Aviation Week - Aerospace Defense, Business & Commercial News http://aviationweek.com/rss.xml en Boeing To Open Singapore Cybersecurity Center http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/boeing-open-singapore-cybersecurity-center-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Boeing Defense plans to open a new Cyber Analytics Center in Singapore to offer security analysis to industry and public sector clients.</p> <p>The center, due to start up in the first quarter of 2015, will be the first of its kind outside the U.S.</p> <p>Boeing said it will hire Singapore staff to be trained on advanced analytics that can help identify or predict threats to security, financial systems or operational data integrity.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/boeing-open-singapore-cybersecurity-center-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/boeing-open-singapore-cybersecurity-center-0#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Business Asia Pacific Wed, 24 Sep 2014 01:43:00 +0000 1191381 at http://aviationweek.com Rockwell Stock Jumps On Share Buyback Boost http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/rockwell-stock-jumps-share-buyback-boost-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Rockwell Collins&rsquo;s late-2013 acquisition of ground-based data distribution and management provider Arinc appears to be paying off sooner than some observers might have expected.</p> <p>The Cedar Rapids, Iowa, avionics and flight communications provider told Wall Street about its fiscal 2015 financial expectations, including a $500 million boost in corporate stock buybacks; the company&rsquo;s share price jumped 2.75% in response on Sept. 19. Rockwell&rsquo;s fiscal 2015 begins Oct. 1.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/rockwell-stock-jumps-share-buyback-boost-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/rockwell-stock-jumps-share-buyback-boost-0#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Business North America Wed, 24 Sep 2014 01:43:00 +0000 1191371 at http://aviationweek.com USS Chancellorsville Returns To At-Sea Testing http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/uss-chancellorsville-returns-sea-testing-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The U.S. Navy cruiser CG 62 USS Chancellorsville conducted a series of live-fire exercises to assess the ship&rsquo;s newly installed Baseline 9A Aegis combat system.</p> <p>The two-week testing process concluded earlier this month. &nbsp;</p> <p>Chancellorsville is the first cruiser to receive the Aegis Weapon system (AWS) Baseline 9A upgrade and its associated computing infrastructure and anti-air warfare (AAW) capabilities. &nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/uss-chancellorsville-returns-sea-testing-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/uss-chancellorsville-returns-sea-testing-0#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Program North America Wed, 24 Sep 2014 01:43:00 +0000 1191361 at http://aviationweek.com Aireon To Offer Free Space-Based Aircraft Tracking Service http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/aireon-offer-free-space-based-aircraft-tracking-service-1 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>PARIS&mdash;</strong>A company establishing a global commercial aircraft-tracking service says it will offer a piece of that capability, free-of-charge, to all airlines equipped with automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) terminals.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/aireon-offer-free-space-based-aircraft-tracking-service-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/aireon-offer-free-space-based-aircraft-tracking-service-1#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Business Global North America Wed, 24 Sep 2014 01:43:00 +0000 1191351 at http://aviationweek.com SpaceX Dragon Pursues Sept. 23 Space Station Rendezvous http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/spacex-dragon-pursues-sept-23-space-station-rendezvous-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>HOUSTON &mdash;</strong> SpaceX&rsquo;s fourth Dragon commercial resupply mission was on schedule for an early Sept. 23 rendezvous with the International Space Station, following a weather-delayed weekend liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Florida.</p> <p>The launch marked the second for the Hawthorne, California-based company&rsquo;s Falcon 9 within 14 days.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/spacex-dragon-pursues-sept-23-space-station-rendezvous-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/spacex-dragon-pursues-sept-23-space-station-rendezvous-0#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Programs North America Wed, 24 Sep 2014 01:43:00 +0000 1191341 at http://aviationweek.com Poland Closing In On Jassm Purchase http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/poland-closing-jassm-purchase-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>LONDON &mdash;</strong> The U.S. State Department has approved a possible sale of cruise missiles for use on Poland&rsquo;s fleet of F-16s.</p> <p>The $500 million Foreign Military Sale would include the sale of missiles and upgrades for Poland&rsquo;s fleet of F-16C and F-16D Fighting Falcons to be able to fire them.</p> <p>The country showed interest in the capability earlier this year following the Ukraine crisis and heightened tensions with Russia.