Defense

Essential news and analysis on the defense aerospace business. Your trusted source for new and ongoing programs and requirements in military aircraft (manned and unmanned), engines, avionics, weapons and associated systems, including ground-based air defense.

March 20, 2017, 7:30 AM

Reprieve Likely for U-2 Dragon Lady

The U.S. Air Force will postpone plans to retire the high-flying recce jet in 2019-20.

Read More
The CH-53K “King Stallion,” one of the first all-digitally designed helicopters, was assembled inside a 3-D virtual reality lab at Sikorsky’s headquarters before any metal was cut or composites were laid out.
Jul 11, 2014 - 7:15 AM
Operational service of the mostly composite helicopter, which has been dubbed the “King Stallion,” is expected in 2019.
Jul 11, 2014 - 7:13 AM
The RAF’s Voyager fleet has been cleared for protected air transport operations with the defensive aids suite, allowing the aircraft to operate into theater. Voyager operations to Afghanistan began just before Christmas 2013.
Jul 11, 2014 - 7:00 AM
Soon several countries will be operating the Airbus A330-based MRTT tanker aircraft, with more orders expected from around the world.
To mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings this year, the RAF painted on a Eurofighter Typhoon the invasion stripes that were used to distinguish allied aircraft in 1944.
Jul 11, 2014 - 6:30 AM
Eurofighter has moved up a gear, but there is more to come that should enhance its export potential further.
Jul 10, 2014 - 2:26 PM
Royal International Air Tattoo organizers no longer expect the aircraft to make an appearance.
Jul 10, 2014 - 7:28 AM
New engines and avionics are among the upgrades planned for the Super Lynxes.
Jul 9, 2014 - 1:10 PM
The trials marked the first seeker-guided launches for MBDA's common anti-air modular missile.
MBDA Meteor BVRAAM fired from Saab Gripen
Jul 8, 2014 - 10:06 AM
The beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile will be flying on Swedish air force Gripens next year.