NavWeek: Frigate About It Commented on: 5 weeks ago (February 18, 2015)

Not mentioned here is that this ship has sufficient electrical energy to utilize either or both the rail gun and/or the laser. I personally think that any potential enemy is going to attempt to...

Russia's Missing Mistrals Commented on: 15 weeks ago (December 11, 2014)

Japan might be a better fit, possibly Canada, but I agree that these ships must not go to Russia - we'd get them right back, but in our face.

First F-35 Assembled In Italy To Roll Out Early Next Year Commented on: 15 weeks ago (December 11, 2014)

Two possible ways for you to go: work harder to get your facts straight, or learn to lie.

First, Lockheed won the F-35 contract in 2001. That would be right after GWB became president. The...

ATK Body Language Hints at Russian Engine for Antares Commented on: 17 weeks ago (November 24, 2014)

Just curious: which US administration signed off on killing off American lacuna capacity in favor of going with Russian?

Lockheed Updates Unmanned U-2 Concept Commented on: 17 weeks ago (November 24, 2014)

Forgetful we are; 1960 ring a bell?

Don’t Forget Booster In Designing Hypersonic Weapons Commented on: 23 weeks ago (October 16, 2014)

I think it was 973, but that was the second run - the first was above 1000 but the measuring equipment failed.

F-35Cs Will Be Deployed To Carrier, With Caveats Commented on: 26 weeks ago (September 26, 2014)

The three F-35's are less capable aircraft than the F-22 (same developer), but in other areas, clearly more advanced and capable. It represents many compromises, two important ones being unit cost...

Pratt & Whitney Offers Some F135 Explaining Commented on: 29 weeks ago (September 5, 2014)

Compare the number of crashes during the development of the '35's predecessors ('16, '15, '18) and the 35 begins to look a bit better. I think the actual airframe is the lesser of the problem -...

F-35 Latest: Engine Fire Cause Emerges Commented on: 36 weeks ago (July 14, 2014)

I understand that apart from any fire damage, the foam causes problems for the anti-radar coating.

F-35 Still Awaiting Clearance For Transatlantic Deployment Commented on: 37 weeks ago (July 9, 2014)

I have read that the fire fighter's use of foam would cause extensive damage to the anti-radar coating. That same report seemed to indicate that the plane's systems reported the fire as it was...

 
Blogs
Mar 27, 2015
blog

U. S., Russian Astronauts Reach International Space Station for One Year Stay 4

"He will do great," predicted NASA astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore, who returned to Earth after 5 1/2 months on the ISS earlier this month. Wilmore watched Scott Kelly's lift off from NASA's Mission Control in Houston....More
Mar 26, 2015
blog

Open Skies Over Benelux And Germany

Cold War kids like me still remember the Open Skies treaty, the 1992 agreement by members of NATO and the then Warsaw Pact to allow observation flights over their territory as a confidence-building measure....More
Mar 26, 2015
blog

Pilot Report: Aviation Week Flies The Gripen (1999)

In 1999, Aviation Week's then Editor-in-Chief reported on the capabilities of the Saab Gripen. Read his pilot report....More
Mar 25, 2015
blog

Kepler Achievements Recognized by National Air and Space Museum

"We are discovering all kinds of exotic planets, worlds that have oceans of molten rock, worlds that have not one but two stars rising in the East and setting in the West," said Natalie Batalha, Kepler mission scientist....More
Mar 24, 2015
blog

NavWeek: Semper Why 3

As the U.S. Marine Corps continues to tack back to its expeditionary core and the U.S. remains on course for its Asia-Pacific rebalance, the question of the force’s relevance is again coming to the fore....More
Mar 21, 2015
blog

SpaceX's Gwynne Shotwell Talks Raptor, Falcon 9, CRS-2, Satellite Internet and More 5

During a March 17 luncheon Shotwell touched on developments underway at the Hawthorne, California-based company....More
Mar 20, 2015
blog

Germany To Boost Defense Spending

Germany's finance minister says the pacifist nation must shoulder more military commitments in the coming years....More
Mar 19, 2015
blog

NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft Spots Martian Aurora, Unexplained Dust Cloud

"What's especially surprising about the aurora we saw is how deep in the atmosphere it occurs," said Arnaud Stiepen, a University of Colorado researcher....More

More blogs

NEW: Sign up to Aviation Week eBulletin

Daily analysis on technology advances impacting the global aviation, aerospace & defense industries.

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×