Ares http://aviationweek.com/blog/6697/feed Aviation Week editors blog their personal views on the defense industry. en 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 Did Trump and Putin Resume the Cold War? http://aviationweek.com/blog/did-trump-and-putin-resume-cold-war <div class="node-body blog-body">Trump pledges to make America's nuclear weapons great again after Putin promised a strong strategic force for Russia.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/did-trump-and-putin-resume-cold-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/did-trump-and-putin-resume-cold-war#comments Defense AW.com Asia Pacific Europe Global North America Ares Thu, 22 Dec 2016 22:49:00 +0000 1560701 at http://aviationweek.com Trump Meets With Boeing, Lockheed CEOs, DOD Brass http://aviationweek.com/blog/trump-meets-boeing-lockheed-ceos-dod-brass <div class="node-body blog-body">President-elect Donald Trump met with the CEOs of top aerospace firms Boeing and Lockheed Martin as well as a group of top Pentagon brass on Wednesday as part of his apparent campaign to trim the fat from military weapons programs. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/trump-meets-boeing-lockheed-ceos-dod-brass" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/trump-meets-boeing-lockheed-ceos-dod-brass#comments Blog Defense Ares Thu, 22 Dec 2016 02:55:00 +0000 1560151 at http://aviationweek.com JPO Chief Defends F-35 Program After Trump Tweet http://aviationweek.com/blog/jpo-chief-defends-f-35-program-after-trump-tweet <div class="node-body blog-body">Lockheed Martin’s F-35 stealth fighter took a lot of heat last week when president-elect Donald Trump slammed the program as “out of control.” But the U.S. Air Force general in charge of the F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) got the chance to tell his side of the story today during a media briefing.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/jpo-chief-defends-f-35-program-after-trump-tweet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/jpo-chief-defends-f-35-program-after-trump-tweet#comments Blog Defense Ares Mon, 19 Dec 2016 20:50:00 +0000 1557451 at http://aviationweek.com Lockheed Stock Drops Sharply After Trump's F-35 Tweet http://aviationweek.com/blog/lockheed-stock-drops-sharply-after-trumps-f-35-tweet <div class="node-body blog-body">Lockheed Martin's shares dropped sharply Dec. 12 after Donald Trump slammed the company's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) for "out of control" costs on Twitter. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/lockheed-stock-drops-sharply-after-trumps-f-35-tweet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/lockheed-stock-drops-sharply-after-trumps-f-35-tweet#comments Blog Defense Ares Mon, 12 Dec 2016 14:42:00 +0000 1553711 at http://aviationweek.com