Ares http://aviationweek.com/blog/6697/feed Aviation Week's defense blog en Belgian Navy NH90 Helicopter Ready For Search And Rescue Missions http://aviationweek.com/blog/belgian-navy-nh90-helicopter-ready-search-and-rescue-missions <div class="node-body blog-body">Belgium's naval version of the NH90 helicopter, the Caiman, reached its search and rescue initial operational capability at Coxyde on the North Sea.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/ares">Ares</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/belgian-navy-nh90-helicopter-ready-search-and-rescue-missions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/belgian-navy-nh90-helicopter-ready-search-and-rescue-missions#comments Blog Defense Ares Mon, 24 Aug 2015 16:17:00 +0000 1347581 at http://aviationweek.com What Do Spy Plane Pilots Eat? http://aviationweek.com/blog/what-do-spy-plane-pilots-eat <div class="node-body blog-body">As flight durations can be lengthy U-2 pilots eat a form of liquidized food through a tube which is inserted into the helmet through a special port.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/ares">Ares</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/what-do-spy-plane-pilots-eat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/what-do-spy-plane-pilots-eat#comments Blog Defense Ares Fri, 21 Aug 2015 05:23:00 +0000 1346811 at http://aviationweek.com Dutch Warship Escorts Russian Submarine Through North Sea http://aviationweek.com/blog/dutch-warship-escorts-russian-submarine-through-north-sea <div class="node-body blog-body">The Royal Netherlands Navy landing platform dock Zr. Ms. Johan de Witt escorted a new Russian Kilo class submarine through the Netherlands Exclusive Economic Zone in the North Sea Aug. 19, the Dutch Ministry of Defense reported. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/ares">Ares</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/dutch-warship-escorts-russian-submarine-through-north-sea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/dutch-warship-escorts-russian-submarine-through-north-sea#comments Blog Defense Ares Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:18:00 +0000 1346441 at http://aviationweek.com Netherlands Deploys First Ocean-Going Patrol Vessel Against Somali Pirates http://aviationweek.com/blog/netherlands-deploys-first-ocean-going-patrol-vessel-against-somali-pirates <div class="node-body blog-body">The Royal Netherlands Navy is deploying the Zr. Ms. Groningen ocean-going patrol vessel to the Somali coast to participate in the European Union's Operation Atalanta counter-piracy mission. It is the first time one of the Netherlands' four OPVs is being deployed in a counter-piracy role. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/ares">Ares</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/netherlands-deploys-first-ocean-going-patrol-vessel-against-somali-pirates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/netherlands-deploys-first-ocean-going-patrol-vessel-against-somali-pirates#comments Military & Government Blog Ares Wed, 12 Aug 2015 15:40:00 +0000 1343621 at http://aviationweek.com Exercise Indradhanush: Flankers And Typhoons Battle In British Skies http://aviationweek.com/blog/exercise-indradhanush-flankers-and-typhoons-battle-british-skies <div class="node-body blog-body">The British Royal Air Force and Indian Air Force have hailed the success of a major exercise which saw the deployment of four Sukhoi Su-30MKI ‘Flankers’ to the U.K. to fly with and fight against the RAF’s Eurofighter Typhoon.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/ares">Ares</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/exercise-indradhanush-flankers-and-typhoons-battle-british-skies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/exercise-indradhanush-flankers-and-typhoons-battle-british-skies#comments Blog Defense Asia Pacific Europe Ares Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:15:00 +0000 1339451 at http://aviationweek.com Indian Air Force Arrives For Exercise Indradhanush http://aviationweek.com/blog/indian-air-force-arrives-exercise-indradhanush <div class="node-body blog-body">The Indian Air Force has arrived in the U.K. to take part in Exercise Indradhanush (Rainbow), a bilateral air and ground exercise which will see Indian Sukhoi Su-30s pitted against and working together with their Royal Air Force counterparts flying the Eurofighter Typhoon. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/ares">Ares</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/indian-air-force-arrives-exercise-indradhanush" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/indian-air-force-arrives-exercise-indradhanush#comments Blog Defense Ares Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:10:00 +0000 1336801 at http://aviationweek.com Belgian F-16s Contribute To Air Strikes Against ISIS http://aviationweek.com/blog/belgian-f-16s-contribute-air-strikes-against-isis <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Belgium has published the results of its nine months participating in air strikes against the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) during Operation Desert Falcon, which ended July 2.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2015/07/SEDEYN~1.JPG" style="width: 500px; height: 312px;" /></p> <p><em>Belgian Defense photo by Malek Azoug​</em></p> <p>Between Sept. 24, 2014, and July 2, six Belgian F-16s flew 796 sorties over Iraq, conducting 163 air strikes and accounting for 5.5% of coalition efforts.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/ares">Ares</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/belgian-f-16s-contribute-air-strikes-against-isis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/belgian-f-16s-contribute-air-strikes-against-isis#comments Military & Government Ares Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:56:00 +0000 1335521 at http://aviationweek.com A400M Appears In Mission Impossible 5 http://aviationweek.com/blog/a400m-appears-mission-impossible-5 <div class="node-body blog-body">The A400M stunt in the latest Mission Impossible movie has created quite a buzz and is the latest notable example of aerospace product placement in film. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/ares">Ares</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/a400m-appears-mission-impossible-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/a400m-appears-mission-impossible-5#comments Military & Government Blog Ares Mon, 20 Jul 2015 15:55:00 +0000 1334471 at http://aviationweek.com NavWeek: Beach Bash http://aviationweek.com/blog/navweek-beach-bash <div class="node-body blog-body">Though a biennial naval drill between the U.S. and Australian going back about a decade, this year’s exercise is the first since the first major influx of Marines has come to Darwin, the first to be focus mostly in and around the Northern Territory and the first to include Japanese forces.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/ares">Ares</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/navweek-beach-bash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/navweek-beach-bash#comments Defense Ares Mon, 20 Jul 2015 00:45:00 +0000 1334381 at http://aviationweek.com German A400M Airborne Again http://aviationweek.com/blog/german-a400m-airborne-again <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The German A400M took off from Wunstorf air base July 14 after being grounded for two months following the crash of an A400M in Seville.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2015/07/uploads/2015/07/a400m2.jpg" style="width: 640px; height: 426px;" /></p> <p><em>Luftwaffe photo by Nurg&uuml;n Ekmekcibasi</em></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/ares">Ares</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/german-a400m-airborne-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/german-a400m-airborne-again#comments Military & Government Blog Ares Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:37:00 +0000 1332691 at http://aviationweek.com