Ares http://aviationweek.com/blog/6697/feed Aviation Week editors blog their personal views on the defense industry. en Trump Carrier Impact: Faster Automation http://aviationweek.com/blog/trump-carrier-impact-faster-automation <div class="node-body blog-body">The president-elect just sped up automation in A&D manufacturing.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/trump-carrier-impact-faster-automation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/trump-carrier-impact-faster-automation#comments Defense automation offshore Trump North America Things With Wings Ares On Space Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:36:00 +0000 1549101 at http://aviationweek.com Jim Talent Trump’s Top Pick For SecDef? http://aviationweek.com/blog/jim-talent-trump-s-top-pick-secdef <div class="node-body blog-body">Former Sen. Jim Talent of Missouri is emerging as the front runner to be President-Elect Trump’s Secretary of Defense, according to a source advising the transition team. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/jim-talent-trump-s-top-pick-secdef" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/jim-talent-trump-s-top-pick-secdef#comments Blog Defense Ares Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:44:00 +0000 1548441 at http://aviationweek.com NATO Bows To Trump http://aviationweek.com/blog/nato-bows-trump <div class="node-body blog-body">Not only leaders of countries around the world but also NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is preparing to work together with the Trump administration in January.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/nato-bows-trump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/nato-bows-trump#comments Blog Defense Ares Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:30:00 +0000 1545081 at http://aviationweek.com Pentagon's Top Weapons Tester: F-35 Still Challenged http://aviationweek.com/blog/pentagons-top-weapons-tester-f-35-still-challenged <div class="node-body blog-body">Read the full 8-page memo the Pentagon's top weapons tester sent to the Defense Secretary Oct. 14 on his continued concerns about the F-35 program.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/pentagons-top-weapons-tester-f-35-still-challenged" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/pentagons-top-weapons-tester-f-35-still-challenged#comments Blog Defense Ares Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17:56:00 +0000 1543211 at http://aviationweek.com First Norwegian, Third U.S. F-35 Fly After Insulation Fix http://aviationweek.com/blog/first-norwegian-third-us-f-35-fly-after-insulation-fix <div class="node-body blog-body">The first Norwegian F-35 took to the skies today at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., after wrapping up repairs on its coolant lines, Aviation Week has learned. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/first-norwegian-third-us-f-35-fly-after-insulation-fix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/first-norwegian-third-us-f-35-fly-after-insulation-fix#comments Blog Defense Ares Fri, 04 Nov 2016 18:51:00 +0000 1536221 at http://aviationweek.com <p>First repaired Norwegian F-35A returns to the skies at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.&nbsp;</p> Meet Boeing's Latest Next-Gen Fighter Concept http://aviationweek.com/blog/meet-boeings-latest-next-gen-fighter-concept <div class="node-body blog-body">Boeing is out with new concept art for the U.S. Air Force's next-generation fighter jet, a sleek, tail-less design featuring conformal engine inlets and what looks like a manned cockpit.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/meet-boeings-latest-next-gen-fighter-concept" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/meet-boeings-latest-next-gen-fighter-concept#comments Blog Defense Ares Tue, 01 Nov 2016 23:03:00 +0000 1534601 at http://aviationweek.com AWACS Against ISIL http://aviationweek.com/blog/awacs-against-isil <div class="node-body blog-body">The deputy commander of the NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force gave details Oct. 26 on NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg's announcement the day before of the first alliance airborne warning and control system surveillance flight Oct. 20 in support of the coalition fighting the so-called Islamic State.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/awacs-against-isil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/awacs-against-isil#comments Blog Defense Ares Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:58:00 +0000 1530761 at http://aviationweek.com NATO Won't Be Trumped http://aviationweek.com/blog/nato-wont-be-trumped <div class="node-body blog-body">During his press conference Oct. 26 previewing the NATO defense ministers' meeting Oct. 27-28 in Brussels, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg parried two questions about the U.S. elections.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/nato-wont-be-trumped" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/nato-wont-be-trumped#comments Blog Defense Ares Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:36:00 +0000 1530191 at http://aviationweek.com Trump's Nuke Numbers Spotlight U.S. Warhead Dip http://aviationweek.com/blog/trumps-nuke-numbers-spotlight-us-warhead-dip <div class="node-body blog-body">The nuclear warhead gap between the U.S. and Russia has widened to 429 in Moscow's favor as the February 2018 treaty deadline for reducing the bomb count to 1,550 deployed units each nears.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/trumps-nuke-numbers-spotlight-us-warhead-dip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/trumps-nuke-numbers-spotlight-us-warhead-dip#comments Blog Defense Asia Pacific Europe Global North America Ares Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:13:00 +0000 1528381 at http://aviationweek.com To Shoot Down Or Not To Shoot Down, That Is The Question http://aviationweek.com/blog/shoot-down-or-not-shoot-down-question <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>German public television channel ARD showed the <a href="http://programm.ard.de/TV/daserste/terror---ihr-urteil/eid_2810618737698567">courtroom drama Terror</a> Oct. 17 about the trial of a German Eurofighter pilot for shooting&nbsp;down a hijacked airliner about to crash into a football stadium filled with 70,000 people.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2016/10/18/2-format1008.jpg" style="width: 595px; height: 397px;" title="Photo: ARD" /></p></div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/shoot-down-or-not-shoot-down-question" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/shoot-down-or-not-shoot-down-question#comments Blog Defense Ares Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:35:00 +0000 1526831 at http://aviationweek.com