Ares http://aviationweek.com/blog/6697/feed Aviation Week's defense blog en Germany Begins Negotiations With Israel On Leasing Heron TP http://aviationweek.com/blog/germany-begins-negotiations-israel-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> <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-begins-negotiations-israel-leasing-heron-tp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/germany-begins-negotiations-israel-leasing-heron-tp#comments Blog Defense Ares Wed, 13 Jan 2016 17:13:00 +0000 1395631 at http://aviationweek.com German Tornados Begin Recce Mission Against Islamic State http://aviationweek.com/blog/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> <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/german-tornados-begin-recce-mission-against-islamic-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/german-tornados-begin-recce-mission-against-islamic-state#comments Blog Defense Ares Fri, 08 Jan 2016 15:40:00 +0000 1394521 at http://aviationweek.com Belgium, Spain Take Over Baltic Air Policing http://aviationweek.com/blog/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> <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/belgium-spain-take-over-baltic-air-policing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/belgium-spain-take-over-baltic-air-policing#comments Blog Defense Ares Thu, 07 Jan 2016 17:11:00 +0000 1394101 at http://aviationweek.com 2015 Photo Contest Winners Are A High-Flying Bunch http://aviationweek.com/blog/2015-photo-contest-winners-are-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="http://aviationweek.com/photo-contest-2015-1">Aviation Week Photo Contest</a> each year. I tell <a href="http://aviationweek.com/2015photojudges%20">our judges</a> that sitting in on their evaluation of the finalists is the most fun I have at work all year.</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/2015-photo-contest-winners-are-high-flying-bunch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/2015-photo-contest-winners-are-high-flying-bunch#comments Photo Contest Global Things With Wings Ares Thu, 24 Dec 2015 15:53:00 +0000 1392981 at http://aviationweek.com AGS Gets Off The Ground http://aviationweek.com/blog/ags-gets-ground <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The first of five NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Global Hawks made its maiden flight over the weekend as Airbus Defence and Space prepared to deliver the first mobile general ground stations (MGGS) for the system.</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/ags-gets-ground" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/ags-gets-ground#comments Blog Defense Ares Mon, 21 Dec 2015 17:07:00 +0000 1391641 at http://aviationweek.com Luftwaffe Begins Refueling Anti-IS Coalition Aircraft http://aviationweek.com/blog/luftwaffe-begins-refueling-anti-coalition-aircraft <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The Bundewehr mission to support the fight against the so-called Islamic State (IS) began on the night of Dec. 15-16 with the aerial refueling of coalition aircraft.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2015/12/MRTT_1.jpg" style="width: 595px; height: 446px;" title="Bundeswehr archive photo by Toni Dahmen" /></p> <p>A Luftwaffe Airbus A310 multi-role tanker transport (MRTT) based at Incirlik air base in Turkey conducted two refuelings in a mission lasting five hours.</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/luftwaffe-begins-refueling-anti-coalition-aircraft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/luftwaffe-begins-refueling-anti-coalition-aircraft#comments Blog Defense AW.com Ares Wed, 16 Dec 2015 17:30:00 +0000 1389661 at http://aviationweek.com Luftwaffe Prepares For First Sorties Over Syria http://aviationweek.com/blog/luftwaffe-prepares-first-sorties-over-syria <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>With its arrival at Incirlik air base Dec. 10, the Luftwaffe is preparing missions over Syria.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2015/12/MRTT_0.jpg" style="width: 595px; height: 446px;" title="Two Tornados Recce and A310 MRTT over Incirlik (photo: Bundeswehr/Andrea Bienert" /></p> <p>Luftwaffe Brig.Gen. Andreas Schick, commander of the German contingent in Incirlik, declared upon arrival with a 40-strong advance party, &quot;As of today, we are ready for operations.&quot;</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/luftwaffe-prepares-first-sorties-over-syria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/luftwaffe-prepares-first-sorties-over-syria#comments Blog Defense Ares Fri, 11 Dec 2015 15:33:00 +0000 1388181 at http://aviationweek.com Two Tornados Take Off For Turkey http://aviationweek.com/blog/two-tornados-take-turkey <div class="node-body blog-body">Two Tornado Recce aircraft of Taktischer Luftwaffengeschwader (Tactical Air Force Squadron) 51 "Immelmann" took off from their base in Jagel Dec. 10 for Incirlik, Turkey, from where they will fly missions over Syria in support of the international coalition fighting the so-called Islamic State.</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/two-tornados-take-turkey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/two-tornados-take-turkey#comments Blog Defense Ares Thu, 10 Dec 2015 16:48:00 +0000 1386451 at http://aviationweek.com Airbus Helicopters' H145M Debuts With Bundeswehr http://aviationweek.com/blog/airbus-helicopters-h145m-debuts-bundeswehr <div class="node-body blog-body">The Luftwaffe has taken delivery of its first two H145M Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) Special Operation Forces (SOF) at Airbus Helicopters' Donauwörth plant.</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/airbus-helicopters-h145m-debuts-bundeswehr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/airbus-helicopters-h145m-debuts-bundeswehr#comments Blog Defense Ares Wed, 09 Dec 2015 17:19:00 +0000 1385971 at http://aviationweek.com German Government Gives Mandate For Syria Mission http://aviationweek.com/blog/german-government-gives-mandate-syria-mission <div class="node-body blog-body">The German government on Dec. 1 decided the mandate of German military support for the international coalition fighting the so-called Islamic State (IS).</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/german-government-gives-mandate-syria-mission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/german-government-gives-mandate-syria-mission#comments Blog Defense Ares Tue, 01 Dec 2015 13:05:00 +0000 1383201 at http://aviationweek.com