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/poland-closing-jassm-purchase-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/poland-closing-jassm-purchase-0#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Programs Europe North America Wed, 24 Sep 2014 01:43:00 +0000 1191331 at http://aviationweek.com Maven Enters Martian Orbit As India’s Mars Orbiter Clears Test Fire http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/maven-enters-martian-orbit-india-s-mars-orbiter-clears-test-fire <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>WASHINGTON and NEW DELHI&mdash;</strong>After a 10-month journey, NASA&rsquo;s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (Maven) spacecraft successfully entered orbit around Mars at 10:24 p.m. local time Sept. 21, a maneuver that precedes the planned orbital insertion of India&rsquo;s Mangalyaan Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) on Sept. 24.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/maven-enters-martian-orbit-india-s-mars-orbiter-clears-test-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/maven-enters-martian-orbit-india-s-mars-orbiter-clears-test-fire#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Programs Asia Pacific North America Wed, 24 Sep 2014 01:43:00 +0000 1191321 at http://aviationweek.com The Week Ahead http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/week-ahead-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><b>The U.S. Marine Corps&rsquo;</b> Modern Day Marine exposition gets underway this week, running Tuesday through Thursday at Quantico, Virginia. The annual event brings together defense companies to display their latest technologies, equipment and services for Marine Corps use. Meanwhile, the NASA Advisory Council&rsquo;s heliophysics subcommittee is scheduled to hold a program planning meeting Tuesday and Wednesday in Washington. Also on Tuesday, the U.S.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/week-ahead-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/week-ahead-0#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN The Week Ahead North America Wed, 24 Sep 2014 01:43:00 +0000 1191311 at http://aviationweek.com U.S. Invests To Kick-Start Biofuel Production http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/us-invests-kick-start-biofuel-production-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The U.S. government is investing in the construction of three biorefineries in a bid to kick-start large-scale production of drop-in biofuel alternatives to jet and ship fuel for military and commercial customers.</p> <p>The Agriculture, Energy and Navy Departments have jointly awarded grants totaling $210 million toward the construction of biorefineries to Emerald Biofuels, Fulcrum BioEnergy and Red Rock Biofuels.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/us-invests-kick-start-biofuel-production-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/us-invests-kick-start-biofuel-production-0#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Technology North America Wed, 24 Sep 2014 01:43:00 +0000 1191301 at http://aviationweek.com SpeedNews Defense http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/speednews-defense-5 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>SCIAKY, INC.</strong> is providing turnkey electron beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) system to <strong>LOCKHEED MARTIN SPACE SYSTEMS</strong> to cut time and waste in production of titanium propulsion tanks.</p> <p><strong>RBC CAPITAL MARKETS </strong>says European defense companies may have gotten boost from Scottish independence vote; <strong>BAE SYSTEMS </strong>was up 2.8% for the week, <strong>Chemring</strong> 3.5% and <strong>Ultra Electronics</strong> 3.2%.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/speednews-defense-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/speednews-defense-5#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN SpeedNews Defense North America Wed, 24 Sep 2014 01:43:00 +0000 1191291 at http://aviationweek.com Airport Profile — Las Vegas McCarran International (LAS) http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/airport-profile-las-vegas-mccarran-international-las <div class="node-body article-body"><div> <a href="/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2014/09/avd_09_23_2014_cht1.pdf">/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2014/09/avd_09_23_2014_cht1.pdf</a></div> <div> Summary Data (U.S Fllights Only)</div> <div> 2013** 2014** % Change Rank***</div> <div> Passengers (000) *</div> <div> Arrival 18,369 18,547 0.97% 8</div> <div> Departures 18,344 18,563 1.19% 8</div> <div> Scheduled Flights</div> <div> Departures 157,560 155,928 -1.04% 14</div> <div> Freight/Mail (lb.) (Scheduled and Non-Scheduled)</div> <div> Total 202m 204m 0.63% 38</div> <div> Car</div></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/airport-profile-las-vegas-mccarran-international-las" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/airport-profile-las-vegas-mccarran-international-las#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Forecasts/Industry Data North America Wed, 24 Sep 2014 01:11:00 +0000 1191261 at http://aviationweek.com Aireon To Offer Free Space-Based Aircraft Tracking Service http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/aireon-offer-free-space-based-aircraft-tracking-service-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>PARIS</strong><strong>&mdash;A company establishing a global commercial aircraft-tracking service says it will offer a piece of that capability, free-of-charge, to all airlines equipped with automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) terminals.