War in Ukraine

New Aid Package For Ukraine Includes Patriot Munitions, AIM-7s
The Pentagon on May 31 announced a new batch of aid for Ukraine.
andy.savoie@av… Wed, 05/31/2023 - 20:47
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Denmark, Netherlands To Lead Ukraine F-16 Training
Denmark and the Netherlands will lead a group effort to train Ukrainian pilots on Lockheed Martin F-16s following a green light from the U.S.
andy.savoie@av… Thu, 05/25/2023 - 22:33
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Netherlands Starts Buying Weapons For MQ-9 Reaper Fleet

By Tony Osborne May 25, 2023
The Netherlands has begun buying weapons to support the arming of its newly acquired MQ-9 Reaper uncrewed air systems. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Western Fighter Pledge Prompts Ukrainian Air Force Revamp

By Steve Trimble May 24, 2023
A promised supply of Western fighter jets has prompted a comprehensive review within Ukraine’s air force of its structure, training and logistics needs.
Aircraft & Propulsion
Image Of Storm Shadow-Equipped Ukrainian Su-24 Emerges
The first image of a Ukrainian Air Force combat aircraft carrying a UK-supplied MBDA Storm Shadow air-launched cruise missile has emerged.
cory.hitt@avia… Wed, 05/24/2023 - 13:39
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F-16s To Ukraine Will Take Several Months, Kendall Says

By Brian Everstine May 23, 2023
While the U.S. and its partners have agreed to start training Ukrainian pilots on Lockheed Martin F-16s, the jets’ delivery will take several months.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Estonia, Latvia Select IRIS-T SLM For Air Defense

By Tony Osborne May 22, 2023
The Baltic States of Estonia and Latvia have selected the German IRIS-T SLM for a joint medium-range ground-based air defense requirement.
Missile Defense & Weapons

Japan Moves To Ease Constraints on the Export of Weapons

By Matthew Fulco May 22, 2023
With an eye on China, Tokyo ramps up ambitions for selling military equipment abroad.
Missile Defense & Weapons

U.S. To Help Train Ukrainian Pilots On F-16s

By Brian Everstine May 19, 2023
President Joe Biden said May 19 that the U.S. supports an international effort to train Ukrainian pilots on F-16s and other fourth-generation fighters.
Aircraft & Propulsion

European Coalition Forming Around Supply Of F-16s To Ukraine

By Tony Osborne May 18, 2023
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunk and Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte will be working to build an "international coalition" to provide Ukraine with combat air support.
Budget, Policy & Operations

UK Cruise Missile Deliveries Could Prompt Russian Air Defense Review

By Tony Osborne May 18, 2023
The new Storm Shadows in Ukraine’s inventory likely will prompt Russia to reconsider siting of high-value targets, logistics hubs and air defense systems.
Missile Defense & Weapons

Ukraine Claims It Downed More Kinzhals; Russia Says It Hit Patriot

By Brian Everstine May 16, 2023
Ukraine on May 16 again claimed it had downed a round of Russian hypersonic Kinzhal missiles.
Missile Defense & Weapons

Viasat KA-SAT Satellite In Europe Still Under Attack In 2023

By Garrett Reim May 16, 2023
Viasat’s KA-SAT satellite in Europe is still under attack more than a year after Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine.
Commercial Space

UK To Provide Flight Training To Ukrainian Pilots

By Tony Osborne May 15, 2023
The training program is part of a new round of military aid being provided as Kyiv gears up for its counteroffensive against Russia’s invasion.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Fast Five With U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council President Danny Sebright

May 12, 2023
Sebright speaks with Aviation Week editors about the countries’ evolving relationship in defense and aerospace.
Budget, Policy & Operations

PAC-3 MSE Was In Testing At Time Of Kinzhal Shoot Down

By Steve Trimble May 11, 2023
Lockheed Martin announced a week after the Kinzhal shoot down that Germany’s PAC-3 MSE/launcher combination remained in operational testing on May 4. 
Missile Defense & Weapons

Greek Defense Industry, Paramount Link Arms On Loitering Munitions

By Tony Osborne May 11, 2023
Greek industry is to develop a long-range loitering munition in conjunction with South Africa’s Paramount Industries.
Missile Defense & Weapons

UK Transfers Storm Shadow Cruise Missiles To Ukraine

By Tony Osborne May 11, 2023
The UK has supplied long-range air-launched cruise missiles to Ukraine.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Czechs Mull L-159 Fleet Donation To Ukraine

By Steve Trimble May 10, 2023
The single-engine L-159 can carry guns, missiles and bombs, but falls short of the speed, agility and payload of Ukraine's preferred fighter: the F-16.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Latest Batch Of Ukraine Aid Focused On Air Defense Integration

By Brian Everstine May 09, 2023
The U.S. military will provide another $1.2 billion in newly produced military aid for Ukraine.
Missile Defense & Weapons

The Weekly Debrief: Is Kinzhal Merely A Dagger Of The Mind?

By Steve Trimble May 08, 2023
President Vladimir Putin described the Kinzhal as the “most important” of the six modern weapon systems he revealed in a Kremlin speech on March 1, 2018.
Missile Defense & Weapons

Ukraine Says Patriot Interceptor Shot Down Kinzhal Missile

By Steve Trimble May 06, 2023
The first intercept of a hypersonic Kinzhal comes less than three weeks after the first donated German Patriot battery was delivered to Ukraine.
Missile Defense & Weapons

Estonia Acquires Israeli Loitering Munitions

By Tony Osborne May 04, 2023
Estonia has acquired loitering munitions from Israel as part of an effort to bolster the country’s armed forces following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Missile Defense & Weapons

U.S. Sending Thousands Of Aircraft Rockets To Ukraine

By Brian Everstine May 03, 2023
The U.S. has announced it will commit thousands of unguided air-to-ground rockets to Ukraine.
Missile Defense & Weapons

Russia Blames Ukraine After Foiled Air Strike On Kremlin

By Steve Trimble May 03, 2023
The Kremlin statement is the first report of a strike attempt that reached the center of the Russian capital.
Missile Defense & Weapons