Combat Aircraft http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/39731/more en South Korea's KF-X Grows Considerably In Development http://aviationweek.com/defense/south-koreas-kf-x-grows-considerably-development <div class="field-deck"> Two-seat version and European weapons added to Seoul’s new fighter </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The MBDA Meteor and Diehl IRIS-T missiles will equip the KAI KF-X, which is also getting a two-seat version. Aircraft dimensions have expanded.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/south-koreas-kf-x-grows-considerably-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/south-koreas-kf-x-grows-considerably-development#comments Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense AW.com Defense Asia Pacific Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:15:00 +0000 1699421 at http://aviationweek.com DAPA Frozen F/A-18 Valve Is Latest Clue In U.S. Navy’s Hypoxia Mystery http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/frozen-fa-18-valve-latest-clue-us-navy-s-hypoxia-mystery <div class="node-body article-body">For the first time, the Navy has linked a specific component failure to a surge of cockpit events.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/frozen-fa-18-valve-latest-clue-us-navy-s-hypoxia-mystery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/frozen-fa-18-valve-latest-clue-us-navy-s-hypoxia-mystery#comments Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Technology Defense AWST North America Mon, 09 Oct 2017 07:55:00 +0000 1696111 at http://aviationweek.com Lucas Silva/U.S. Navy Influential Think Tank Warns Of Drop In Fighter Capability http://aviationweek.com/defense/influential-think-tank-warns-drop-fighter-capability <div class="node-body article-body">An influential Washington think tank is warning of a significant deterioration of the U.S. Air Force’s fighter capacity. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/influential-think-tank-warns-drop-fighter-capability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/influential-think-tank-warns-drop-fighter-capability#comments Combat Aircraft Defense Defense Top Stories Funding & Policy AWIN North America Thu, 05 Oct 2017 21:50:00 +0000 1695621 at http://aviationweek.com F-15: Boeing Pulling Gs In U.S. Air Force F-16D http://aviationweek.com/defense/pulling-gs-us-air-force-f-16d <div class="field-deck"> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Aviation Week flew inverted and pulled 9g in the backseat of a Thunderbirds Fighting Falcon. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/pulling-gs-us-air-force-f-16d" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/pulling-gs-us-air-force-f-16d#comments Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Defense AWST North America Thu, 05 Oct 2017 08:17:00 +0000 1694971 at http://aviationweek.com U.S. Air Force U.S. Nearing Contract With Boeing For Qatar F-15QAs http://aviationweek.com/defense/us-nearing-contract-boeing-qatar-f-15qas <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. and Qatar are close to finalizing a multibillion-dollar deal for up to 48 F-15QA multirole fighters. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/us-nearing-contract-boeing-qatar-f-15qas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/us-nearing-contract-boeing-qatar-f-15qas#comments Combat Aircraft Defense AW.com Defense Top Stories Programs Top Story - Home Middle East North America Wed, 04 Oct 2017 17:57:00 +0000 1694881 at http://aviationweek.com <p>Boeing has received a request for proposals from the U.S. government for 36 Qatar F-15QAs, with options for an additional 12 aircraft: Boeing</p> Bell V-280 Ready For First Flight http://aviationweek.com/defense/bell-v-280-ready-first-flight <div class="node-body article-body">The true first flight milestone will occur sometime in late October or early November, when the aircraft hovers about 20-30 ft. off the ground for about 1-2 hr. of powered hover testing.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/bell-v-280-ready-first-flight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/bell-v-280-ready-first-flight#comments Combat Aircraft Vertical Flight Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense AW.com Defense Top Stories Rotorcraft North America Tue, 03 Oct 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1693771 at http://aviationweek.com Bell Helicopter Is Political Leverage, Not Capability, Behind Qatar Fighter Orders? http://aviationweek.com/defense/political-leverage-not-capability-behind-qatar-fighter-orders <div class="field-deck"> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There are questions about how Doha’s tiny air force will be able to absorb the massive capabilities in which it is investing.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/political-leverage-not-capability-behind-qatar-fighter-orders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/political-leverage-not-capability-behind-qatar-fighter-orders#comments Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Defense AWST Europe Middle East Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1688401 at http://aviationweek.com Will The U.S. Retrofit Older F-35s To Fight Or Buy New? http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/will-us-retrofit-older-f-35s-fight-or-buy-new <div class="node-body article-body">So-called concurrency continues to bedevil the Pentagon's ability to afford the F-35, as it will take a lot of work to bring some of the oldest aircraft up to the standard they will need to fight in combat.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/will-us-retrofit-older-f-35s-fight-or-buy-new" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/will-us-retrofit-older-f-35s-fight-or-buy-new#comments AOC International Symposium & Convention Combat Aircraft Defense Defense Top Stories Programs AWIN North America Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:30:00 +0000 1688371 at http://aviationweek.com USAF Trudeau: ‘We Won’t Do Business’ With Boeing http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/trudeau-we-won-t-do-business-boeing <div class="node-body article-body">Less than one week after the U.S. State Department approved the sale of 18 Boeing Super Hornets to Canada, the Canadian prime minister said he will refuse to do business with the Chicago-based aerospace company. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/trudeau-we-won-t-do-business-boeing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/trudeau-we-won-t-do-business-boeing#comments AOC International Symposium & Convention Combat Aircraft AW.com Defense Top Stories Programs North America Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:12:00 +0000 1687751 at http://aviationweek.com CS100: Alexandre Gouger Pilot Breathing Issues Prompt Changes To F-35 Mask, Vest http://aviationweek.com/afa-national-convention/pilot-breathing-issues-prompt-changes-f-35-mask-vest <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Air Force is making changes to F-35 flight equipment to make breathing easier for pilots.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/afa-national-convention/pilot-breathing-issues-prompt-changes-f-35-mask-vest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/afa-national-convention/pilot-breathing-issues-prompt-changes-f-35-mask-vest#comments Air Combat Safety AOC International Symposium & Convention Combat Aircraft AW.com Defense Top Stories Technology North America Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:46:00 +0000 1687231 at http://aviationweek.com <p>U.S. Air Force student pilot Capt. Michael Slotten climbs into an F-35 Lighting II at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., on July 7, 2017.</p>