Defense http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/7353/more en NATO Responds To Provocative Russian Probe Flights http://aviationweek.com/defense/nato-responds-provocative-russian-probe-flights <div class="field-deck"> NATO intercepts of Russian military aircraft are occurring daily, in a new show of aggression </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Russian encounters with civilian and NATO aircraft on the fringes of Europe appear aimed at testing the alliance’s solidarity and resolve </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/nato-responds-provocative-russian-probe-flights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/nato-responds-provocative-russian-probe-flights#comments Defense AWIN Defense Europe Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 1223091 at http://aviationweek.com <p><strong>NATO pilots now see Russian intruders&mdash;such as this Tu-95H Bear&mdash;almost as often as during the Cold War.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div> &nbsp;</div> Crown copyright/Royal Air Force Afghan Watchkeeper Deployment Tested UAV’s Mettle http://aviationweek.com/defense/afghan-watchkeeper-deployment-tested-uav-s-mettle <div class="field-deck"> British Army Watchkeeper UAS proves itself in short Afghan debut </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Battle-tested Watchkeeper UAV proved its worth in Afghanistan, and the British Army is now seeking to futher augment its capabilities </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/afghan-watchkeeper-deployment-tested-uav-s-mettle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/afghan-watchkeeper-deployment-tested-uav-s-mettle#comments Defense AWIN Defense Asia Pacific Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 1223611 at http://aviationweek.com <p><strong>The Watchkeeper&rsquo;s deployment took place as the Camp Bastion base was being dismantled around it.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div> &nbsp;</div> Crown Copyright/British Army Lockheed Updates Unmanned U-2 Concept http://aviationweek.com/defense/lockheed-updates-unmanned-u-2-concept <div class="field-deck"> U-2 advocates push optionally manned variant as a rival to Global Hawk </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lockheed Martin has crafted a new, reduced cost plan to “optionally man” its U-2.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/lockheed-updates-unmanned-u-2-concept" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/lockheed-updates-unmanned-u-2-concept#comments Technology Defense AWIN Defense North America Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 1223621 at http://aviationweek.com Raytheon Radar Contract A Critical Milestone For Typhoon http://aviationweek.com/defense/radar-contract-critical-milestone-typhoon <div class="field-deck"> Partner nations approve long-delayed addition of e-scan radar </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Radar agreement expected to help propel the aircraft into the 4.5-generation category.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/radar-contract-critical-milestone-typhoon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/radar-contract-critical-milestone-typhoon#comments Defense AWIN Defense Europe Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 1223641 at http://aviationweek.com <p><strong>Royal Air Force is mulling whether to accelerate integration of the Brimstone missile, mounted&nbsp; on the second-most outboard pylon.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div> &nbsp;</div> BAE Systems Japanese Fighter Research Backs Range Over Speed http://aviationweek.com/defense/japanese-fighter-research-backs-range-over-speed <div class="node-body article-body">Studies by the Japanese defense ministry’s Technical Research and Development Institute that point to the advantages of big fighters with the fuel capacity and aerodynamic optimization to keep them on station longer. Range alone is not enough, however. The aircraft also should be networked. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/japanese-fighter-research-backs-range-over-speed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/japanese-fighter-research-backs-range-over-speed#comments Defense AWIN Defense Asia Pacific Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 1223751 at http://aviationweek.com Editorial: Gridlock, Lack Of Innovation Threaten U.S. Defense http://aviationweek.com/defense/editorial-gridlock-lack-innovation-threaten-us-defense <div class="node-body article-body">Pentagon and Wall Street veterans underscore why the challenges facing the aerospace and defense industry run much deeper than sequestration. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/editorial-gridlock-lack-innovation-threaten-us-defense" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/editorial-gridlock-lack-innovation-threaten-us-defense#comments Defense AWIN Editorial North America Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 1224081 at http://aviationweek.com AFRL, Darpa Envision Interdependence Between Manned And Unmanned http://aviationweek.com/defense/afrl-darpa-envision-interdependence-between-manned-and-unmanned <div class="field-deck"> Unmanned and manned aircraft will have to learn to rely on each other </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Unmanned aircraft are most often viewed as augmenting manned aircraft, perhaps eventually replacing some of them, but a more likely future lies in their becoming intimately essential to each other. Two new U.S. research notices give hints of such an outcome.&nbsp; <p>One envisions manned bombers and transports becoming flying aircraft carriers, launching and recovering small UAVs to extend their reach. The other imagines fleets of throw-away aircraft overwhelming and punching through anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD) defenses to enable stealthy but scarce assets to engage the enemy.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/afrl-darpa-envision-interdependence-between-manned-and-unmanned" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/afrl-darpa-envision-interdependence-between-manned-and-unmanned#comments Leading Edge Defense AWIN Leading Edge North America Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 1221731 at http://aviationweek.com Raytheon Russian Sailors Denied Training Access Aboard RFS Vladivostok http://aviationweek.com/military-government/russian-sailors-denied-training-access-aboard-rfs-vladivostok <div class="field-deck"> Despite Russian threats, France delays delivery of first Mistral warship </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the wake of continuing hostilities in Ukraine, France is refusing to deliver the first Mistral warship to Russia, in spite of threats</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/military-government/russian-sailors-denied-training-access-aboard-rfs-vladivostok" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/military-government/russian-sailors-denied-training-access-aboard-rfs-vladivostok#comments Military & Government AWIN Defense Europe Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 1223601 at http://aviationweek.com <p><strong>France is under mounting pressure to deliver Russia&rsquo;s amphibious assault vessel, despite concern about the situation in Ukraine.</strong></p> <div> &nbsp;</div> Reuters/Landov File Photo Luftwaffe’s Atlas Remaining In Seville For Further Tests http://aviationweek.com/defense/luftwaffe-s-atlas-remaining-seville-further-tests <div class="field-byline"> Caroline Bruneau </div> <div class="field-deck"> Germany disputes certification of A400M’s capabilities ahead of first aircraft delivery </div> <div class="node-body article-body">After years of delays and cost overruns, Germany is expecting to receive its first A400M in the next few months despite ongoing disputes with Airbus. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/luftwaffe-s-atlas-remaining-seville-further-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/luftwaffe-s-atlas-remaining-seville-further-tests#comments Defense AWIN Defense Europe Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 1223051 at http://aviationweek.com <p><strong>Airbus is struggling to make tactical upgrades to the A400M, which is due for delivery to Germany soon.</strong></p> <div> &nbsp;</div> Airbus Pentagon, Lockheed Sign F-35 LRIP 8 Deal http://aviationweek.com/defense/pentagon-lockheed-sign-f-35-lrip-8-deal <div class="node-body article-body">The Pentagon and Lockheed Martin have agreed to cost targets for the eighth low-rate, initial production (LRIP) lot of F-35s, setting theirs sights on $94.8 million per F-35A.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/pentagon-lockheed-sign-f-35-lrip-8-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/pentagon-lockheed-sign-f-35-lrip-8-deal#comments Military & Government Defense Top Story - Home Europe Middle East North America Defense Top Stories Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:01:00 +0000 1224581 at http://aviationweek.com Lockheed Martin