Combat Aircraft http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/39731/more en U.S. Air Force Boost B-52 Funding For Engine Replacement http://aviationweek.com/aviation-week-space-technology/us-air-force-boost-b-52-funding-engine-replacement <div class="field-deck"> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The now-funded requirement for up to 650 engines to reengine the 76-strong B-52 fleet will be one of the largest military engine upgrades since the KC-135R.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/aviation-week-space-technology/us-air-force-boost-b-52-funding-engine-replacement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/aviation-week-space-technology/us-air-force-boost-b-52-funding-engine-replacement#comments Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense AWST-Defense08 Defense AWST North America Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:00:00 +0000 1755491 at http://aviationweek.com Boeing Backs Two Sides Of U.S. Navy MQ-25 Competition http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/boeing-backs-two-sides-us-navy-mq-25-competition <div class="node-body article-body">General Atomics has allied with Boeing Autonomous Systems for the Navy’s MQ-25 competition, going up against rival bids by both Phantom Works and Skunk Works.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/boeing-backs-two-sides-us-navy-mq-25-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/boeing-backs-two-sides-us-navy-mq-25-competition#comments Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense AWST-Defense08 Defense AWST North America Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:00:00 +0000 1752151 at http://aviationweek.com General Atomics What’s Wrong With The U.S. Navy’s F/A-18s? http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/what-s-wrong-us-navy-s-fa-18s <div class="node-body article-body">The stakes are high for Boeing as the Navy looks to make a series of F/A-18 design changes in response to a surge in hypoxia-like episodes.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/what-s-wrong-us-navy-s-fa-18s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/what-s-wrong-us-navy-s-fa-18s#comments Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense AWST-Defense08 Defense AWST North America Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:00:00 +0000 1752291 at http://aviationweek.com Seaman Ryan Carter/U.S. Navy F-35 Spreads Its Wings Globally http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/f-35-spreads-its-wings-globally <div class="node-body article-body">The F-35 is expanding internationally, particularly in the Asia-Pacific where Australia, Japan and South Korea are setting up their first local bases.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/f-35-spreads-its-wings-globally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/f-35-spreads-its-wings-globally#comments Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Singapore Airshow AWST Global Thu, 08 Feb 2018 09:00:00 +0000 1750081 at http://aviationweek.com Japanese Defense Ministry U.S. Air Force Shifts Focus To Maintaining ‘Human Weapon System’ http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/us-air-force-shifts-focus-maintaining-human-weapon-system <div class="node-body article-body">As a way to combat the growing fighter pilot shortage, the Air Force is exploring options to provide aviators with comprehensive physical and emotional care.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/us-air-force-shifts-focus-maintaining-human-weapon-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/us-air-force-shifts-focus-maintaining-human-weapon-system#comments Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense AW.com Defense North America Wed, 07 Feb 2018 09:05:00 +0000 1748181 at http://aviationweek.com U.S. Air Force F-35 Expanding Footprint in Asia-Pacific http://aviationweek.com/singapore-airshow-2018/f-35-expanding-footprint-asia-pacific <div class="node-body article-body">Lockheed Martin’s F-35 will expand its presence in the Asia-Pacific region this year, as Australia, Japan, and South Korea begin populating their first Joint Strike Fighter bases. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/singapore-airshow-2018/f-35-expanding-footprint-asia-pacific" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/singapore-airshow-2018/f-35-expanding-footprint-asia-pacific#comments Singapore Airshow 2018 Combat Aircraft Show News Wed, 07 Feb 2018 02:16:00 +0000 1747721 at http://aviationweek.com <p><strong>The first operational F-35As for Australia, Japan and South Korea are arriving at their home bases this year.</strong></p> Opinion: F-35 Catalyzes High-End Export Fighter Market http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-f-35-catalyzes-high-end-export-fighter-market <div class="field-deck"> As more countries opt in, the forecast swells 10% in 2018 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Increased operational flexibility and greater ability to track targets over larger areas are draws for air forces that have fewer aircraft.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-f-35-catalyzes-high-end-export-fighter-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-f-35-catalyzes-high-end-export-fighter-market#comments Up Front Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Up Front AWST Global Tue, 06 Feb 2018 09:00:00 +0000 1747181 at http://aviationweek.com Source: Teal Group F-35 Pilot: ‘I Didn’t Know If I Was Going To Be Able To Get Back’ http://aviationweek.com/F35Hypoxia <div class="node-body article-body">An F-35 pilot speaks out on the physiological events that led to the fleet's grounding at Luke AFB, Arizona, in 2017.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/F35Hypoxia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/F35Hypoxia#comments Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Defense AWST North America Mon, 29 Jan 2018 20:56:00 +0000 1743111 at http://aviationweek.com Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel/U.S. Air Force U.S. Air Force To Get Second Female F-35 Pilot http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/us-air-force-get-second-female-f-35-pilot <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Air Force finally is ready to welcome its second female F-35 pilot, now that enough aircraft have been upgraded with a new ejection seat designed to accommodate lightweight aircrew.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/us-air-force-get-second-female-f-35-pilot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/us-air-force-get-second-female-f-35-pilot#comments Combat Aircraft Defense AW.com Defense Top Stories Operations North America Mon, 29 Jan 2018 16:35:00 +0000 1743551 at http://aviationweek.com <p>Lt. Col. Christine Mau made history as the first female F-35 pilot in 2015. The Air Force will finally get a second in February.</p> USAF Timeline: F-35 Pilot Speaks Out On Luke AFB Grounding http://aviationweek.com/defense/timeline-f-35-pilot-speaks-out-luke-afb-grounding <div class="node-body video-body">The pilot, who requested anonymity to protect his privacy, immediately recognized the early symptoms of hypoxia he’d experienced during training in the altitude chamber.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/timeline-f-35-pilot-speaks-out-luke-afb-grounding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Combat Aircraft Defense Sun, 28 Jan 2018 08:15:00 +0000 1743421 at http://aviationweek.com