</strong></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/aireon-offer-free-space-based-aircraft-tracking-service-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/aireon-offer-free-space-based-aircraft-tracking-service-0#comments AWIN ONLY Air Traffic Management AWIN Global Wed, 24 Sep 2014 01:11:00 +0000 1191241 at http://aviationweek.com Investigators Seek More Data To Solve Swiftair Mystery http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/investigators-seek-more-data-solve-swiftair-mystery-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Investigators are hoping to unlock key data recordings to help solve the mystery of why Swiftair Flight AH5017, flying for Air Algerie, spiraled to the ground from cruise altitude in a steep nose-down attitude early in the morning on July 24 in central Mali.&nbsp;</p> <p>The crash killed six crew members and 110 passengers on the flight from Ouagadougou to Algiers.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/investigators-seek-more-data-solve-swiftair-mystery-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/investigators-seek-more-data-solve-swiftair-mystery-0#comments AWIN ONLY Analysis AWIN North America Wed, 24 Sep 2014 01:11:00 +0000 1191231 at http://aviationweek.com IAG Converts Eight A330-200 Options For Iberia http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/iag-converts-eight-a330-200-options-iberia-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>International Airlines Group (IAG) has firmed up eight Airbus A330-200 options for Iberia&mdash;valued at $1.5 billion at list prices&mdash;and has also taken options on a further 10 A330s for the group.</p> <p>In the beginning of August, IAG outlined plans to acquire a further eight A330-200s for Iberia, but at the time IAG was undecided on whether to take the aircraft on operating lease or firm up options from its 2011 Airbus order.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/iag-converts-eight-a330-200-options-iberia-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/iag-converts-eight-a330-200-options-iberia-0#comments AWIN ONLY Airlines AWIN Europe Wed, 24 Sep 2014 01:11:00 +0000 1191221 at http://aviationweek.com American Airlines Places Limits On Tickets Purchased In Argentinian Pesos http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/american-airlines-places-limits-tickets-purchased-argentinian-pesos-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>CHICAGO&mdash;</strong>While American Airlines does not consider the economic situation in Argentina as dire as that in Venezuela, the airline is limiting some bookings made in Argentine pesos, the carrier&rsquo;s president confirmed on Sunday.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;We have limited ticket sales further out in the booking curve,&rdquo; American&rsquo;s Scott Kirby said in an interview at the World Routes 2014 conference, explaining that the restrictions are only for tickets purchased in pesos for flights 90 or more days away.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/american-airlines-places-limits-tickets-purchased-argentinian-pesos-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/american-airlines-places-limits-tickets-purchased-argentinian-pesos-0#comments AWIN ONLY Airlines AWIN North America Wed, 24 Sep 2014 01:11:00 +0000 1191211 at http://aviationweek.com Airbus Says A320neo First Flight Will Be Sept. 25 http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/airbus-says-a320neo-first-flight-will-be-sept-25-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>ISTANBUL &mdash;</strong> The Airbus A320neo will make its first flight Sept. 25, Airbus Chief Operating Officer-Customers John Leahy said at the ISTAT Europe conference here on Monday.</p> <p>Leahy says the aircraft is scheduled to leave Toulouse&rsquo;s Blagnac Airport at 10:30 a.m. local time, weather permitting. &nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/airbus-says-a320neo-first-flight-will-be-sept-25-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/airbus-says-a320neo-first-flight-will-be-sept-25-0#comments AWIN ONLY Airframers/Suppliers AWIN Europe Wed, 24 Sep 2014 01:11:00 +0000 1191201 at http://aviationweek.com Airbus Noncommittal About A380neo Launch Decision http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/airbus-noncommittal-about-a380neo-launch-decision-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>ISTANBUL&mdash;</strong><strong>A decision on the proposed re-engining of the Airbus A380 is &ldquo;not imminent,&rdquo; but Airbus &ldquo;is listening very carefully to Tim Clark&rsquo;s suggestions,&rdquo; Airbus Chief Operating Officer-Customers John Leahy said in an interview here at the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) Europe conference in Istanbul.</strong></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/airbus-noncommittal-about-a380neo-launch-decision-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/airbus-noncommittal-about-a380neo-launch-decision-0#comments AWIN ONLY Airframers/Suppliers AWIN Europe Wed, 24 Sep 2014 01:11:00 +0000 1191191 at http://aviationweek.com Data Watch: Las Vegas McCarran International (LAS) Summary Data (U.S Fllights Only) http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/data-watch-las-vegas-mccarran-international-las-summary-data-us-fllights-only <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2014/09/avd_09_23_2014_dataw.pdf">/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2014/09/avd_09_23_2014_dataw.pdf</a></p> <p>Data Watch: Las Vegas McCarran International (LAS) Summary Data (U.S Fllights Only)</p> <p>2013** 2014** % Change Rank***</p> <p>Passengers (000) *</p> <p>Arrival 18,369 18,547 0.97% 8</p> <p>Departures 18,344 18,563 1.19% 8</p> <p>Scheduled Flights</p> <p>Departures 157,560 155,928 -1.04% 14</p> <p>Freight/Mail (lb.) (Scheduled and Non-Scheduled)</p> <p>Total 202m 204m 0.63% 38</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/data-watch-las-vegas-mccarran-international-las-summary-data-us-fllights-only#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Data Watch North America Wed, 24 Sep 2014 01:11:00 +0000 1191181 at http://aviationweek.com Air New Zealand Aims To Fly 787s To Tokyo In December http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/air-new-zealand-aims-fly-787s-tokyo-december <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>Boeing 787-9</b> launch customer Air New Zealand has slightly delayed its plans to introduce the aircraft on additional long-haul routes. The airline was expecting to use the 787 on its Tokyo route in November, but is now aiming for early December. The Auckland-Shanghai route will also switch to 787s in December. Air New Zealand is due to receive its second 787-9 this month, with its third expected in October.