Combat Aircraft http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/39731/more en U.S. Air Force Next-Generation Fighter Taking Shape http://aviationweek.com/aviation-week-space-technology/us-air-force-next-generation-fighter-taking-shape <div class="node-body article-body">The service has identified the key technologies it needs for the F-22 follow-on, including a more powerful engine and increased stealth.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/aviation-week-space-technology/us-air-force-next-generation-fighter-taking-shape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/aviation-week-space-technology/us-air-force-next-generation-fighter-taking-shape#comments Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense AWST-Defense34 Defense AWST North America Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1674941 at http://aviationweek.com Boeing Taiwan’s New Trainer More Than An F-CK-1 Version http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/taiwan-s-new-trainer-more-f-ck-1-version <div class="node-body article-body">Completing development in four years might be easy enough if AIDC were just chasing the cockpit and avionics of the F-CK-1. But 80% of the structure is also changing and so are the aerodynamics.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/taiwan-s-new-trainer-more-f-ck-1-version" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/taiwan-s-new-trainer-more-f-ck-1-version#comments Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense AWST-Defense34 Defense Asia Pacific AWST Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:10:00 +0000 1674611 at http://aviationweek.com Podcast: From F-16 To F-35: A Test Pilot's View http://aviationweek.com/defense/podcast-f-16-f-35-test-pilots-view <div class="node-body video-body">Billie Flynn, the Lockheed Martin test pilot who flew the F-35A's premiere aerobatic performance at the Paris Air Show, opens up about what it's like to flight test both the F-16 and the Joint Strike Fighter.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/podcast-f-16-f-35-test-pilots-view" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/podcast-f-16-f-35-test-pilots-view#comments Combat Aircraft Podcast Defense Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1675241 at http://aviationweek.com Technology Acquisition To Precede Taiwanese Fighter Program http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/technology-acquisition-precede-taiwanese-fighter-program <div class="node-body article-body">Full-scale development of a new Taiwanese fighter could probably begin in early to mid-2020s. Taiwan has 343 front-line fighters that will need replacing. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/technology-acquisition-precede-taiwanese-fighter-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/technology-acquisition-precede-taiwanese-fighter-program#comments Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology AWST-Defense34 Defense Asia Pacific AWST chart image Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1673871 at http://aviationweek.com Credit: James Darcy/U.S. Navy Defense Dogma Could Challenge Franco-German Fighter Jet Plans http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/defense-dogma-could-challenge-franco-german-fighter-jet-plans <div class="node-body article-body">Traditionally France uses expeditionary forces, while Germany stresses a defensive role and interoperability with NATO.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/defense-dogma-could-challenge-franco-german-fighter-jet-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/defense-dogma-could-challenge-franco-german-fighter-jet-plans#comments Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Defense AWST Europe Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1672731 at http://aviationweek.com Tony Osborne/AW&ST F-35 Is Newest Thorn In North Korea’s Side http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/f-35-newest-thorn-north-korea-s-side <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Marine Corps prides itself on being the “tip of the spear,” but in East Asia, the “Green Knights” of Marine Fighter Attack Sqdn.-121 are more like the tip of the iceberg, as the first of dozens of war-ready Lockheed Martin F-35 squadrons being stationed in the region over the next decade. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/f-35-newest-thorn-north-korea-s-side" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/f-35-newest-thorn-north-korea-s-side#comments Combat Aircraft Defense Defense Top Stories Programs Top Story - Home Asia Pacific AWIN North America Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:30:00 +0000 1672881 at http://aviationweek.com <p>The introduction of the Lockheed Martin F-35 to Japan and South Korea highlights the growing disparity between the conventional forces of North Korea and its opponents: U.S. Marine Corps</p> Opposing Views: Debating The F-35’s Strengths And Weaknesses http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/opposing-views-debating-f-35-s-strengths-and-weaknesses <div class="node-body article-body">Excerpts from Aviation Week’s recent podcast debate between an F-35 pilot and a long-time critic of the program.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/opposing-views-debating-f-35-s-strengths-and-weaknesses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/opposing-views-debating-f-35-s-strengths-and-weaknesses#comments Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Point/Counterpoint AWST North America Tue, 08 Aug 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1668711 at http://aviationweek.com James Stevenson and U.S. Marine Corps Opinion: How Tech Transfer Helped Saab Win In Brazil http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-how-tech-transfer-helped-saab-win-brazil <div class="field-byline"> Vianney Goncalves, Jr. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The reach of a fully realized technology transfer program can be vast, enabling leaps in learning and the restructuring of organizations. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-how-tech-transfer-helped-saab-win-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-how-tech-transfer-helped-saab-win-brazil#comments Combat Aircraft Editorial Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Technology Viewpoint AWST Global Tue, 08 Aug 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1668671 at http://aviationweek.com Saab Next Steps In Stealth: From Hopeless Diamonds To Cranked Kites http://aviationweek.com/aviation-week-space-technology/next-steps-stealth-hopeless-diamonds-cranked-kites <div class="field-deck"> The need for all-aspect and broadband stealth to counter a wider array of radars is driving stealth aircraft design </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Design for stealth has reshaped combat aircraft, evolving from flat facets to smooth curves. And another change is coming with the need to defeat a wider range of threats.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/aviation-week-space-technology/next-steps-stealth-hopeless-diamonds-cranked-kites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/aviation-week-space-technology/next-steps-stealth-hopeless-diamonds-cranked-kites#comments Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Technology The State of Stealth AWST Global photograph Tue, 01 Aug 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1666241 at http://aviationweek.com U.S. Air Force U.S. Air Force To Pick Laser For ‘SHiELD’ Fighter Demo http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/us-air-force-pick-laser-shield-fighter-demo <div class="field-deck"> SHiELD laser could protect fighters </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Air Force Research Laboratory could soon decide which contract will supply the high-power laser for flight testing on a Boeing F-15. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/us-air-force-pick-laser-shield-fighter-demo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/us-air-force-pick-laser-shield-fighter-demo#comments Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Directed-Energy Weapons AWST North America Mon, 31 Jul 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1665521 at http://aviationweek.com U.S. Air Force