/z1/hY_NCsIwEITfqJtG-ndsCYpaitpSTS4SmlAjNSkhFg8-vClCb-IeBnZm91sWGFyAaT6pnjtlNB98T1l8LdKyKXGGcRNhgvIsPrYt2WO0w9DC-d8I8zH6UTmCWkignpH8ZiRQAwMmZNAZLd2sTmqnvPaWO2OD0Vg3zMnTWp8ESgBFISnCZDkVvvNNSzIapSuyLU4z8M4n_lp2eTc_DfTGtRjkwXT51xgf67Sqov4DOYdTPQ!!/dz/d5/L2dBISEvZ0FBIS9nQSEh/#Z7_B8LTL2922T52D0A96QVVDK20J7">video</a> of 18 Bo-105 helicopters bidding farewell by flying in formation from their base in Celle, northern Germany, Dec. 13.</p></div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/last-bohicans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/last-bohicans#comments Defense Ares Fri, 23 Dec 2016 15:01:00 +0000 1560801 at http://aviationweek.com