Defense http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/7353/more en J-20 Stealth Fighter Design Balances Speed And Agility http://aviationweek.com/defense/j-20-stealth-fighter-design-balances-speed-and-agility <div class="field-deck"> Unique J-20 could fit anti-access role </div> <div class="node-body article-body">China’s new J-20 stealth fighter design points to highly specific mission requirements. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/j-20-stealth-fighter-design-balances-speed-and-agility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/j-20-stealth-fighter-design-balances-speed-and-agility#comments Defense AWIN Zhuhai 2014 Asia Pacific Mon, 03 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 1211871 at http://aviationweek.com <p><strong>The J-20 configuration is notable, with large in-plane canards located well ahead of the main wing.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div> &nbsp;</div> Photo via Internet China To Showcase New Defense Equipment At Zhuhai http://aviationweek.com/defense/china-showcase-new-defense-equipment-zhuhai <div class="field-byline"> Richard D. Fisher, Jr. </div> <div class="field-deck"> China aims to become a total defense supplier </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In March, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute reported that China had risen to fourth place in global arms sales—displacing France—after pushing the U.K into sixth place in 2013. The 10th Zhuhai air show sees China emerging as a one-stop military aerospace provider, from surveillance satellites to 50-kg small-diameter precision-guided munitions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/china-showcase-new-defense-equipment-zhuhai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/china-showcase-new-defense-equipment-zhuhai#comments Defense AWIN Zhuhai 2014 Asia Pacific Mon, 03 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 1211971 at http://aviationweek.com <p><strong>In a late development, the Chinese government decided to bring the F-35-size Shenyang J-31 stealth fighter to Zhuhai, but missiles and electronics still head the nation&rsquo;s export prospects.</strong></p> <div> &nbsp;</div> Photo via Internet New Seeker Could Put Tomahawk In Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile Race http://aviationweek.com/defense/new-seeker-could-put-tomahawk-long-range-anti-ship-missile-race <div class="field-deck"> Raytheon is funding a seeker upgrade to the Tomahawk missile to extend its life into the 2030s </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Raytheon is upgrading its Tomahawk missile to ready it to compete for the pending U.S. Navy’s Offensive Anti-Surface Warfare requirement. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/new-seeker-could-put-tomahawk-long-range-anti-ship-missile-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/new-seeker-could-put-tomahawk-long-range-anti-ship-missile-race#comments Defense AWIN Defense North America Mon, 03 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 1212051 at http://aviationweek.com KC-46 First Flight Delayed http://aviationweek.com/defense/kc-46-first-flight-delayed <div class="field-deck"> Kendall is not ruling out more cost charges for Boeing in KC-46 work </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pentagon procurement chief Frank Kendall is confident Boeing can deliver the initial KV-46s in 2017, but sees possible additional costs for the company</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/kc-46-first-flight-delayed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/kc-46-first-flight-delayed#comments Defense AWIN Defense North America Mon, 03 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 1212431 at http://aviationweek.com <p><strong>The modified KC-10 boom for use on the KC-46A&nbsp;was fit-checked last summer, but development&nbsp;aircraft are now awaiting fixes to the wiring.&nbsp;</strong></p> <div> &nbsp;</div> Boeing/John D. Parker MDA Inches Closer To Launching ‘On Remote’ http://aviationweek.com/defense/mda-inches-closer-launching-remote <div class="field-deck"> Airborne UAV infrared data are key in Aegis BMD test </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The agency’s ultimate goal is to integrate the disparate elements of a vast ballistic missile defense system—including satellites, airborne infrared data and ground- and ship-based radars—into a single network of sensors and shooters functioning seamlessly. A product of this architecture would be to “launch on remote” and eventually “engage on remote.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/mda-inches-closer-launching-remote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/mda-inches-closer-launching-remote#comments Defense AWIN Defense North America Mon, 03 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 1212441 at http://aviationweek.com <p><strong>The Missile Defense Agency plans to install the MTS-C onto the Reaper UAV for testing next year.&nbsp;</strong></p> <div> &nbsp;</div> U.S. Air Force Brazil And Sweden Close Gripen Deal http://aviationweek.com/defense/brazil-and-sweden-close-gripen-deal <div class="field-deck"> Brazilian Gripen contract signed ahead of schedule </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Signature of a contract for 36 Saab JAS 39E/F Gripen fighters for Brazil—covering technology transfer, the development of the JAS 39F two-seater and a substantial role in the program for Embraer and other Brazilian companies—is a turning point in Gripen’s history, Saab officials say. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/brazil-and-sweden-close-gripen-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/brazil-and-sweden-close-gripen-deal#comments Defense AWIN Defense Latin America/Caribbean Mon, 03 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 1212761 at http://aviationweek.com <p><strong>Brazil should receive its new JAS 39E/Fs in 2019-24, with the final aircraft assembled by Embraer.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div> &nbsp;</div> SAAB Concept Lawmakers Assail French 2015 Defense Spending Plan http://aviationweek.com/defense/lawmakers-assail-french-2015-defense-spending-plan <div class="field-deck"> French lawmakers balk at defense ministry plan to shore up 2015 budget shortfall </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As France prepares to battle the European Commission over its 2015 spending plan, Paris is under pressure to reduce the nation’s deficit, even as its military takes on new operational commitments in Africa and the Middle East. Pro-defense lawmakers also worry that the six-year military spending plan will collapse if some of the defense ministry’s anticipated funding sources do not materialize as planned. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/lawmakers-assail-french-2015-defense-spending-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/lawmakers-assail-french-2015-defense-spending-plan#comments Defense AWIN Defense Europe Mon, 03 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 1212781 at http://aviationweek.com <p><strong>French forces could lease equipment such as the A400M airlifter or MRTT refueling tanker under a proposed cost-savings plan.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div> &nbsp;</div> Airbus France Scheduled For Third Reaper In 2015 http://aviationweek.com/defense/france-scheduled-third-reaper-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Impressed with the performance of its first two U.S. MQ-9 Reapers, France is looking forward to a third in early 2015. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/france-scheduled-third-reaper-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/france-scheduled-third-reaper-2015#comments Defense AWIN Defense Europe Mon, 03 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 1212801 at http://aviationweek.com 'Third Offset' Addresses Operational and Economic Challenges http://aviationweek.com/defense/third-offset-addresses-operational-and-economic-challenges <div class="node-body article-body">The Pentagon’s proposed new strategy—Third Offset—builds on operational challenges faced in the 1950s and 1970s—that took advantage of U.S. technological leadership to overcome operational challenges. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/third-offset-addresses-operational-and-economic-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/third-offset-addresses-operational-and-economic-challenges#comments Defense AWIN Defense North America Mon, 03 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 1212931 at http://aviationweek.com Avic Advances But Struggles To Maintain Focus http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/avic-advances-struggles-maintain-focus <div class="field-deck"> Six years after its reorganization, diversified Avic still faces big challenges </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Six years after its reorganization into specialist subsidiaries, Avic is handling a wide range of civil aircraft programs, with a remarkable number of mostly secretive engine developments also coming into view. It still has challenges, however, beginning with its sheer size: it has 400,000 employees, many working in fields unrelated to building aircraft. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/avic-advances-struggles-maintain-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/avic-advances-struggles-maintain-focus#comments Commercial Aviation Defense AWIN Zhuhai 2014 Asia Pacific Mon, 03 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 1211801 at http://aviationweek.com