Light Attack & Advanced Training

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Oct 21, 2021
In an echo of a proposed new U.S. Air Force acquisition program, the U.S. Navy is also now interested in buying a new fleet of advanced training jets to give frontline fighter pilots more training opportunities in a cheaper aircraft.
Oct 19, 2021
The propeller-driven trainer and light-attack aircraft is designed to replace South Korea's KT-1.

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Aircraft & Propulsion

Oct 22, 2021
Korea Aerospace Industries has unveiled plans to develop commercial and military versions of an electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing vehicle, in passenger and unmanned cargo variants.
Oct 21, 2021
Norway is set to become the first operator of the F-35 that is entirely reliant on the fifth-generation combat aircraft when it phases out the F-16 in 2022.
Oct 21, 2021
Boeing and Sikorsky are competing for the South Korean Army’s Heavy-Lift Utility Helicopter-II program, pitching their CH-47F Chinook and CH-53K King Stallion, respectively.
Oct 20, 2021
The U.S. Air Force has deployed its B-1B Lancer to both the Pacific and Europe simultaneously, a message that the service has growing confidence in the health of a fleet that faced readiness struggles and has seen heavy cuts within the past year.
Oct 20, 2021
Turkish Aerospace Industries’ Aksungur twin-engine, medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft system has entered service with the Turkish navy, the first customer for the platform.

Space

Oct 22, 2021
Russia’s Progress MS-17 cargo capsule carried out a successful autonomous redocking with the International Space Station’s Russian segment Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module early Oct. 22 to complete a nearly 29-hr. relocation to set up Nauka propellant line leak checks.
Oct 21, 2021
The successful mission of a Russian movie crew to the International Space Station (ISS) Oct. 5-16 suggests the state space corporation Roscosmos is poised to resume a space tourism program. But despite the busy delivery schedule at the end of 2021, new space travelers are likely to fly Russian ships no earlier than 2023.
Oct 21, 2021
Ahead of NASA’s selection of up to four proposals to support development of commercial space stations, a team led by Nanoracks unveiled plans on Oct. 21 for a four-person outpost called Starlab, with initial operational capability expected by 2027.
Oct 21, 2021
The French ministry of armed forces is poised to improve its military communications with the upcoming launch of the Syracuse 4A satellite.
Oct 21, 2021
The U.S. Space Force has taken the next step to create a "deterrence layer" of orbital space vehicles that will keep track of enemy spacecraft.

Missile Defense & Weapons

Oct 21, 2021
The failed test is one of a series of over the past year marring the Pentagon’s portfolio of boost-gliding and air-breathing hypersonic weapons.
Oct 21, 2021
The U.S. Navy has announced the completion of successful tests of “advanced hypersonic technologies” on three sounding rockets launched from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia, on Oct. 20.
Oct 21, 2021
South Korean defense prime contractors Hanwha and LIG Nex1 are competing to provide candidates for the country’s "Korean Iron Dome" project. This is as North Korea fired a new family of submarine-launched ballistic missiles.
Oct 19, 2021
The U.S. Defense Department has announced plans to apply modular open systems approach standards on an emerging class of directed energy weapon systems. 
Oct 13, 2021
The Pentagon’s head of research and engineering wants hypersonics programs to become cheaper and show tangible successes in tests to convince doubters in the Pentagon that the weapons will be effective.

Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Oct 19, 2021
The U.S. Air Force plans to look into how much work it will take to convert Australia’s E-7A Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft into a U.S. Defense Department-compliant platform.
Oct 19, 2021
Three industry teams have been selected to compete for the next signals intelligence sensor being developed for the U.S. Air Force’s high-altitude aircraft fleet.
Oct 19, 2021
South Korea’s DAPA defense acquisition agency has confirmed that its airborne early warning program, known as E-X Batch 2, has grown from two to four aircraft, but the agency is “struggling” in its negotiations with Boeing over its proposal due to its unexpectedly high cost.
Oct 18, 2021
Germany’s Hensoldt is hoping to bring an active-electronically-scanned array electronic attack pod to market for use on fast jets by early 2023. 
Oct 07, 2021
The Affordable Multi-Beam Radar (AMBeR) adds another sensor option for the 165-lb. Integrator tactical unmanned aircraft system

Supply chain

Oct 13, 2021
Liberty Hall Capital Partners sold the Vancouver, Washington-based supplier to Arcline Investment Management, the parties announced late Oct. 12.
Sep 30, 2021
The Pentagon is seeking industry’s input on supply chain issues in four key areas ranging from weapons capabilities to manufacturing, as well as the health of the defense industrial base, according to a Federal Register notice.
Sep 28, 2021
Aerospace and defense electronics specialist Mercury Systems, which is rejiggering its operations after a string of bolt-on acquisitions, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Avalex Technologies.
Sep 22, 2021
Boeing will build a final assembly facility for the Airpower Teaming System (ATS) in the state of Queensland, Australia, to begin serial production of the autonomous unmanned aircraft.
Sep 20, 2021
Paris has recalled its ambassadors from Australia and the U.S. and canceled defense talks with the UK following Canberra’s decision to halt a multi-billion euro submarine procurement from France in favor of a nuclear submarine buy with the U.S. and UK. 

Budget, Policy & Operations

Oct 22, 2021
More NATO members have joined alliance efforts to develop new-generation ground-based air defense systems. 
Oct 21, 2021
The fiscal 2023 budget process will drive discussions on opening up weapons negotiations with Russia and China, with a specific goal of more transparency to avoid miscalculation, the head of the House Armed Services Committee said Oct. 21.
Oct 21, 2021
Climate change will harm military readiness at home through extreme weather events as climate-related stressors create further instability, possibly leading to additional conflicts, multiple U.S. governmental agencies claim in reports released Oct. 21.
Oct 21, 2021
NATO will make “significant improvements” to air and missile defenses as part of an overall plan aimed at deterring Russia, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Oct. 21.
Oct 20, 2021
NATO’s defense ministers are meeting in person for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in Brussels, where they will announce a new fund to develop disruptive technologies and attempt to exert more pressure on Russia after Moscow severed its diplomatic ties with the organization.