Ares Aviation Week's defense blog en Canada's Snowbirds Team - Unique In Military Aviation <div class="node-body blog-body">The day the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds team came to Washington...and landed at the city's international airport.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Defense Ares Wed, 25 May 2016 13:05:00 +0000 1457421 at On The ATAC! Legacy Fighters At The Cutting Edge Of Warfare <div class="node-body blog-body">Aviation Week recently visited one company who use fighters of a bygone age in the most modern of warfare scenarios. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Defense Ares Wed, 18 May 2016 14:43:00 +0000 1448951 at Flying with the Army's 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AWIN_Defense Blog Ares Fri, 15 Apr 2016 00:20:00 +0000 1437191 at U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon In 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AWIN_Defense Ares Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:56:00 +0000 1436151 at 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Defense Ares Fri, 08 Apr 2016 13:03:00 +0000 1435091 at First Belgian NH90 Pilot Qualified For Landing On 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Defense Ares Mon, 15 Feb 2016 17:11:00 +0000 1409281 at Germany Begins Negotiations With Israel On 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Defense Ares Wed, 13 Jan 2016 17:13:00 +0000 1395631 at 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Defense Ares Fri, 08 Jan 2016 15:40:00 +0000 1394521 at 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Defense Ares Thu, 07 Jan 2016 17:11:00 +0000 1394101 at 2015 Photo Contest Winners Are A 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="">Aviation Week Photo Contest</a> each year. I tell <a href="">our judges</a> that sitting in on their evaluation of the finalists is the most fun I have at work all year.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Photo Contest Global Things With Wings Ares Thu, 24 Dec 2015 15:53:00 +0000 1392981 at