Defense http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/7353/more en U.S. Navy’s New Hawkeye Optimized For Land, Sea Ops http://aviationweek.com/defense/us-navy-s-new-hawkeye-optimized-land-sea-ops <div class="field-deck"> New E-2D radar to counter cruise missile threats over land and sea </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The new Hawkeye provides a much improved UHF radar antenna useful for finding targets that are hard to see in other bands, such as cruise missiles and aircraft with low radar cross sections, which are types of threats to carrier strike groups that worry Navy officials. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/us-navy-s-new-hawkeye-optimized-land-sea-ops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/us-navy-s-new-hawkeye-optimized-land-sea-ops#comments Technology Defense AWIN Defense North America Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +0000 1207801 at http://aviationweek.com <p><strong>An E-2D assigned to VAW-125 prepares for launch from the USS Theodore Roosevelt&rsquo;s catapult system during preparations for deployment next year.</strong></p> U.S. Navy Industry, Wall Street Look Beyond Elections http://aviationweek.com/defense/industry-wall-street-look-beyond-elections <div class="field-deck"> Industry and Wall Street eye megatrends, not who has slim majority in Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Analysts predict that even if Republicans regain a majority in the Senate, A&D spending depends on other factors</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/industry-wall-street-look-beyond-elections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/industry-wall-street-look-beyond-elections#comments Defense AWIN U.S. Elections North America Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +0000 1207841 at http://aviationweek.com E-2D Hawkeye Gains Aerial Refueling Capability http://aviationweek.com/defense/e-2d-hawkeye-gains-aerial-refueling-capability <div class="node-body article-body">The aerial refueling capability will extend the range and persistence of the U.S. Navy’s Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye to at least 7 hr., up from the current 4-6 hr.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/e-2d-hawkeye-gains-aerial-refueling-capability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/e-2d-hawkeye-gains-aerial-refueling-capability#comments Technology Defense AWIN Defense North America Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +0000 1207851 at http://aviationweek.com <p><strong>The U.S. Navy conducted risk-reduction flight tests using a probe installed on an E-2C aircraft last month.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div> &nbsp;</div> U.S. Navy Australia Mulls F-35Bs For Its New Assault Ships http://aviationweek.com/defense/australia-mulls-f-35bs-its-new-assault-ships <div class="field-deck"> Australia, investing in more air transports, also considers fighters for its navy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The F-35s would reintroduce fixed-wing combat aircraft to Australian naval service after a gap of more than 30 years. However, the move lacks backing from the three armed services and looks difficult to justify, even as the government is willing to boost the defense forces with more Boeing C-17 airlifters and Airbus KC-30 tankers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/australia-mulls-f-35bs-its-new-assault-ships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/australia-mulls-f-35bs-its-new-assault-ships#comments Defense AWIN Defense Asia Pacific Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +0000 1207861 at http://aviationweek.com <p><strong>Australia&rsquo;s two new LHDs would have a limited ability to operate F-35Bs.</strong></p> Commonwealth of Australia Opinion: Bumbling Caused B-52 Reengining Delay http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-bumbling-caused-b-52-reengining-delay <div class="field-deck"> Better late than never to reengine the B-52 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. Air Force is taking a serious look at reengining the Boeing B-52</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-bumbling-caused-b-52-reengining-delay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-bumbling-caused-b-52-reengining-delay#comments Commander's Intent Defense AWIN Commander's Intent North America Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +0000 1208621 at http://aviationweek.com Embraer Works To Firm Up KC-390 Exports http://aviationweek.com/defense/embraer-works-firm-kc-390-exports <div class="field-deck"> Embraer’s KC-390 is a now a reality, but could its partners’ economic pressures hold it back? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With new and potential orders, Embraer sees bright future for KC-390 airlifter. Emphasizing its multirole capability along with the speed performance offered by its IAE V2500 turbofan—as well as the reliability and low-cost operational experience of its regional jet family—the Brazilian aerospace company hopes to take a major share of the airlifter market over the next 10-15 years. . </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/embraer-works-firm-kc-390-exports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/embraer-works-firm-kc-390-exports#comments Defense AWIN Defense Latin America/Caribbean Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +0000 1208641 at http://aviationweek.com <p><strong>Representatives from more than 30 countries attended the rollout of Embraer&rsquo;s KC-390.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div> &nbsp;</div> Tony Osborne/AW&ST Opinion: Changes In A&D Center Of Gravity Require Globalization http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-changes-ad-center-gravity-require-globalization <div class="node-body article-body">Even as world military expenditures fell again last year, commercial aerospace entered its 12th year of consecutive growth.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-changes-ad-center-gravity-require-globalization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-changes-ad-center-gravity-require-globalization#comments Defense AWIN Viewpoint Global Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +0000 1208751 at http://aviationweek.com Russia, China Seem Close To Agreeing On Su-35 Order http://aviationweek.com/defense/russia-china-seem-close-agreeing-su-35-order <div class="field-deck"> China, with a habit of copying Flankers, is close to ordering Su-35s </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sukhoi needs an order, so it is willing to sell its most advanced Flanker to China, a customer that has already reverse engineered the Su-27.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/russia-china-seem-close-agreeing-su-35-order" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/russia-china-seem-close-agreeing-su-35-order#comments Defense AWIN Defense Asia Pacific Europe Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +0000 1208801 at http://aviationweek.com <p><strong>An order for 24 Su-35s would introduce the most advanced Flanker into Chinese service.&nbsp;</strong></p> <div> &nbsp;</div> Sukhoi India, Russia Nearing Contract For Fighter Research http://aviationweek.com/defense/india-russia-nearing-contract-fighter-research <div class="field-byline"> Asia-Pacific Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> India’s share of a new fighter effort slides as R&D contract deal nears </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Though India and Russia are nearing a deal on a “joint effort” to develop a fifth-generation fighter, Indian air force officials remain exasperated by the service’s shrinking contribution and slipping schedules.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/india-russia-nearing-contract-fighter-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/india-russia-nearing-contract-fighter-research#comments Defense AWIN Defense Asia Pacific Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +0000 1208821 at http://aviationweek.com <p><strong>Russia and India are expected to sign a R&amp;D contract to develop a Sukhoi T-50-based fighter.</strong></p> <div> &nbsp;</div> Sukhoi Pricing Dispute Intensifies Over Seoul’s F-16 Deal http://aviationweek.com/defense/pricing-dispute-intensifies-over-seoul-s-f-16-deal <div class="field-deck"> USAF, BAE differ on risk assessment for South Korea’s F-16 deal </div> <div class="node-body article-body">BAE Systems’ arrangement to upgrade South Korean F-16s may be in jeopardy as the U.S. and South Korea dispute the costs involved</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/pricing-dispute-intensifies-over-seoul-s-f-16-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/pricing-dispute-intensifies-over-seoul-s-f-16-deal#comments Defense AWIN Defense Asia Pacific North America Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +0000 1208841 at http://aviationweek.com <p><strong>Seoul plans to upgrade 134 of its Block 52 F-16C/Ds with new avionics and a Raytheon active, electronically scanned array radar.&nbsp;</strong></p> <div> &nbsp;</div> BAE Systems