Defense http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/7353/more en Sikorsky Conducts First Flight Of S-97 Helo http://aviationweek.com/defense/sikorsky-conducts-first-flight-s-97-helo <div class="node-body article-body">Sikorsky flew its S-97 Raider rigid coaxial rotor high-speed helicopter for the first time on May 22, completing a hover and low-speed flight at the company’s development flight center in West Palm Beach, Florida. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/sikorsky-conducts-first-flight-s-97-helo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/sikorsky-conducts-first-flight-s-97-helo#comments Defense Programs North America Top Story - Home Defense Top Stories Fri, 22 May 2015 17:40:00 +0000 1308511 at http://aviationweek.com S-97: Sikorsky Sikorsky’s S-97 Raider First Flight http://aviationweek.com/video/sikorsky-s-s-97-raider-first-flight <div class="node-body video-body">Sikorsky’s S-97 Raider high-speed helicopter made an hour-long first flight on May 22 at the company’s development flight center in West Palm Beach, Florida. The rigid coaxial-rotor Raider hovered and maneuvered at low speed, with its pusher propulsor disconnected (but turning due to friction). The flight begins a year-long, roughly 100-flight-hour test program to expand to Raider’s flight envelope to meet Sikorsky’s key targets of 220-kt. cruise speed carrying weapons, hover at 6,000 ft. on a 95F day, and 3g maneuverability at speed. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/video/sikorsky-s-s-97-raider-first-flight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/video/sikorsky-s-s-97-raider-first-flight#comments Video Commercial Aviation Defense Fri, 22 May 2015 16:09:00 +0000 1308591 at http://aviationweek.com A400M Crash Affects Program’s Schedule http://aviationweek.com/defense/a400m-crash-affects-program-s-schedule <div class="field-deck"> Airbus bosses are concerned about the wider implications of MSN23’s loss </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Airbus’s A400M airlifter program has faced some recent setbacks, not least of which is the May 9 crash of a production aircraft on its first flight.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/a400m-crash-affects-program-s-schedule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/a400m-crash-affects-program-s-schedule#comments Defense AWST Defense Europe photograph Fri, 22 May 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1308141 at http://aviationweek.com Airbus Avic Stovl Work Likely Reflects Military Interest http://aviationweek.com/defense/avic-stovl-work-likely-reflects-military-interest <div class="node-body article-body">China appears to be taking steps toward developing stovl aircraft, but lack of a propulsion system likely makes this a long-term proposition.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/avic-stovl-work-likely-reflects-military-interest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/avic-stovl-work-likely-reflects-military-interest#comments Defense AW.com Defense Asia Pacific photograph Fri, 22 May 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1307801 at http://aviationweek.com Bradley Perrett/AW&ST Program Execution, Ramp-Up Trump New-Order Talk Ahead Of Paris Air Show http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/program-execution-ramp-trump-new-order-talk-ahead-paris-air-show <div class="field-deck"> Manufacturers focus on program execution, supplier and production issues rather than new orders ahead of air show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Few fireworks are expected at Paris this year, but retrenching and refocusing of products will be highlighted in all arenas—commercial, defense, space and technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/program-execution-ramp-trump-new-order-talk-ahead-paris-air-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/program-execution-ramp-trump-new-order-talk-ahead-paris-air-show#comments Commercial Aviation Defense Space AW.com Paris 2015 Preview Global Fri, 22 May 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1307541 at http://aviationweek.com Dassault The Fortnight In Aerospace And Defense http://aviationweek.com/defense/fortnight-aerospace-and-defense <div class="node-body gallery-body">Our roundup of the top stories in aerospace and defense from the last two weeks.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/fortnight-aerospace-and-defense" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/fortnight-aerospace-and-defense#comments Galleries Business Aviation Commercial Aviation Defense Space Thu, 21 May 2015 15:54:00 +0000 1307651 at http://aviationweek.com A400M Countries Form Monitoring Team, Germany Warns Of Airlift Gap http://aviationweek.com/defense/a400m-countries-form-monitoring-team-germany-warns-airlift-gap <div class="node-body article-body">The team will monitor Airbus plans to bring the project back on track, according to a German defense ministry letter sent to members of parliament and obtained by Aviation Week.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/a400m-countries-form-monitoring-team-germany-warns-airlift-gap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/a400m-countries-form-monitoring-team-germany-warns-airlift-gap#comments Defense Programs Europe Top Story - Home Defense Top Stories Thu, 21 May 2015 08:25:00 +0000 1307281 at http://aviationweek.com Airbus Defense & Space IAF Commander On Iran, Hezbollah http://aviationweek.com/defense/iaf-commander-iran-hezbollah <div class="node-body article-body">IAF Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel worries that the sale of the Russian S-300 air defense system to Iran could provide a sense of immunity. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/iaf-commander-iran-hezbollah" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/iaf-commander-iran-hezbollah#comments Defense AW.com Defense Middle East Thu, 21 May 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1307291 at http://aviationweek.com Israeli Air Force European Defense Ministers Find Consensus On MALE UAV http://aviationweek.com/defense/european-defense-ministers-find-consensus-male-uav <div class="field-deck"> MALE 2020 becomes MALE 2025 as governments give green light for UAV definition study </div> <div class="node-body article-body">After years of false starts, a joint European UAV program looks like it may finally progress.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/european-defense-ministers-find-consensus-male-uav" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/european-defense-ministers-find-consensus-male-uav#comments Defense AW.com Defense Europe Thu, 21 May 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1307271 at http://aviationweek.com Opinion: The End Of History And The Last Manned Fighter? http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-end-history-and-last-manned-fighter <div class="node-body article-body">After nearly 100 years, manned fighters still represent the overwhelming bulk of airpower, but predictions of their irrelevance or obsolescence are still with us. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-end-history-and-last-manned-fighter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-end-history-and-last-manned-fighter#comments Up Front Defense AWST Up Front Global Thu, 21 May 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1306921 at http://aviationweek.com Credit: U.S. Air Force