Defense Aircraft & Propulsion

Oct 03, 2022
A program aimed at identifying cost savings inadvertently led to a major performance improvement for the Lockheed Martin stealth fighter.
Sep 30, 2022
The U.S. military services are looking for a range of autonomous aircraft—from expensive high-end aircraft to less costly lower end systems. Aviation Week editors discuss what industry is offering, particularly for mid-range attritable systems, and some of the complications involved with cultivating the new technology.
Sep 29, 2022
Iranian loitering munitions and drones may be filling in for Russian combat aircraft and guided missiles in Moscow’s war against Ukraine.
Sep 23, 2022
U.S. defense industry embraces flexibility and diversity in aircraft design for a future fleet of proposed Collaborative Combat Aircraft.
Sep 23, 2022
Air Mobility Command decides it can longer wait and “play chicken” with Boeing.
Oct 05, 2022
A South Korean lawmaker says that the Republic of Korea Air Force's Lockheed Martin F-35As were classified as “operationally unready” on 234 times over an 18-month period ending in June.
Oct 04, 2022
The Korean Aerospace Industries KF-21 Boramae multirole fighter is performing well in initial flight tests and matching handling qualities predicted by modeling simulations, the Republic of Korea Air Force evaluation team says.
Oct 03, 2022
The U.S. Army on Sept. 30 awarded Boeing a $63 million firm-fixed-price contract for two more CH-47F Block II Chinook helicopters.
Oct 03, 2022
Sabena says that half of the French military helicopter fleet will now benefit from its services.
Sep 30, 2022
The French defense budget will rise to €43.9 billion, the sixth consecutive annual increase.
Sep 29, 2022
Croatia’s Ministry of the Interior has become the first European customer for the Subaru Bell 412EPX helicopter.
Sep 29, 2022
Swiss air ambulance operator Swiss Air Rescue-Rega has canceled an order for an advanced variant of Leonardo’s AW169 rotorcraft after the OEM declared it could not develop the aircraft to agreed specifications.
Sep 29, 2022
Czech helicopter crews have begun training flights on Bell UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters in preparation for first deliveries in 2023.