Combat Aircraft http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/39731/more en Dassault Executing Indian Rafale Contract Amid Political Turmoil http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/dassault-executing-indian-rafale-contract-amid-political-turmoil <div class="node-body article-body">Dassault’s Rafale deal in India is under political pressure, but the airframer is adamant that an offset contract will materialize this year. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/dassault-executing-indian-rafale-contract-amid-political-turmoil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/dassault-executing-indian-rafale-contract-amid-political-turmoil#comments Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense AWST-Defense42 Defense Asia Pacific AWST Europe Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:00:00 +0000 1869561 at http://aviationweek.com Dassault Fuel Tube Defect Grounds F-35 Fleet http://aviationweek.com/defense/fuel-tube-defect-grounds-f-35-fleet <div class="node-body article-body">An accident investigation team identified an issue with the jet’s fuel tube, which is a common component across all three variants of the stealthy fighter.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/fuel-tube-defect-grounds-f-35-fleet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/fuel-tube-defect-grounds-f-35-fleet#comments Combat Aircraft Defense AW.com Defense Top Stories Operations Top Story - Home Global North America Thu, 11 Oct 2018 12:34:00 +0000 1863511 at http://aviationweek.com U.S. Marine Corps U.S. Trials Bring F-35 and Queen Elizabeth Carrier Together http://aviationweek.com/air-dominance/us-trials-bring-f-35-and-queen-elizabeth-carrier-together <div class="node-body gallery-body">Britain has begun long-awaited carrier trials in which the new 65,000-ton Queen Elizabeth-class is operating with the F-35B Lightning II for the first time. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/air-dominance/us-trials-bring-f-35-and-queen-elizabeth-carrier-together" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/air-dominance/us-trials-bring-f-35-and-queen-elizabeth-carrier-together#comments Air Dominance Galleries Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology AW.com Wed, 10 Oct 2018 08:00:00 +0000 1861901 at http://aviationweek.com The Week in Defense, Oct. 4-11, 2018 http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/week-defense-oct-4-11-2018 <div class="node-body article-body">Latest FMF deal with Israel begins, Bulgaria’s fighter competition begins, Lockheed’s new Hellfire contract and Russia developing self-guided artillery. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/week-defense-oct-4-11-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/week-defense-oct-4-11-2018#comments Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Defense AWST Global Thu, 04 Oct 2018 08:00:00 +0000 1859921 at http://aviationweek.com Israel Defense Forces F-35 Factory Copes With Growth Spurt As Lot 11 Negotiations Drag On http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/f-35-factory-copes-growth-spurt-lot-11-negotiations-drag <div class="node-body article-body">Can Lockheed Martin’s global production system meet ambitious delivery, pricing targets?</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/f-35-factory-copes-growth-spurt-lot-11-negotiations-drag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/f-35-factory-copes-growth-spurt-lot-11-negotiations-drag#comments Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Defense AWST North America Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:45:00 +0000 1853431 at http://aviationweek.com Lockheed Martin Affordability Initiative May Bring F-35 Price Under $80 Million http://aviationweek.com/defense/affordability-initiative-may-bring-f-35-price-under-80-million <div class="node-body article-body">Through two phases of its Blueprint for Affordability program, Lockheed Martin has saved $5 billion over the program life cycle with a $250 million investment.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/affordability-initiative-may-bring-f-35-price-under-80-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/affordability-initiative-may-bring-f-35-price-under-80-million#comments Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Defense AWST Global Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:40:00 +0000 1853581 at http://aviationweek.com Northrop Grumman Japan Weighs Options For Attack Helicopter Program http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/japan-weighs-options-attack-helicopter-program <div class="node-body article-body">Airbus, Bell, Boeing, Leonardo and Sikorsky are likely contenders to supply or help develop a new Japanese attack helicopter. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/japan-weighs-options-attack-helicopter-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/japan-weighs-options-attack-helicopter-program#comments Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Defense AWST North America Fri, 14 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 1849871 at http://aviationweek.com Japanese Defense Ministry Next-gen Combat Engine Work Spools Up http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/next-gen-combat-engine-work-spools <div class="node-body article-body">Adaptive-engine deal modified to focus on technology for sixth-generation fighter needs as parts arrive for building GE’s first XA100 demonstrator. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/next-gen-combat-engine-work-spools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/next-gen-combat-engine-work-spools#comments Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Defense AWST North America Thu, 13 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 1849461 at http://aviationweek.com Lufthansa French Air Force Shows Flag In Southeast Asia http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/french-air-force-shows-flag-southeast-asia <div class="node-body article-body">The air force’s Pegase mission promoted French aircraft exports, as well as sending a message to China about the South China Sea.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/french-air-force-shows-flag-southeast-asia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/french-air-force-shows-flag-southeast-asia#comments Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Defense Asia Pacific AWST Tue, 11 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 1848351 at http://aviationweek.com Armee de l’Air Anatomy Of F-35 Development Challenges And Solutions http://aviationweek.com/program-management-corner/anatomy-f-35-development-challenges-and-solutions <div class="node-body article-body">The F-35B exists because of its commonality with the F-35A and F-35C, but all three variants are better aircraft because of the STOVL version challenges.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/program-management-corner/anatomy-f-35-development-challenges-and-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/program-management-corner/anatomy-f-35-development-challenges-and-solutions#comments Air Dominance Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Program Management Corner Defense AW.com Defense illustration North America Fri, 07 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 1847231 at http://aviationweek.com Lockheed Martin