Aviation Week Forecast: Global F-16 MRO Demand 2020-2029

Aug 29, 2020
Globally the F-16 fleet is expected to generate $49.3 billion in MRO demand over the next 10 years even as it shrinks from 2,792 aircraft in 2020 to 2,278 by 2029.

Poll: How Will The Future Vertical Lift Program Evolve Over The Next Five Years?

Aug 25, 2020
FARA (Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft) is intended to replace Boeing AH-64E Apaches now used in the armed reconnaissance role—about half the…

X-37B Program: Through The Years

Aug 18, 2020
X-37B - The Air Force recently launched the sixth OTV mission, so it will be up and running. More than 20 years after initial development, the X-37B is beginning to serve its original goal – reducing the cost of space missions, as the Orbital Test Vehicle was launched for a sixth mission. See its the journey and what's to come.

The ISS: Enabling 20 Years of On-Orbit Scientific Research

Jul 27, 2020
This year marks the 20th anniversary of a continuous human presence on the International Space Station. Here is a look back at how the idea became…

Forecast: Western Maritime Helicopter Deliveries/Retirements 2020-2029

Jul 06, 2020
Aviation Week Network forecasts that over the next ten years, 677 new, Western-designed helicopters performing maritime missions will be built, 114 will be re-engined/remanufactured, and 355 will be retired.
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Forecast: Western Maritime Helicopter In-Service Fleets 2019-2029

Jun 29, 2020
Aviation Week Network estimates that at the end of 2019, there were 2,188 Western-designed helicopters performing maritime missions. Over the next…

Aviation Week Forecasts: Western C4ISR Commercial Airliner Aircraft MRO 2020-2029

Jun 23, 2020
Aviation Week Network forecasts that from 2020 to 2029, Western-built commercial airliners performing military C4ISR (command, control,…

Poll: Is The U.S. Moving Fast Enough To Adopt Secure 5G Technologies?

Jun 17, 2020
The U.S. has found itself in bind after bind over the issue of 5G networks. It needs faster, secure communication networks. But a recent FCC decision to allow Ligado Networks to build an L-band ground-based 5G cellular networks is under fire from industry groups, airline pilots and even the Pentagon over the potential for its signals to disrupt GPS devices.

Aviation Week Forecasts: Western Scout Helicopter Deliveries/Retirements 2020-2029

Jun 14, 2020
Aviation Week Network forecasts that over the next ten years, 282 new Western-designed military scout helicopters will be built, 25 will be remanufactured, and 503 will be retired.

Aviation Week Forecasts: Western Attack Helicopter MRO By Family 2020-2029

Jun 01, 2020
Aviation Week Network forecasts that annual MRO demand for Western-designed attack helicopters will increase 11.1% during this decade, from $4.2…

Defense Spending In China Will Rise By 6.6%

May 27, 2020
China plans to increase defence spending in 2020 despite the expectation of dramatically reduced economic growth, maintaining pressure on neighboring countries to protect their own defence budgets from cuts.

Aviation Week Forecasts: Western Attack Helicopter Deliveries/Retirements 2020-2029

May 22, 2020
Aviation Week Network forecasts that over the next ten years, 706 new Western-designed attack helicopters will be built, 588 will be remanufactured,…

Aviation Week Forecasts: Western Maritime Aircraft Deliveries/Retirements 2020-2029

May 05, 2020
Aviation Week estimates that over the 10-year forecast period, 261 Western-designed military aircraft performing maritime missions will enter…

Forecast: Western C4ISR Aircraft MRO By Family 2020-2029

Apr 20, 2020
Aviation Week Network forecasts that from 2020 to 2029, Western-built aircraft performing military C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers…

Poll: What Is The Most Likely Trajectory For U.S. Defense Spending Through 2025?

Apr 14, 2020
While the defense sector has so far been spared the immediate and severe effects of COVID-19 currently wreaking havoc in the commercial sector, it…

Western C4ISR Aircraft Deliveries/Retirements: 2020-2029

Apr 12, 2020
Aviation Week Network forecasts that over the next ten years, 286 Western-designed aircraft preforming C4ISR (command, control, communications,…

Travel Bans Delay SpaceX Launch For Argentina

By Irene Klotz Mar 24, 2020
The launch of Argentina’s Earth-observation Saocom 1B satellite, scheduled for late March aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, has been postponed due to travel restrictions imposed to combat COVID-19.

Western Military Transport Aircraft Deliveries/ Retirements: 2020-2029

Mar 16, 2020
Aviation Week Network forecasts that over the next decade 888 new, Western-designed aircraft performing military transport missions will be built,…

Western Tanker Aircraft In-Service Fleets By Family: 2019-2029

Mar 13, 2020
Data from Aviation Week Network analyses the western tanker aircraft in-service currently, and forecasts the number of deliveries and retirements for western tankers that will be in service in ten years time, including which tanker is likely to be the world's most common through 2029.

How New B-21 Stealth Bomber Compares To B-2A

Feb 03, 2020
New B-21 renderings offer a fresh perspective of highly secretive stealth bomber.

Death Claw: A New Way To Speed Development?

Jan 28, 2020
A 40-year-old idea to improve strafing accuracy by transferring flight control of a manned fighter to the autopilot to aim the gun is being revived as the U.S. Air Force looks internally for innovations that can be demonstrated and delivered quickly.

Top Military Engine Manufacturers By Deliveries/Retirements 2020-2029

Jan 22, 2020
Aviation Week Network forecasts that over the next ten years, 18,631 new, western-developed engines will be delivered for new military aircraft or…

Is The World’s Fighter Market Set To Thrive In 2020?

Jan 21, 2020
A long-repressed call to replace aging fighter fleets around the globe is finally gaining momentum, as overall defense spending levels continue to rise.

Most Read Defense Stories In 2019

Dec 22, 2019
From newly revealed clues about the RQ-180 ops debut to KC-24 design flaws, here is a roundup of the most read defense content of the year.