Defense http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/7353/more en New Photos: Chilled Lightning http://aviationweek.com/blog/new-photos-chilled-lightning <div class="node-body blog-body">F-35 begins extreme climate testing.</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/new-photos-chilled-lightning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/new-photos-chilled-lightning#comments Defense Global Ares Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:00:00 +0000 1251781 at http://aviationweek.com Germany Wants Work Share On French Imaging Satellite http://aviationweek.com/defense/germany-wants-work-share-french-imaging-satellite <div class="field-deck"> French defense ministry faces obstacles to pan-European cooperation on optical satellites </div> <div class="node-body article-body">France seeks European partners for Musis imaging satellite program.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/germany-wants-work-share-french-imaging-satellite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/germany-wants-work-share-french-imaging-satellite#comments Defense Space AWST Overhead Surveillance Europe Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1251231 at http://aviationweek.com NGA Eyes Role for Small Sats http://aviationweek.com/defense/nga-eyes-role-small-sats <div class="field-deck"> NGA is exploring ways to work with burgeoning imagery service providers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is crafting a strategy to leverage the influx of imagery available from the many new information services providers working today.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/nga-eyes-role-small-sats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/nga-eyes-role-small-sats#comments Technology Defense AWST Overhead Surveillance North America Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1251121 at http://aviationweek.com USAF Selects Lead Programs For ‘Digital Twin’ Initiative http://aviationweek.com/technology/usaf-selects-lead-programs-digital-twin-initiative <div class="field-deck"> Digital system models are seen as key to regaining understanding of complex systems </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. Air Force makes an effort to regain its technical understanding of complex systems during acquisition as a way to reduce program costs and risks. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/technology/usaf-selects-lead-programs-digital-twin-initiative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/technology/usaf-selects-lead-programs-digital-twin-initiative#comments Leading Edge Technology Defense AWST Leading Edge North America Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1250851 at http://aviationweek.com Boeing USAF To Boost Launch Competitions as SpaceX Shelves Lawsuit http://aviationweek.com/defense/usaf-boost-launch-competitions-spacex-shelves-lawsuit <div class="node-body article-body">Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has agreed to drop its lawsuit against the U.S. Air Force. In return, the service is vowing to increase the number of launches it plans to compete.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/usaf-boost-launch-competitions-spacex-shelves-lawsuit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/usaf-boost-launch-competitions-spacex-shelves-lawsuit#comments Defense Space Top Story - Home Defense Top Stories Space Top Stories Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:49:00 +0000 1251791 at http://aviationweek.com SpaceX U.K. Contracts Boeing For Chinook Digital Flight Control Upgrade http://aviationweek.com/military-government/uk-contracts-boeing-chinook-digital-flight-control-upgrade <div class="node-body article-body">The unannounced contract, signed in December, builds on the defense ministry’s ongoing Project Julius that aims to bring the U.K.’s Chinook transport helicopter fleet to the same standard with new engines, and a new cockpit avionics suite based on Thales TopDeck system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/military-government/uk-contracts-boeing-chinook-digital-flight-control-upgrade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/military-government/uk-contracts-boeing-chinook-digital-flight-control-upgrade#comments Military & Government Programs Top Story - Home Defense Top Stories Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:43:00 +0000 1251521 at http://aviationweek.com Aviation Week Podcast: U.S. Defense Budget http://aviationweek.com/podcast/podcast-us-defense-budget <div class="node-body video-body">A preview of programs and issues to watch for during the first week of February, when the Pentagon makes its budget request to Congress.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/podcast/podcast-us-defense-budget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/podcast/podcast-us-defense-budget#comments Podcast Defense Space Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:30:00 +0000 1251511 at http://aviationweek.com When Lockheed Martin Won The JSF Award (2001) http://aviationweek.com/blog/when-lockheed-martin-won-jsf-award-2001 <div class="node-body blog-body">During its nearly 100 years of coverage, Aviation Week & Space Technology has covered many controversial programs. Perhaps none has been as big in terms of sheer value and global reach as the nine-nation, stealthy F-35 fighter project.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/archives">From The Archives</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/when-lockheed-martin-won-jsf-award-2001" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/when-lockheed-martin-won-jsf-award-2001#comments 100 Year Archives Defense From The Archives Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:41:00 +0000 1251391 at http://aviationweek.com Aurora Claims Endurance Record For Orion UAS http://aviationweek.com/defense/aurora-claims-endurance-record-orion-uas <div class="node-body article-body">Efficient aerodynamics and engines keep unmanned aircraft demonstrator aloft for 80 hr. and could slash operating costs for medium-altitude UAS. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/aurora-claims-endurance-record-orion-uas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/aurora-claims-endurance-record-orion-uas#comments Technology Defense Defense North America Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1250461 at http://aviationweek.com Aurora Flight Sciences Opinion: How A&D Can Dodge Political Risks http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-how-ad-can-dodge-political-risks <div class="field-deck"> Built-in interdependence is key to resilient business strategy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One of the key features of the A&D industry is its close link to international politics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-how-ad-can-dodge-political-risks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-how-ad-can-dodge-political-risks#comments Up Front Defense Up Front Europe Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1250381 at http://aviationweek.com <p><strong>The Mistral-Class Vladivostok helicopter carrier is docked in France.</strong></p> Reuters/Landov File Photo