Defense http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/7353/more en Opinion: Looking For Answers To The Navy’s Uclass Mystery http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-looking-answers-navy-s-uclass-mystery <div class="field-deck"> Secret clues to the Navy’s tangled drone story </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The story of the Navy’s stealth unmanned air vehicle has taken some new turns. Is a secret project behind the changes?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-looking-answers-navy-s-uclass-mystery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-looking-answers-navy-s-uclass-mystery#comments Commander's Intent Defense Commander's Intent North America Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1266401 at http://aviationweek.com Northrop Grumman NavWeek: Running With the Pac http://aviationweek.com/blog/navweek-running-pac <div class="node-body blog-body">The general feeling among many of China’s naval neighbors and in U.S. military circles is that China has been turning into a bit of a bully in (re)staking territorial claims in the seas off its coasts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/ares">Ares</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/navweek-running-pac" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/navweek-running-pac#comments Defense Ares Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:06:00 +0000 1268021 at http://aviationweek.com Late Software Not Expected To Jeopardize USMC F-35 IOC http://aviationweek.com/defense/late-software-not-expected-jeopardize-usmc-f-35-ioc <div class="node-body article-body">The F-35’s version 3F software is still lagging for the aircraft’s development, though version 2B, needed for the Marines, has nearly finished testing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/late-software-not-expected-jeopardize-usmc-f-35-ioc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/late-software-not-expected-jeopardize-usmc-f-35-ioc#comments Defense AWST Defense Global Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1267761 at http://aviationweek.com Lockheed Martin Opinion: Where Commonality Can Work In A Sixth-Gen Fighter http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-where-commonality-can-work-sixth-gen-fighter <div class="field-byline"> Mark A. Lorell </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Rand analysis suggests joint military aircraft programs are unlikely to achieve life-cycle cost savings if they attempt to maximize airframe commonality.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-where-commonality-can-work-sixth-gen-fighter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-where-commonality-can-work-sixth-gen-fighter#comments Editorial Defense Technology AWST Viewpoint North America Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1267711 at http://aviationweek.com UAE Provides Lead In Low-Cost Attacker Use http://aviationweek.com/defense/uae-provides-lead-low-cost-attacker-use <div class="field-deck"> Low-cost reconnaissance/attack aircraft show their worth in the Middle East </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Middle Eastern countries have recognized the usefulness of low-cost light attack aircraft, and others are beginning to follow their example.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/uae-provides-lead-low-cost-attacker-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/uae-provides-lead-low-cost-attacker-use#comments Defense AWST Defense Middle East Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1267641 at http://aviationweek.com Piaggio Prepares MALE Market Entrant http://aviationweek.com/defense/piaggio-prepares-male-market-entrant <div class="field-deck"> Piaggio makes progress with HammerHead UAV, but is it enough to combat Reaper and Predator as the U.S. loosens UAV restrictions? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Italy’s indigenous HammerHead UAV funded by the United Arab Emirates gets airborne with Reaper and Predator in its sights. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/piaggio-prepares-male-market-entrant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/piaggio-prepares-male-market-entrant#comments Defense AWST Defense Europe Middle East Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1267551 at http://aviationweek.com Typhoon Upgrades In Search Of Middle East Customers http://aviationweek.com/defense/typhoon-upgrades-search-middle-east-customers <div class="field-deck"> Middle East shapes up as battleground for Europe’s fighter manufacturers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With production drying up, Eurofighter partners are spending money on Typhoon upgrades in hopes to catch an impending wave of Middle East fighter orders.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/typhoon-upgrades-search-middle-east-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/typhoon-upgrades-search-middle-east-customers#comments Defense AWST Defense Europe Middle East Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1267541 at http://aviationweek.com Opinion: How A Merger May Be A Zero-Sum Deal http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-how-merger-may-be-zero-sum-deal <div class="field-deck"> What Harris-Exelis merger tells us about the U.S. defense sector </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Harris-Exelis merger brings back to light some fundamental truths about the U.S. defense sector that otherwise tend to be forgotten.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-how-merger-may-be-zero-sum-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-how-merger-may-be-zero-sum-deal#comments Up Front Defense AWST Up Front North America Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1267011 at http://aviationweek.com A400M Faces Production Challenges in 2015 http://aviationweek.com/blog/a400m-faces-production-challenges-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body">Initially, Airbus was supposed to deliver 22 aircraft to at least four customers this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/ares">Ares</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/a400m-faces-production-challenges-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/a400m-faces-production-challenges-2015#comments Defense Europe Ares Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:15:00 +0000 1268031 at http://aviationweek.com Opinion: Military UAV Export Policy A Bigger Deal Than FAA Regulations http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-military-uav-export-policy-bigger-deal-faa-regulations-0 <div class="field-deck"> In U.S. policymaking and profits, military UAS will lead the way, once again </div> <div class="node-body article-body">State Department finally lays down a new policy for exporting military and commercial UAS.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-military-uav-export-policy-bigger-deal-faa-regulations-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-military-uav-export-policy-bigger-deal-faa-regulations-0#comments Going Concerns Commercial Aviation Defense AWST Going Concerns North America Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1267561 at http://aviationweek.com