Ares http://aviationweek.com/blog/6697/feed en Operation Decisive Storm -- Air Power Over Yemen http://aviationweek.com/blog/operation-decisive-storm-air-power-over-yemen <div class="node-body blog-body">A Saudi-led coalition of Middle Eastern and African states has started a major air campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen. We take a look at the air assets assembled for Operation Decisive Storm.</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/operation-decisive-storm-air-power-over-yemen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/operation-decisive-storm-air-power-over-yemen#comments Platforms & Propulsion Weapons & Systems Defense Middle East Ares Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:46:00 +0000 1281941 at http://aviationweek.com Open Skies Over Benelux And Germany http://aviationweek.com/blog/open-skies-over-benelux-and-germany <div class="node-body blog-body">Cold War kids like me still remember the Open Skies treaty, the 1992 agreement by members of NATO and the then Warsaw Pact to allow observation flights over their territory as a confidence-building measure.</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/open-skies-over-benelux-and-germany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/open-skies-over-benelux-and-germany#comments Military & Government Defense Ares Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:03:00 +0000 1279391 at http://aviationweek.com Nigerian Air Force Gets More Alpha Jets http://aviationweek.com/blog/nigerian-air-force-gets-more-alpha-jets <div class="node-body blog-body">The Nigerian Air Force has acquired at least two Dornier Alpha Jets to add to its current fleet.</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/nigerian-air-force-gets-more-alpha-jets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/nigerian-air-force-gets-more-alpha-jets#comments Military & Government Africa photograph Ares Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:19:00 +0000 1279091 at http://aviationweek.com NavWeek: Semper Why http://aviationweek.com/blog/navweek-semper-why <div class="node-body blog-body">As the U.S. Marine Corps continues to tack back to its expeditionary core and the U.S. remains on course for its Asia-Pacific rebalance, the question of the force’s relevance is again coming to the fore.</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/navweek-semper-why" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/navweek-semper-why#comments Defense Ares Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:13:00 +0000 1278261 at http://aviationweek.com Germany To Boost Defense Spending http://aviationweek.com/blog/germany-boost-defense-spending <div class="node-body blog-body">Germany's finance minister says the pacifist nation must shoulder more military commitments in the coming years.</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-boost-defense-spending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/germany-boost-defense-spending#comments Defense Europe Ares Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:25:00 +0000 1277161 at http://aviationweek.com Apache Down http://aviationweek.com/blog/apache-down <div class="node-body blog-body">A Royal Netherlands Air Force Apache crashed during a firing exercise in Mali March 17, killing both crew members.</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/apache-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/apache-down#comments Military & Government Defense Ares Wed, 18 Mar 2015 17:18:00 +0000 1275941 at http://aviationweek.com NavWeek: Running With the Pac http://aviationweek.com/blog/navweek-running-pac <div class="node-body blog-body">The general feeling among many of China’s naval neighbors and in U.S. military circles is that China has been turning into a bit of a bully in (re)staking territorial claims in the seas off its coasts.</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/navweek-running-pac" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/navweek-running-pac#comments Defense Ares Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:06:00 +0000 1268021 at http://aviationweek.com A400M Faces Production Challenges in 2015 http://aviationweek.com/blog/a400m-faces-production-challenges-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body">Initially, Airbus was supposed to deliver 22 aircraft to at least four customers this year.</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/a400m-faces-production-challenges-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/a400m-faces-production-challenges-2015#comments Defense Europe Ares Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:15:00 +0000 1268031 at http://aviationweek.com France's Defense Procurement Agency Saved By Rafale Sale http://aviationweek.com/blog/frances-defense-procurement-agency-saved-rafale-sale <div class="node-body blog-body">French exports were up in 2014, but the year ahead brings uncertainty.</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/frances-defense-procurement-agency-saved-rafale-sale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/frances-defense-procurement-agency-saved-rafale-sale#comments Defense Europe Ares Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:40:00 +0000 1267461 at http://aviationweek.com French Rafale Wins First Export Sale http://aviationweek.com/blog/french-rafale-wins-first-export-sale <div class="node-body blog-body">France says the first three aircraft are to be delivered to Egypt this summer.</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/french-rafale-wins-first-export-sale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/french-rafale-wins-first-export-sale#comments Defense Europe Global Ares Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:59:00 +0000 1262871 at http://aviationweek.com NavWeek: Frigate About It http://aviationweek.com/blog/navweek-frigate-about-it <div class="node-body blog-body">Many doubt the idea that that the modified LCS will live up to the true definition of a frigate. But perhaps it's about time to give the Navy a chance to prove out its case. </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/navweek-frigate-about-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/navweek-frigate-about-it#comments Defense Ares Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:32:00 +0000 1262001 at http://aviationweek.com When Russians Fly Over European Coasts http://aviationweek.com/blog/when-russians-fly-over-european-coasts <div class="node-body blog-body">The ministry said two French Mirage-2000 took off from Lan-Bihoué air base in south Brittany in response to the incident, along with a Rafale that was scrambled from Creil air base as an escort.</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/when-russians-fly-over-european-coasts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/when-russians-fly-over-european-coasts#comments Defense Europe Ares Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:38:00 +0000 1261331 at http://aviationweek.com French MoD Backs Dassault's Position on Indian Rafale http://aviationweek.com/blog/french-mod-backs-dassaults-position-indian-rafale <div class="node-body blog-body">French arms procurement chief says guaranteeing HAL Rafales was not part of original tender.</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/french-mod-backs-dassaults-position-indian-rafale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/french-mod-backs-dassaults-position-indian-rafale#comments Defense Asia Pacific Europe Middle East Ares Mon, 09 Feb 2015 21:40:00 +0000 1259051 at http://aviationweek.com Egypt Is Possible First Export Customer For French Rafale http://aviationweek.com/blog/egypt-possible-first-export-customer-french-rafale <div class="node-body blog-body">Under the terms of a deal still being finalized, Cairo would buy up to 24 aircraft and a FREMM frigate.</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/egypt-possible-first-export-customer-french-rafale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/egypt-possible-first-export-customer-french-rafale#comments Defense Europe Middle East Ares Fri, 06 Feb 2015 20:21:00 +0000 1258221 at http://aviationweek.com Hollande: Ukraine Could Be "Une Guerre Totale" http://aviationweek.com/blog/hollande-ukraine-could-be-une-guerre-totale <div class="node-body blog-body">French president joins western leaders in Kiev to work out a diplomatic solution to the crisis there.</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/hollande-ukraine-could-be-une-guerre-totale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/hollande-ukraine-could-be-une-guerre-totale#comments Defense Europe Ares Thu, 05 Feb 2015 14:36:00 +0000 1257331 at http://aviationweek.com