Defense en Another Republican Backs Clinton <div class="node-body article-body">This week’s Washington Outlook: Virginia statesman praises Clinton; debate on reorganizing military space; and FAA probes Santa Monica’s airport closure plan.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Washington Outlook Commercial Aviation Defense Space AWST-Defense40 Washington Outlook AWST North America Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:00:00 +0000 1518981 at Affordability Trumps Performance In Air Force Trainer Race <div class="node-body article-body">Air Education and Training Command chief Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson talks with Aviation Week about the Air Force’s perspective on the T-X competition.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Platforms & Propulsion Defense AWST-Defense40 Defense AWST North America Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:00:00 +0000 1519001 at Airman 1st Class Brandon May/U.S. Air Force North Korea’s Air Force Uncovered <div class="node-body gallery-body">On Sept. 24 and 25, North Korea held its first-ever public airshow, displaying MD500 light helicopters, Nanchang/Shijiazhuang Y-5s and a Pacific Aerospace PAC P-750 XSTOL, among other aircraft.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Galleries Defense AWST Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 +0000 1517961 at How To Get F-35s, F-22s Talking To Fourth-Generation Fighters <div class="field-deck"> U.S. Air Force is struggling to build a modern comms network for its aging fighter force </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The goal is to network the combat air forces so that F-35s and F-22s can rapidly share information with fourth-generation jets. But the stovepiped communications architecture of days past complicates this picture. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Connected Aerospace Defense AWST-Defense40 Connected Aerospace: Battlefield Communications AWST North America Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 +0000 1518161 at Manufacturers Showcase Cross-Domain Potential Of Unmanned Aircraft <div class="node-body article-body">AeroVironment’s Blackwing lets a submarine control unmanned underwater vehicles; Lockheed Martin’s Vector Hawk launches from a UUV; and General Atomics’ Predator flies pod that extends data-link networks—UAS show potential to bridge combat domains. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Connected Aerospace Electronic Warfare Defense AWST-Defense40 Connected Aerospace: Battlefield Communications AWST Global Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 +0000 1518251 at AeroVironment Link 16 Modernization To Improve Air Force Airborne Networking <div class="field-deck"> BAE Systems sees opportunity to fill gaps in the U.S. Air Force’s future battle network </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Navy’s MIDS-JTRS terminal and tactical targeting networking technology waveform could equally support the Air Force’s future airborne networking architecture, defense companies believe. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Connected Aerospace Defense AWST-Defense40 Connected Aerospace: Battlefield Communications AWST North America Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 +0000 1518271 at Northrop Grumman The Week In Defense, Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2016 <div class="node-body article-body">In this week’s roundup, the U.S. Navy awards the first of two MQ-25 Stingray contracts; Europe takes another step toward a combat UAV; UK Defense Ministry backs space-based manufacturing; and Draken International helps the Japanese test a surface-to-air missile.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Combat Aircraft Defense AWST-Defense40 Defense AWST Global Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 +0000 1518311 at U.S. Navy Boeing Fighter Jet Sales To Kuwait, Qatar Approved By White House <div class="node-body article-body">The White House has at last approved proposed sales of Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet and F-15E Strike Eagle to two Persian Gulf states. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Defense Programs Middle East North America Top Story - Home Defense Top Stories Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:18:00 +0000 1518341 at F-15: Tony Osborne U.S. Air Force Wants Stealthy, Laser-Shooting Next-Gen Tanker <div class="field-deck"> The U.S. Air Force, with the KC-46 in production, looks ahead to battlefield-ready follow-ons </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Facing an increasingly contested battlespace, Air Mobility Command is looking for follow-on tankers—even stealthy ones—and wants a survivable new tanker to escort fighters and bombers into conflicts.­­­­</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Defense Defense North America Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:00:00 +0000 1514911 at Lockheed Martin U.S. Air Force Lays Out Air-Breathing-Engine-Powered Launcher Studies <div class="node-body article-body">While everything still hinges on the precooler technology of Reaction Engines’ Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE), the Air Force Research Laboratory sees huge potential for the propulsion concept</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Propulsion Defense Technology AWST-Technology40 Technology AWST illustration North America Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:40:00 +0000 1516341 at U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory