Ares http://aviationweek.com/blog/6697/feed Aviation Week's defense blog en Canada's Snowbirds Team - Unique In Military Aviation http://aviationweek.com/blog/canadas-snowbirds-team-unique-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="http://aviationweek.com/blog/canadas-snowbirds-team-unique-military-aviation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/canadas-snowbirds-team-unique-military-aviation#comments Blog Defense Ares Wed, 25 May 2016 13:05:00 +0000 1457421 at http://aviationweek.com On The ATAC! Legacy Fighters At The Cutting Edge Of Warfare http://aviationweek.com/blog/atac-legacy-fighters-cutting-edge-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="http://aviationweek.com/blog/atac-legacy-fighters-cutting-edge-warfare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/atac-legacy-fighters-cutting-edge-warfare#comments Blog Defense Ares Wed, 18 May 2016 14:43:00 +0000 1448951 at http://aviationweek.com Flying with the Army's Golden Knights http://aviationweek.com/blog/flying-armys-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="http://aviationweek.com/blog/flying-armys-golden-knights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/flying-armys-golden-knights#comments AWIN_Defense Blog Ares Fri, 15 Apr 2016 00:20:00 +0000 1437191 at http://aviationweek.com U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon In New Radar Trials http://aviationweek.com/blog/us-navy-p-8-poseidon-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="http://aviationweek.com/blog/us-navy-p-8-poseidon-new-radar-trials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/us-navy-p-8-poseidon-new-radar-trials#comments AWIN_Defense Ares Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:56:00 +0000 1436151 at http://aviationweek.com RNLAF KDC-10 F-35 Aerial Refueling Premier http://aviationweek.com/blog/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="http://aviationweek.com/blog/rnlaf-kdc-10-f-35-aerial-refueling-premier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/rnlaf-kdc-10-f-35-aerial-refueling-premier#comments Blog Defense Ares Fri, 08 Apr 2016 13:03:00 +0000 1435091 at http://aviationweek.com First Belgian NH90 Pilot Qualified For Landing On Frigates http://aviationweek.com/blog/first-belgian-nh90-pilot-qualified-landing-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="http://aviationweek.com/blog/first-belgian-nh90-pilot-qualified-landing-frigates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/first-belgian-nh90-pilot-qualified-landing-frigates#comments Blog Defense Ares Mon, 15 Feb 2016 17:11:00 +0000 1409281 at http://aviationweek.com 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> <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> <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> <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> <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