Defense http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/7353/more en Can The U.S. Air Force Add 74 Squadrons? http://aviationweek.com/defense/can-us-air-force-add-74-squadrons <div class="node-body article-body">While analysts like the idea of adding to the force to fight high-end threats, budget realities are likely to get in the way.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/can-us-air-force-add-74-squadrons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/can-us-air-force-add-74-squadrons#comments Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense AWST-Defense39 Defense AWST graph North America Mon, 24 Sep 2018 08:15:00 +0000 1854141 at http://aviationweek.com Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee/U.S. Air Force U.S. Hypersonics Face Uphill Struggle To Match China, Russia http://aviationweek.com/defense/us-hypersonics-face-uphill-struggle-match-china-russia <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. faces an uphill battle for hypersonic supremacy, warns Michael Griffin, the Pentagon’s new undersecretary of defense for research and engineering.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/us-hypersonics-face-uphill-struggle-match-china-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/us-hypersonics-face-uphill-struggle-match-china-russia#comments Future of Aerospace Defense AW.com Defense Top Stories Technology Top Story - Home North America Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:43:00 +0000 1853941 at http://aviationweek.com Chinese hypersonic missile: Wikipedia F-35 Factory Copes With Growth Spurt As Lot 11 Negotiations Drag On http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/f-35-factory-copes-growth-spurt-lot-11-negotiations-drag <div class="node-body article-body">Can Lockheed Martin’s global production system meet ambitious delivery, pricing targets?</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/f-35-factory-copes-growth-spurt-lot-11-negotiations-drag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/f-35-factory-copes-growth-spurt-lot-11-negotiations-drag#comments Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Defense AWST North America Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:45:00 +0000 1853431 at http://aviationweek.com Lockheed Martin Affordability Initiative May Bring F-35 Price Under $80 Million http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/affordability-initiative-may-bring-f-35-price-under-80-million <div class="node-body article-body">Through two phases of its Blueprint for Affordability program, Lockheed Martin has saved $5 billion over the program life cycle with a $250 million investment.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/affordability-initiative-may-bring-f-35-price-under-80-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/affordability-initiative-may-bring-f-35-price-under-80-million#comments Combat Aircraft Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Defense AWST Global Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:40:00 +0000 1853581 at http://aviationweek.com Northrop Grumman Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ Carvalho On Six Years Of Growth http://aviationweek.com/defense/lockheed-martin-aeronautics-carvalho-six-years-growth <div class="node-body article-body">Driven by the F-35 and hypersonic programs, the defense contractor’s largest division sees 50% growth from 2012 to 2018.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/lockheed-martin-aeronautics-carvalho-six-years-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/lockheed-martin-aeronautics-carvalho-six-years-growth#comments Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Defense AWST Global Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:35:00 +0000 1853441 at http://aviationweek.com Lockheed Martin Podcast: T-X Trainer Predictions And The Future of USAF http://aviationweek.com/defense/podcast-t-x-trainer-predictions-and-future-usaf <div class="node-body video-body">The upcoming T-38 replacement decision, future of the Joint Star replacement program, and the F-35’s massive production ramp-up are all big headlines rumbling under the surface. Listen in as Aviation Week editors discuss.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/podcast-t-x-trainer-predictions-and-future-usaf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/podcast-t-x-trainer-predictions-and-future-usaf#comments Air Dominance Podcast Defense Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 1853611 at http://aviationweek.com Armed eVTOLs Could Provide Troops With Organic Air Cover http://aviationweek.com/defense/armed-evtols-could-provide-troops-organic-air-cover <div class="node-body article-body">MBDA has begun flight-testing an armed eVTOL aircraft concept.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/armed-evtols-could-provide-troops-organic-air-cover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/armed-evtols-could-provide-troops-organic-air-cover#comments Future of Aerospace Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Defense AWST Europe Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 1853601 at http://aviationweek.com MBDA Concept Israel And Russia Wrangle Over Syrian Shootdown http://aviationweek.com/defense/israel-and-russia-wrangle-over-syrian-shootdown <div class="node-body article-body">Israel denies Russian claims and blames Syrian forces for indiscriminate anti-aircraft fire. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/israel-and-russia-wrangle-over-syrian-shootdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/israel-and-russia-wrangle-over-syrian-shootdown#comments Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Defense AWST Europe Middle East Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 1853361 at http://aviationweek.com Piotr Bukowski J-Stars Demise Paves Way For Radical Shift In U.S. Air Force Strategy http://aviationweek.com/intelligence-surveillance-reconnaissance/j-stars-demise-paves-way-radical-shift-us-air-force-strateg <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. Air Force hits point of no return on multidomain operational strategy.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/intelligence-surveillance-reconnaissance/j-stars-demise-paves-way-radical-shift-us-air-force-strateg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/intelligence-surveillance-reconnaissance/j-stars-demise-paves-way-radical-shift-us-air-force-strateg#comments Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Defense AWST North America Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 1852581 at http://aviationweek.com Tech SGT Carlos J. Trevino/U.S. Air Force Skunk Works Talks Stealthy Aircraft Option For KC-Z http://aviationweek.com/defense/skunk-works-talks-stealthy-aircraft-option-kc-z <div class="node-body article-body">The latest Skunk Works concept is likened to Lockheed’s losing proposal for the U.S. Navy’s MQ-25 tanker program, but with some major differences. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/skunk-works-talks-stealthy-aircraft-option-kc-z" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/skunk-works-talks-stealthy-aircraft-option-kc-z#comments Defense AW.com Defense Top Stories Programs Top Story - Home North America Wed, 19 Sep 2018 21:00:00 +0000 1852631 at http://aviationweek.com MQ-25A concept: Lockheed Martin