&nbsp;</span></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/air-new-zealand-aims-fly-787s-tokyo-december#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Intelligence Europe Wed, 24 Sep 2014 01:11:00 +0000 1191171 at http://aviationweek.com Cathy Buyck, http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/cathy-buyck <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>ISTANBUL&mdash;</strong><strong>Airbus Chief Operating Officer-Customers John Leahy says he is not convinced Airbus may have to stretch the A350 further beyond the -1000 version. &ldquo;It is not obvious to me that we need 35 more seats,&rdquo; Leahy said in an interview here at the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) Europe conference in Istanbul.</strong></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/cathy-buyck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/cathy-buyck#comments AWIN ONLY Airframers/Suppliers AWIN Europe Wed, 24 Sep 2014 01:11:00 +0000 1191161 at http://aviationweek.com Pilots Snub Air France Offer To Postpone Transavia Europe http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/pilots-snub-air-france-offer-postpone-transavia-europe-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>The conflict between pilots and Air France over the proposed expansion of the group&rsquo;s Transavia into a pan-European low-cost carrier (LLC) is spiraling out of control, with pilots rejecting management&rsquo;s latest offer.</strong></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/pilots-snub-air-france-offer-postpone-transavia-europe-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/pilots-snub-air-france-offer-postpone-transavia-europe-0#comments AWIN ONLY Airlines AWIN Europe Wed, 24 Sep 2014 01:11:00 +0000 1191151 at http://aviationweek.com Aerospace Daily & Defense Report, September 23, 2014 http://aviationweek.com/aerospace-daily-defense-report/2014-09-23 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Volume 249, Issue 58</p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> <div class="field-cover-date"> <span>Cover Date:&nbsp;</span> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 2014-09-23</span> </div> <div class="field-volume"> <span>Volume:&nbsp;</span> 249 </div> <div class="field-number"> <span>Number:&nbsp;</span> 58 </div> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 1191271 at http://aviationweek.com Aviation Daily, September 23, 2014 http://aviationweek.com/aviation-daily/2014-09-23 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Volume 397, Issue 58</p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> <div class="field-cover-date"> <span>Cover Date:&nbsp;</span> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 2014-09-23</span> </div> <div class="field-volume"> <span>Volume:&nbsp;</span> 397 </div> <div class="field-number"> <span>Number:&nbsp;</span> 58 </div> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 1191141 at http://aviationweek.com Upcoming Events http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/upcoming-events-93 <div class="node-body article-body"><div> <div> <span style="font-size: 13px;">To list an event, send information in calendar format to Donna Thomas at <a href="mailto:donna_thomas@aviationweek.com">donna_thomas@aviationweek.com</a>. (Bold type indicates new calendar listing.)</span></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> sept. 22-26 &mdash; 28th International Symposium on Ballistics, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia. For more information go to www.ndia.org/Divisions/Divisions/Ballistics/Pages/default.aspx</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Sept.</div></div></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/upcoming-events-93" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/upcoming-events-93#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Calendar of Events Global Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:34:00 +0000 1190781 at http://aviationweek.com LCS 4 Conducts Developmental Testing http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/lcs-4-conducts-developmental-testing-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><div> <div> <div> <div> <div> Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 4, the USS Coronado, recently completed firing exercises against representative fast-attack craft using the ship&rsquo;s Mk.110 57-mm gun as part of seaframe developmental testing in conjunction with the Combat System Ship Qualification Trial (CSSQT).&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The exercises marked the first time an Independence variant LCS fired its core weapon system against a high-speed maneuvering surface target.