Defense http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/7353/more en Aviation Week’s Warning and the Founding of NASA Langley http://aviationweek.com/defense/aviation-week-s-warning-and-founding-nasa-langley <div class="node-body article-body">In 1917 Aviation Week’s founding editors issued an urgent warning about the lack of preparedness of the U.S. to fight an air war. Such concerns prompted President Woodrow to take action, resulting in the establishment of NASA Langley.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/aviation-week-s-warning-and-founding-nasa-langley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/aviation-week-s-warning-and-founding-nasa-langley#comments A Century of Aviation Week Blog Defense Technology Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:20:00 +0000 1578421 at http://aviationweek.com Podcast: Hypersonics Wake-Up Call http://aviationweek.com/defense/podcast-hypersonics-wake-call <div class="node-body video-body">After almost seven decades of development and testing in high-speed flight, the U.S. finally looked set to become the undisputed leader in hypersonics. What changed? Listen in as our editors discuss.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/podcast-hypersonics-wake-call" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/podcast-hypersonics-wake-call#comments Podcast Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:19:00 +0000 1583451 at http://aviationweek.com China Has 11 Flanker Versions, With More Possible http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/china-has-11-flanker-versions-more-possible <div class="field-deck"> Proliferating variations on the big Sukhoi complicate Chinese force structure </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The proliferation of types and versions means the Chinese air force and navy remain quite dissatisfied with the modernity of their fighters, even as successive models are increasingly competitive against the combat aircraft of rival countries.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/china-has-11-flanker-versions-more-possible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/china-has-11-flanker-versions-more-possible#comments Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Combat Aircraft in Asia Asia Pacific AWST Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:15:00 +0000 1583191 at http://aviationweek.com Indian Deals Attract Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Saab and UAC http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/indian-deals-attract-boeing-lockheed-martin-saab-and-uac <div class="field-deck"> Indian fighter requirements for two services have many suitors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Saab alone has hopes of snagging fighter contracts of both the Indian navy and air force. Its JAS 39E/F Gripen meets the air force demand for just one engine, and a carrier-based version is in the works. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/indian-deals-attract-boeing-lockheed-martin-saab-and-uac" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/indian-deals-attract-boeing-lockheed-martin-saab-and-uac#comments Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Combat Aircraft in Asia Asia Pacific AWST Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:10:00 +0000 1583271 at http://aviationweek.com Indian Defense Ministry Will Missile Defense Spending Rebound? http://aviationweek.com/defense/will-missile-defense-spending-rebound <div class="field-deck"> Opportunity to bolster missile defense programs? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Arizona congressman sees an opportunity to make up for lost ground in missile defense realm. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/will-missile-defense-spending-rebound" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/will-missile-defense-spending-rebound#comments Washington Outlook Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Space Washington Outlook AWST North America Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:00:00 +0000 1583391 at http://aviationweek.com Missile Defense Agency Elta To Be KF-X Radar Partner With Limited Role http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/elta-be-kf-x-radar-partner-limited-role-0 <div class="field-deck"> South Korea plans minimal outside help for its fighter radar program </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Considering South Korea’s lack of experience, there is clearly a chance that ADD and Hanwha will at some point ask Elta for assistance beyond the validation work it will be contracted for.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/elta-be-kf-x-radar-partner-limited-role-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/elta-be-kf-x-radar-partner-limited-role-0#comments Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Combat Aircraft in Asia Asia Pacific AWST Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:00:00 +0000 1583331 at http://aviationweek.com KAI Twenty Outstanding Students Emerging As Aerospace Leaders http://aviationweek.com/aviation-week-space-technology/twenty-outstanding-students-emerging-aerospace-leaders <div class="node-body article-body">Aviation Week, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and universities recognize these 20 accomplished students in aerospace fields. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/aviation-week-space-technology/twenty-outstanding-students-emerging-aerospace-leaders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/aviation-week-space-technology/twenty-outstanding-students-emerging-aerospace-leaders#comments Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Space Technology Twenty 20s AWST Global Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:00:00 +0000 1582201 at http://aviationweek.com Timeline: U.S Hypersonics Starts And Stops Since 1947 http://aviationweek.com/timeline-us-hypersonics-starts-and-stops-1947 <div class="node-body page-body">The U.S. missed several opportunities over almost 70 years to expand hypersonics into research and development of operational systems. </div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/timeline-us-hypersonics-starts-and-stops-1947" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aircraft Design Defense Space Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:48:08 +0000 1582831 at http://aviationweek.com Activist Investors Target Midtier A&D, Maybe Other Companies http://aviationweek.com/defense/activist-investors-target-midtier-ad-maybe-other-companies <div class="field-deck"> Activist investors target midtier A&D providers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The aerospace industry continues to feel the effects of activist investors — who could be coming to a company near you soon.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/activist-investors-target-midtier-ad-maybe-other-companies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/activist-investors-target-midtier-ad-maybe-other-companies#comments Going Concerns Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Going Concerns AWST North America Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:00:00 +0000 1582331 at http://aviationweek.com The Hollow U.S. Fighter Force: Only A Fraction Can Fly http://aviationweek.com/aviation-week-space-technology/hollow-us-fighter-force-only-fraction-can-fly <div class="field-deck"> Across the U.S. services, just a fraction of strike fighters can fly </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The armed services are sounding the alarm over shockingly low readiness rates driven by maintenance backlogs.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/aviation-week-space-technology/hollow-us-fighter-force-only-fraction-can-fly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/aviation-week-space-technology/hollow-us-fighter-force-only-fraction-can-fly#comments Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Defense AWST North America Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:00:00 +0000 1582301 at http://aviationweek.com U.S. Navy