Defense Aircraft & Propulsion

Jul 23, 2021
Sukhoi rolled out the model of a new fighter aircraft during the MAKS show in Russia targeting the export market. Aviation Week editors discuss the design and its prospects in a crowded market.
Jul 23, 2021
Greece’s new Rafales; Army Starts FLRAA competition; Indonesia buys T-50s; and the U.S. Air Force rationale for Global Hawk retirement.
Jul 22, 2021
In a global market awash in fighter options, Russia thinks it’s delivered an elusive winner.
Jul 21, 2021
UK advances drone swarms and combat cloud capabilities to enhance networked warfare.
Jul 20, 2021
Sustainable aviation fuel, synthetic training and electric aircraft form the RAF’s road map for a more ecological defense future.
Jul 26, 2021
FORT RUCKER, Alabama—Two decades of counter-insurgency (COIN) operations have reshaped the U.S. Army’s aviation branch organizationally and…
Jul 23, 2021
Lockheed Martin’s proposed acquisition of Aerojet Rocketdyne has prompted a new inquiry by U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren about the effectiveness of behavioral remedies in aerospace and defense industry supply chains.
Jul 23, 2021
“The Army is at a decision point with what they want to do for the Gray Eagle,” said Col. Scott Anderson, the Army’s program manager for unmanned aircraft systems.
Jul 23, 2021
The U.S. Army could buy up to eight Future Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems in fiscal 2023, two years early, Col. Scott Anderson said on July 23. 
Jul 23, 2021
After a highly anticipated Boeing F-15J upgrade project was halted and Lockheed Martin was chosen for the Japanese F-X next-generation fighter, Boeing is now in a holding pattern ready to support Japanese fighter programs.
Jul 23, 2021
The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee has passed a bill that would temporarily block the U.S. Air Force from its effort to develop a so-called “Bridge Tanker.”
Jul 22, 2021
A video released on July 22 by the contender for the U.S. Army’s Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) shows the SB-1 lifting to a hover an external load that the Sikorsky-Boeing described as 5,300 lb.
Jul 22, 2021
Bristow Helicopters, the provider of the UK’s Search and Rescue helicopter service, is set to operate a rotary-wing unmanned air system for SAR duties this summer.