</div></div></div></div></div></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/lcs-4-conducts-developmental-testing-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/lcs-4-conducts-developmental-testing-0#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Programs North America Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:34:00 +0000 1190771 at http://aviationweek.com Virginia-Class Sub Warner Launched For Final Outfitting http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/virginia-class-sub-warner-launched-final-outfitting <div class="node-body article-body"><div> <div> <div> <div> The Virginia-class submarine SSN 785 John Warner was launched recently into the James River at the Newport News&rsquo; Shipbuilding division in Virginia, kicking off the final outfitting, testing and crew certification phase of its construction prior to sea trials next year.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The John Warner will be the sixth Virginia-class submarine to be delivered to the U.S. Navy by Newport News. Since construction began in 2010, nearly 4,000 shipbuilders have worked on Warner.</div></div></div></div></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/virginia-class-sub-warner-launched-final-outfitting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/virginia-class-sub-warner-launched-final-outfitting#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Programs Europe Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:34:00 +0000 1190761 at http://aviationweek.com Israel Halts Potential UAV Sale To Ukraine http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/israel-halts-potential-uav-sale-ukraine-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><div> <div> <div> TEL AVIV &mdash; Israel&rsquo;s Ministry of Defense has scrapped a potential sale of unmanned aerial vehicles to Ukraine.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Growing interest from Kiev in Israeli UAVs has focused on systems that several former Russian republics have already purchased. However, due to the ongoing conflict in the Ukraine, and potential reaction from Russia, the Israelis opted to block the sale.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Israeli UAVs participated in the Georgian crisis in 2008.</div></div></div></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/israel-halts-potential-uav-sale-ukraine-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/israel-halts-potential-uav-sale-ukraine-0#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Funding & Policy Europe Middle East Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:34:00 +0000 1190751 at http://aviationweek.com Netherlands Raising Defense Spending http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/netherlands-raising-defense-spending-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><div> <div> The Netherlands has decided to reverse its decline in defense spending, spurred on by unrest in the Ukraine and the Middle East and the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, with the loss of 196 Dutch citizens.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Officials are initially increasing the budget by &euro;300 million ($385 million) until 2017 and then by &euro;100 million after that.</div></div></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/netherlands-raising-defense-spending-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/netherlands-raising-defense-spending-0#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Funding & Policy Europe Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:34:00 +0000 1190741 at http://aviationweek.com Extended Operations Of ISS Face Challenging Issues, IG Says http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/extended-operations-iss-face-challenging-issues-ig-says <div class="node-body article-body"><div> <div> HOUSTON &ndash; NASA faces challenging cost, sustainability and utilization issues as it strives to extend operations of the six-person International Space Station (ISS) from 2020 to 2024, an Inspector General&rsquo;s audit says.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The audit foresees higher-than-projected annual operating expenses, a decline in solar power availability aggravated by a gap in the ability to launch large critical spare parts, and troubles with ranking research priorities and encouraging outside experiments.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The space</div></div></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/extended-operations-iss-face-challenging-issues-ig-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/extended-operations-iss-face-challenging-issues-ig-says#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Programs North America Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:34:00 +0000 1190731 at http://aviationweek.com Kongsberg To Test-Fire Naval Strike Missile From LCS http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/kongsberg-test-fire-naval-strike-missile-lcs-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><div> LONDON &mdash; Norwegian defense company Kongsberg has been contracted by the U.S. Navy to test-fire its Naval Strike Missile (NSM) from a Littoral Combat Ship.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The weapon tests will be funded under the Foreign Comparative Testing program, and have been requested by the Navy to prove the weapon can engage a surface target at ranges of out to 100 nm.</div></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/kongsberg-test-fire-naval-strike-missile-lcs-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/kongsberg-test-fire-naval-strike-missile-lcs-0#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Programs Europe North America Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:34:00 +0000 1190721 at http://aviationweek.com