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May 12, 2021
The Australia Department of Defense has revealed plans to upgrade its Aegis-equipped, Hobart-class Air Warfare Destroyer and is also preparing to introduce its new Gulfstream MC-55A Peregrine long-range intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and electronic warfare aircraft.
May 11, 2021
Korea Aviation Engineering & Maintenance Service (KAEMS) has signed an MoU with Airbus Defense and Space as it positions itself to support the Republic of Korea Air Force’s Airbus CN-235 transport aircraft maintenance and future upgrade requirements.

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Aircraft & Propulsion

May 12, 2021
Over the last four months, the U.S. Air Force’s aging C-5M Super Galaxy daily flight rate hovered around 20%, according to exclusive data provided to Aerospace DAILY.
May 12, 2021
Lift Aircraft has completed its first six production Hexa single-person multicopters, including an aircraft delivered to the U.S. Air Force for flight testing.
May 12, 2021
The U.S. Space Force recently declassified a new developmental program, the Ground Moving Target Indicator space-based system, envisioned to replace a portion of the aging E-8C Joint Surveillance and Attack Radar System’s sensing capability.
May 12, 2021
Korea Aerospace Industries' concept for a future indigenous airlifter and its proposed capabilities have been leaked online.
May 12, 2021
The UK Ministry of Defense is calling on industry to provide a novel solution to the future provision of airborne early warning for the Royal Navy. 

Space

May 12, 2021
The U.S. Space Force intends to establish a commercial solutions office at Space Systems Command to better leverage industry’s work in satellite communications and tactical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
May 12, 2021
The U.S. Space Force released three requests for prototype proposals to industry, laying the groundwork for a competition for the next set of national security space launches.
May 12, 2021
Rocket Lab is poised to conduct the first of two additional tests of Electron launch vehicles specially modified for reusability which, if successful, could pave the way for the first mid-air recovery of a booster for re-use as early as next year.
May 11, 2021
This week is to mark the final ground-based, clean-room deployment of the James Webb Space Telescope’s primary mirror as the observatory is prepared for an ocean voyage from Northrop Grumman facilities in California to its launch site in French Guiana for a planned Oct. 31 liftoff.
May 11, 2021
As he settles into his new job as NASA administrator, former Florida Sen. Bill Nelson took an early step into the agency’s international arena, with a stern warning to China—and any other country or entity—that flies rockets without the means to control them, such as what happened with China’s most recent Long March 5B booster.

Missile Defense & Weapons

May 12, 2021
A Lockheed Martin Precision Strike Missile (PRSM) has completed a 400-km flight demonstration, the longest yet by the ground-launched tactical…
May 12, 2021
Eight Israeli Air Force (IAF) F-35Is joined a strike package of 80 Israeli fighters in strikes on hundreds of sites in Gaza on May 11.
May 11, 2021
A crew at the 53rd Wing on Eglin AFB, Florida, loaded five of the 2,150-lb. cruise missiles on an F-15E, with a JASSM on each wing and aft conformal fuel tank station, as well as another on the belly hard point.
May 07, 2021
The Northrop Grumman Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile - Extended Range is on track to stage the first live fire test from a Boeing F/A-18E/F this spring.
May 05, 2021
The cause of the ground abort minutes or hours before the planned launch on May 5 remains under investigation.

Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Apr 30, 2021
The U.S. State Department has approved a Foreign Military Sales package worth an estimated $2.42 billion for six Boeing P-8I aircraft for the Indian Navy.
Apr 30, 2021
The first quarter of 2021 for L3Harris Technologies turned out as good as departing CEO Bill Brown could hope for in his last report.
Apr 30, 2021
A slew of major U.S. defense acquisition programs have been found to not be survivable against relevant cyber threats, the Pentagon’s operational test community says.
Apr 30, 2021
Raytheon Technologies has confirmed that the U.S. Marine Corps’ fleet of aging Boeing F/A-18C/Ds will become the first U.S.-operated fighter to carry…
Apr 28, 2021
Leonardo is taking a 25% stake in German defense electronics company Hensoldt in a €600 million ($725 million) transaction.

Supply chain

Apr 28, 2021
A recent internal study shows more than nine out of 10 repairs performed by the defense industry on U.S. Air Force aircraft are by a sole-source vendor, the service’s top logistics official said on April 28.
Apr 19, 2021
Private equity investor Madison Dearborn Partners has bought aerospace and defense supplier Arch Precision Components from the Jordan Co. for an undisclosed amount, the companies announced April 19.
Apr 14, 2021
Ahead of a draft solicitation for Space Development Agency satellites, the Pentagon wants to ensure the interoperability of the products.
Apr 07, 2021
The U.S. Air Force has selected Collins Aerospace to design a new wheel and carbon brake system for the B-52 as part of the aircraft’s life extension program.
Apr 01, 2021
Area-I’s offerings include its Altius UAV, whose current customers include the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Special Operations Command and NASA.

Budget, Policy & Operations

May 12, 2021
House Armed Services Committee Vice Chairman Anthony Brown (D-Md.) said he believes the fiscal 2022 defense policy bill will not pass the full House until after the August recess.
May 10, 2021
The UK Royal Air Force is looking to deploy its Eurofighter Typhoons as well as the Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) Voyager to Southeast Asia in October to participate in a milestone edition of Exercise Bersama Lima.
May 07, 2021
In a long-running drama, the U.S. Air Force and Congress have been at odds over which aircraft to retire and which ones to keep. Though the Biden administration has yet to release its budget, the Air Force’s hit list already includes the KC-10 and KC-135 tankers as well as the RQ-4 Global Hawk UAV.
May 07, 2021
The leader of the U.S. House committee in charge of defense spending wants the Pentagon to move faster to appoint an executive in charge of space acquisition, but the Air Force is suggesting that Congress could play a role in speeding up the process.
May 06, 2021
The first U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers returned to flight operations on May 3 after a safety stand-down, Air Force Global Strike Command said on May 6.