Ares http://aviationweek.com/blog/6697/feed Aviation Week's defense blog en Gabon Buys 12 Aravis http://aviationweek.com/blog/gabon-buys-12-aravis <div class="node-body blog-body">Gabon has become the third client for the 4x4 Aravis made by French defence company Nexter, after signing a contract on 29 October to procure 12 of these 12.5 ton heavily armoured vehicles.</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/gabon-buys-12-aravis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/gabon-buys-12-aravis#comments Military & Government Ares Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:45:00 +0000 1212421 at http://aviationweek.com Poland and Germany Deepen Army Cooperation http://aviationweek.com/blog/poland-and-germany-deepen-army-cooperation <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>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.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2014/10/Bundeswehrtagung.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 450px" /></p> <p><em>German Ministry of Defense photo by Thomas Imo</em></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/poland-and-germany-deepen-army-cooperation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/poland-and-germany-deepen-army-cooperation#comments Defense Ares Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:19:00 +0000 1211951 at http://aviationweek.com Virtual Training http://aviationweek.com/blog/virtual-training <div class="node-body blog-body">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.</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/virtual-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/virtual-training#comments Weapons & Systems Ares Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:29:00 +0000 1211081 at http://aviationweek.com Turnkey Not Smorgasbord http://aviationweek.com/blog/turnkey-not-smorgasbord <div class="node-body blog-body">In the competition for the most futuristic looking vessel at the Euronaval show being held this week in Paris I would put the clear front runner as the Fast Attack Craft on the Saab stand. </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/turnkey-not-smorgasbord" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/turnkey-not-smorgasbord#comments Platforms & Propulsion Ares Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:02:00 +0000 1211051 at http://aviationweek.com Noble Arrow Precedes Trident Juncture http://aviationweek.com/blog/noble-arrow-precedes-trident-juncture <div class="node-body blog-body">France is completing the Noble Arrow certification exercise this week that will qualify the airforce for taking over responsibility for the airborne component of the NATO Response Force in 2015, a job currently held by Germany.</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/noble-arrow-precedes-trident-juncture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/noble-arrow-precedes-trident-juncture#comments Military & Government Ares Mon, 27 Oct 2014 22:54:00 +0000 1210671 at http://aviationweek.com Not just a concept: SMX Ocean from DCNS http://aviationweek.com/blog/not-just-concept-smx-ocean-dcns <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 100%;">DCNS, the French naval systems group, revealed the SMX Ocean submarine derived from the Barracuda on the first day of the Euronaval show in the northern suburbs of Paris.</span></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/not-just-concept-smx-ocean-dcns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/not-just-concept-smx-ocean-dcns#comments Platforms & Propulsion Ares Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:38:00 +0000 1210421 at http://aviationweek.com Five Years Can Be A Long Time http://aviationweek.com/blog/five-years-can-be-long-time <div class="node-body blog-body">The Air Force's view of the F-35 now isn't much like Bob Gates' view in 2009. </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/five-years-can-be-long-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/five-years-can-be-long-time#comments Defense Global Ares Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:11:00 +0000 1209511 at http://aviationweek.com Saudi army mountain training http://aviationweek.com/blog/saudi-army-mountain-training <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>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 Ta&iuml;f mountain training school in Saudi Arabia.</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/saudi-army-mountain-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/saudi-army-mountain-training#comments Military & Government Ares Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:33:00 +0000 1209401 at http://aviationweek.com Qatari coast guard orders 20 Italian RIBs http://aviationweek.com/blog/qatari-coast-guard-orders-20-italian-ribs <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><span style="font-size: 13px;">The Qatari Coast Guard has placed an order with&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 100%;">Al-Dar Marine, a Qatari-owned maritime business,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 12.800000190734863px;">&nbsp;for 20 search and rescue RIBs (rigid inflatable hulls).</span></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/qatari-coast-guard-orders-20-italian-ribs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/qatari-coast-guard-orders-20-italian-ribs#comments Weapons & Systems Middle East Ares Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:08:00 +0000 1209371 at http://aviationweek.com NEW PICS: E-2D Preps for First Deployment http://aviationweek.com/blog/new-pics-e-2d-preps-first-deployment <div class="node-body blog-body">The U.S. Navy last week celebrated 50 years of service by the E-2 Hawkeye airborne command and control aircraft by declaring initial operaitonal capability on the latest model, the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye.</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/new-pics-e-2d-preps-first-deployment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/new-pics-e-2d-preps-first-deployment#comments Defense Ares Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:42:00 +0000 1205251 at http://aviationweek.com