Defense en UTAS Designing Hyperspectral Sensor For Global Hawk <div class="node-body article-body">UTC Aerospace Systems is expanding its MS-177 "family" to include two hyperspectral configurations with embedded autonomy. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Defense AWST-Defense50 Defense AWST North America Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +0000 1549821 at U.S. Air Force USAF Reaching For Stealthy Surveillance Drones <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Air Force wants a long-range, stealthy unmanned surveillance aircraft to go places the Lockheed Martin U-2S and Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk can't.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Defense Programs Asia Pacific North America Top Story - Home Defense Top Stories Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:01:00 +0000 1549781 at <p>An artist&#39;s impression of the Northrop Grumman RQ-180.</p> Aviation Week Will Aerospace Companies Think Twice About Moving to Mexico? <div class="field-deck"> Can Donald Trump reverse the outsourcing trend? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In this week’s Washington Outlook, outsourcing business seems suddenly unpopular, lawmakers ask for a flyoff between the F-35 and the A-10 and the head of Trump’s NASA transition team is named.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Washington Outlook Defense Space Washington Outlook AWST North America Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +0000 1549331 at Drew Angerer/Getty Images DARPA’s Ship-Based Tern Harks Back To Tailsitting VTOL Concept <div class="field-deck"> Not for the first time, unmanned technology unlocks new potential in an old idea </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tailsitting vertical takeoff/landing unmanned aircraft takes shape at Northrop Grumman under DARPA’s Tern warship-based medium-altitude, long-endurance program.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vertical Flight Leading Edge Defense Technology Leading Edge AWST North America Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +0000 1549211 at Northrop Grumman Big Chinese Air-to-Air Missile Could Hit Support Aircraft <div class="field-deck"> A huge Chinese air-to-air missile looks like a backup for the J-20 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The latest Chinese air-to-air missile is comparable with a long-range surface-to-air weapon in size and appearance, so its range is probably well over 200 km.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Defense Defense Asia Pacific AWST Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +0000 1549131 at Chinese Internet Black Hawks To Replace Russian Mainstay In Afghan Inventory <div class="field-deck"> Pentagon looks to reduce reliance on Russian arms suppliers by eliminating Mi-17 helo fleet </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fiscal 2017 U.S. defense budget includes plans to replace Afghan fleet of Mi-17 helicopters.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Combat Aircraft Defense Defense AWST Global Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +0000 1549071 at Tony Osborne/AW&ST Defense 2016 Aviation Week Photo Contest Finalists <div class="node-body gallery-body">Unique angles and approaches are highlighted in these submissions to Aviation Week's 2016 Photo Contest, the Defense category.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Photo Contest Defense Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +0000 1548531 at Podcast: Canada’s F-18 Surprise and the Outlook for Fighter Sales <div class="node-body video-body">From the Middle East, to India, Canada and Europe, our editors take stock of recent deals and announced sales of fighter aircraft, and size up how that will impact upcoming competitions.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Podcast Defense Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:00:00 +0000 1549521 at Trump Carrier Impact: Faster Automation <div class="node-body blog-body">The president-elect just sped up automation in A&D manufacturing.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Defense automation offshore Trump North America Things With Wings Ares On Space Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:36:00 +0000 1549101 at Congress Wants A-10 vs. F-35 Flyoff <div class="node-body article-body">The compromise defense policy bill would mandate the Pentagon’s top weapons tester complete comparison tests of the F-35 and A-10 and report to Congress on the findings.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Defense Programs North America Top Story - Home Defense Top Stories Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:35:00 +0000 1549021 at USAF