Combat Aircraft http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/39731/more en Japan Calls For STOVL Fighters, Plan For 42 F-35Bs Reported http://aviationweek.com/defense/japan-calls-stovl-fighters-plan-42-f-35bs-reported <div class="node-body article-body">A national security meeting of Japan’s ruling party has called for the acquisition of shipboard fighters capable of short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL).</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/japan-calls-stovl-fighters-plan-42-f-35bs-reported" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/japan-calls-stovl-fighters-plan-42-f-35bs-reported#comments Combat Aircraft Program Management Corner Defense AW.com Defense Top Stories Programs Top Story - Home Asia Pacific Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:08:00 +0000 1894701 at http://aviationweek.com F-35B: USMC Japan Reveals Future-Fighter AESA Radar http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/japan-reveals-future-fighter-aesa-radar <div class="node-body article-body">The sensor is part of an effort to accumulate technology for the Future Fighter. It is sized for demonstration in an F-2. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/japan-reveals-future-fighter-aesa-radar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/japan-reveals-future-fighter-aesa-radar#comments Combat Aircraft Electronic Warfare Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Defense Asia Pacific AWST Thu, 06 Dec 2018 09:00:00 +0000 1891061 at http://aviationweek.com Japan Ministry of Defense F-35 Approved To Start Formal Initial Operational Test And Evaluation http://aviationweek.com/defense/f-35-approved-start-formal-initial-operational-test-and-evaluation <div class="node-body article-body">The approval ends a 16-month delay to the start of the stealthy fighter's formal initial operational test and evaluation program.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/f-35-approved-start-formal-initial-operational-test-and-evaluation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/f-35-approved-start-formal-initial-operational-test-and-evaluation#comments Combat Aircraft Defense Defense Top Stories Programs Top Story - Home AWIN North America Tue, 04 Dec 2018 23:20:00 +0000 1890601 at http://aviationweek.com USAF Lockheed Martin Reduces Cost Of F-35 Mission Simulator http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/lockheed-martin-reduces-cost-f-35-mission-simulator <div class="node-body article-body">F-35 maker Lockheed Martin has cut the cost of the “full-mission simulator” used to train pilots on the fifth-gen fighter by 25% per simulator since 2012. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/lockheed-martin-reduces-cost-f-35-mission-simulator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/lockheed-martin-reduces-cost-f-35-mission-simulator#comments Combat Aircraft AW.com Defense Top Stories Programs North America Wed, 28 Nov 2018 17:33:00 +0000 1887961 at http://aviationweek.com F-35 simulator: Lockheed Martin Canadian Fighter Shortfalls Highlight Pilot Retention Challenges http://aviationweek.com/defense/canadian-fighter-shortfalls-highlight-pilot-retention-challenges <div class="node-body article-body">A Canadian audit says pilot and engineer retention are limiting the capability of the RCAF’s CF-18 Hornet fleet.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/canadian-fighter-shortfalls-highlight-pilot-retention-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/canadian-fighter-shortfalls-highlight-pilot-retention-challenges#comments Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Defense AWST Europe North America Tue, 27 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 1886811 at http://aviationweek.com Cpl. Bryan Carter/Royal Canadian Air Force Concept Design Helps Build Japanese Inlet Capability http://aviationweek.com/defense/concept-design-helps-build-japanese-inlet-capability <div class="node-body article-body">Part of a technology acquisition effort for a fighter, a Japanese Mach 2 stealth inlet has been designed and tested.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/concept-design-helps-build-japanese-inlet-capability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/concept-design-helps-build-japanese-inlet-capability#comments Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Defense Asia Pacific AWST Fri, 23 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 1886161 at http://aviationweek.com Bradley Perrett/AW&ST Composite Substructure Planned For New Japanese Fighters http://aviationweek.com/defense/composite-substructure-planned-new-japanese-fighters <div class="node-body article-body">The MHI F-2 was a step forward in lightweight structural design. A new Japanese fighter would go further.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/composite-substructure-planned-new-japanese-fighters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/composite-substructure-planned-new-japanese-fighters#comments Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense AW.com Defense Asia Pacific Fri, 23 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 1885961 at http://aviationweek.com Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency IHI XF9-1 Engine Hits Thrust Targets for Japan’s Fighter Tech Program http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/ihi-xf9-1-engine-hits-thrust-targets-japan-s-fighter-tech-program <div class="node-body article-body">The IHI XF9-1 achieved its designed output before undergoing the usual tuning process to adjust a new engine for improvements.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/ihi-xf9-1-engine-hits-thrust-targets-japan-s-fighter-tech-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/ihi-xf9-1-engine-hits-thrust-targets-japan-s-fighter-tech-program#comments Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Defense Asia Pacific AWST Wed, 21 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 1885381 at http://aviationweek.com Japanese Ministry of Defense Requirements Begin Shaping Franco-German Fighter Plans http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/requirements-begin-shaping-franco-german-fighter-plans <div class="node-body article-body">Connectivity and data processing challenges are key priorities in Franco-German fighter studies.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/requirements-begin-shaping-franco-german-fighter-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/requirements-begin-shaping-franco-german-fighter-plans#comments Future of Aerospace Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Program Management Corner Defense Defense AWST Europe Mon, 19 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 1883771 at http://aviationweek.com Spanish Defense Ministry F-35 Begins Collision Avoidance Tests As UK Joins Auto-ICAS Study http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/f-35-begins-collision-avoidance-tests-uk-joins-auto-icas-study <div class="node-body article-body">Four years after the F-16 received Auto-GCAS, the U.S. Air Force is flight-testing it on the F-35 as the UK looks into introducing the safety system on the JSF.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/f-35-begins-collision-avoidance-tests-uk-joins-auto-icas-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/f-35-begins-collision-avoidance-tests-uk-joins-auto-icas-study#comments Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Defense AWST Europe Mon, 19 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 1883761 at http://aviationweek.com U.S. Air Force