Ares http://aviationweek.com/blog/6697/feed Aviation Week editors blog their personal views on the defense industry. en Photos From Exercise Frisian Flag http://aviationweek.com/blog/photos-exercise-frisian-flag <div class="node-body blog-body">Europe's largest annual gathering of fighters from across NATO, held as usual at Leeuwarden in the Netherlands. Over 50 fighters attended, flying two missions each day.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/photos-exercise-frisian-flag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/photos-exercise-frisian-flag#comments Blog Defense Ares Wed, 05 Apr 2017 12:03:00 +0000 1606091 at http://aviationweek.com Leopold I On Film http://aviationweek.com/blog/leopold-i-film <div class="node-body blog-body">Belgian Defense has produced a nice video of the Leopold I frigate to illustrate the range of missions it has conducted over the last two years, from dealing with the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean to shadowing the Russian aircraft carrier Kuznetzov off the North Sea coast.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/leopold-i-film" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/leopold-i-film#comments Blog Defense Ares Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:33:00 +0000 1602171 at http://aviationweek.com Boeing’s New Air Force One To Get Additional Scrutiny http://aviationweek.com/blog/boeing-s-new-air-force-one-get-additional-scrutiny <div class="node-body blog-body">USAF has installed a two-star general to oversee Boeing’s Air Force One replacement, adding a new level of scrutiny to the high-profile program.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/boeing-s-new-air-force-one-get-additional-scrutiny" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/boeing-s-new-air-force-one-get-additional-scrutiny#comments Blog Defense Ares Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:12:00 +0000 1602001 at http://aviationweek.com Dutch Chinooks Return From Mali http://aviationweek.com/blog/dutch-chinooks-return-mali-1 <div class="node-body blog-body">The second of three Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) Chinooks has returned to its home base of Gilze-Rijen from Mali on board a Strategic Airlift Capability C-17.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/dutch-chinooks-return-mali-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/dutch-chinooks-return-mali-1#comments Blog Defense Ares Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:06:00 +0000 1601051 at http://aviationweek.com Anti-ISIS Allies Achieve Aerial Milestones http://aviationweek.com/blog/anti-isis-allies-achieve-aerial-milestones-0 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div>European air forces participating in coalition operations against the so-called Islamic State achieved two milestones this week.</div></div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/anti-isis-allies-achieve-aerial-milestones-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/anti-isis-allies-achieve-aerial-milestones-0#comments Blog Defense Ares Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:35:00 +0000 1600961 at http://aviationweek.com First Benelux Air Policing Scramble http://aviationweek.com/blog/first-benelux-air-policing-scramble <div class="node-body blog-body">Two Belgian air force F-16s intercepted a Hungarian civil aircraft which did not react to air traffic control March 7. The aircraft, with three people on board, was detected over German airspace and crossed the southeastern Netherlands.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/first-benelux-air-policing-scramble" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/first-benelux-air-policing-scramble#comments Blog Defense Ares Wed, 08 Mar 2017 11:00:00 +0000 1592491 at http://aviationweek.com Para-Commandos Hone Skills During Exercise Belgian Beast http://aviationweek.com/blog/para-commandos-hone-skills-during-exercise-belgian-beast <div class="node-body blog-body">Belgian para-commandos are honing their skills during Exercise Belgian Beast in the Arizona desert Feb. 13 to March 12. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/para-commandos-hone-skills-during-exercise-belgian-beast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/para-commandos-hone-skills-during-exercise-belgian-beast#comments Blog Defense Ares Thu, 02 Mar 2017 15:23:00 +0000 1589781 at http://aviationweek.com AAF Conducts Majority Of Air Missions In Afghanistan http://aviationweek.com/blog/aaf-conducts-majority-air-missions-afghanistan <div class="node-body blog-body">The Afghan Air Force is conducting more air missions and air strikes than the U.S. Air Force in Afghanistan, Brigadier General Charles S. Cleveland, spokesman for NATO's Resolute Support training mission, revealed March 1.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/aaf-conducts-majority-air-missions-afghanistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/aaf-conducts-majority-air-missions-afghanistan#comments Blog Defense Ares Thu, 02 Mar 2017 09:25:00 +0000 1587781 at http://aviationweek.com 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