Multi-Mission Aircraft

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Apr 19, 2022
The Brazilian Air Force has acquired a pair of Airbus A330-200 airliners with the aim of converting them into multi-role tanker transport aircraft.
Apr 18, 2022
The first elements of a Manned-Unmanned Teaming capability could be added to the Lockheed Martin F-35 during the ongoing F-35 Block 4 modernization…

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Aircraft & Propulsion

May 12, 2022
After its KA-SAT satellite internet service in Europe was disrupted on Feb. 24 by an alleged cyberattack from Russia, Viasat shared details of the attack with industry competitors via the U.S. Space Force’s Commercial Integration Cell. 
May 12, 2022
Turkish Aerospace’s Anka medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned air system will be produced in Kazakhstan under a new arrangement between the OEM and industry in the Central Asian country.
May 12, 2022
Hypersonic aircraft and propulsion system developer Hermeus has received a boost from Raytheon Technologies, which has announced a strategic investment in the company through its recently established corporate venture capital group, RTX Ventures.
May 12, 2022
A Thales system will replace the helmet mounted display on all Lockheed Martin F-16s flown by Air National Guard and Reserve pilots, the company says. 
May 12, 2022
General Electric’s T901 turboshaft, the powerplant for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA), is performing well in early tests and is on track to be delivered in November to Bell and Sikorsky, the two FARA competitors.

Space

May 13, 2022
Virgin Orbit, the newly public satellite launch provider, saw revenue halve and its net loss double in the first quarter of 2022. 
May 12, 2022
An international team of astronomers has directly imaged for the first time the telltale ring of gas surrounding the black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy, some 27,000 light years from Earth.
May 12, 2022
Fresh off the success of the first U.S. private astronaut mission to the International Space Station, Axiom Space has broken ground on a headquarters campus at Houston Spaceport to support work on the first U.S. commercially developed and operated space station.
May 11, 2022
Several lawmakers are continuing to raise concerns about the decision to base U.S. Space Command’s headquarters in Alabama even after the Defense Department Inspector General on May 10 issued its findings that the Air Force’s choice was reasonable.
May 11, 2022
Less than a week after their safe return to Earth, NASA’s four SpaceX Crew-3 astronauts offered a positive assessment of a growing workload aboard the International Space Station and the level of mutual trust and camaraderie among the astronauts and cosmonauts who serve despite Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine.

Missile Defense & Weapons

May 13, 2022
U.S. Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall told lawmakers May 13 that current U.S. hypersonic weapon systems lack the capability to engage moving targets, which would be critical if the weapons were to be effective in Air Force operations.
May 11, 2022
The U.S. Army recently wrapped up more than two weeks of testing high-powered microwave systems to down small drones, with one of three entrants fully meeting the test’s goals and another showing promise.
May 11, 2022
Despite increased interest in hypersonic systems on Capitol Hill—with some lawmakers looking to increase funding for individual efforts—the U.S. Navy is not looking to accelerate its Conventional Prompt Strike weapon because of continued delays in upgrades for its new attack submarines.
May 11, 2022
A range-boosting combined cycle propulsion system and a seeker for moving targets have been tested for an anti-ship version of the Lockheed Martin Precision Strike Missile, U.S. Army officials say.
May 06, 2022
Ukrainian troops are finalizing their training to become the first operators of a previously undisclosed U.S. Air Force-developed loitering munition, and the Pentagon said May 6 it came out of the service’s secretive office that handles rapid development of special mission aircraft.

Sensors & Electronic Warfare

May 10, 2022
A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet has flown with a pre-production version of the Raytheon APG-79(V)4 radar, the company says.
May 10, 2022
The U.S. government’s delayed spending measure for the current fiscal year led to a surprising swing in fortunes for military radar and legacy avionic supplier Rada Electronics Industries, with the Israeli company’s net loss for the first quarter of 2022 disappointing shareholders.
May 06, 2022
France has ordered an additional 21 Talios optronic targeting pods for its fleet of Dassault Rafale fighters. 
May 05, 2022
A $1.404 billion plan to acquire a 75-aircraft Armed Overwatch fleet for U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) will kick off with a contract award in July and finish with the last aircraft delivery by the end of fiscal 2027, budget documents show.
May 05, 2022
The U.S. Army has deployed a second jet-based technology demonstrator to perform operational missions in the Indo-Pacific Command while gathering data and lessons for a future acquisition program.

Supply chain

May 04, 2022
Two years after forming from its predecessor companies, Super Tier 1 aerospace supplier and large defense prime Raytheon Technologies has opened a corporate ventures office to make small venture-capital-style investments.
Apr 14, 2022
Indonesian defense prime PT Pindad and Safran are discussing potential local assembly of the AASM air-to-ground modular weapon that will equip the Southeast Asian country’s future Dassault Rafale fleet.
Apr 07, 2022
Major European consulting firm AlixPartners has struck a strategic deal with Cypress International, a Washington, D.C.-based boutique adviser, as AlixPartners looks to increase U.S. federal and military-related council.
Mar 31, 2022
Triumph Group, which will soon cap a yearslong consolidation and exit of most of its aerostructures work, on March 31 announced it will launch a new corporate identity and it has reshuffled its leadership ranks, including departures.
Mar 30, 2022
U.S. prime defense technology provider L3Harris Technologies and Silicon Valley venture capital firm Shield Capital announced a partnership March 29 to invest in emerging defense and commercial technology startups.

Budget, Policy & Operations

May 13, 2022
Sweden would be safer under NATO’s security umbrella, but the country would be at risk of a Russian backlash during the application process, a government report suggests. 
May 12, 2022
Norway is eyeing additional increases in defense spending in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
May 12, 2022
Finland’s prime minister and president have together said the Nordic country “must apply” for NATO membership “as a matter of urgency” to strengthen the country’s security. 
May 11, 2022
Several lawmakers are continuing to raise concerns about the decision to base U.S. Space Command’s headquarters in Alabama even after the Defense Department Inspector General on May 10 issued its findings that the Air Force’s choice was reasonable.
May 11, 2022
The U.S. Navy already appears to be wavering on its plan to divest five squadrons of Boeing EA-18G electronic attack jets over the next three years, with the squadrons remaining in demand and a lack of capacity in carrier-based units to pick up the slack.