Former Air Force acquisition chief Will Roper shares some of his memories about the former Defense Secretary, who knew science, technology and the politics of the Pentagon to tackle its toughest challenges.
On Oct. 14, eight renovated galleries of the museum in Washington, D.C., will reopen to the public. Chris Browne, the museum’s John and Adrienne Mars director, reveals hints about some of the new installations and his favorite artifacts.
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.
Program managers are in the middle of the maelstrom, wrestling with issues many have never dealt with in their careers. Aviation Week editors discuss what they heard at the 2022 Program Excellence Evaluation Team meeting in August.
South Korea’s aspirations for building an aerospace and defense industry are gaining validation, with Poland’s announced intent to buy FA-50 light combat aircraft and the first flight of Korea Aerospace Industries’ KF-21 fighter.
The war in Ukraine is revealing the vulnerability of attack helicopters to man-portable air-defense systems. Defense analyst Sash Tusa joins Aviation Week editors to discuss options that the U.S. Army will consider at its EDGE 22 exercise, how manufacturers could protect future rotorcraft and whether those ideas make sense.
Aviation Week editors provide context and insights into Finland’s decision to buy the F-35, the UAE’s deal for 80 Rafales and Canada’s looming fighter decision and look ahead at what’s next for the market.
This week in Dubai, the aerospace industry met at an international air show for the first time since Singapore 2020. Aviation Week Network editors discuss their impressions, the news and trends emerging from what turned out to be a surprisingly buoyant event.
As the Dubai Airshow is seeing a resuscitation of giant orders, our commercial aviation experts are discussing the development of new freighters and regional aircraft upgrades against a backdrop of ramping-up production.