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Jul 23, 2021
U.S. Army official calls on industry for FARA lobbying, UK finalizes Protector order, hydrogen has potential for eVTOL propulsion, Ad Astra striving…
Jul 21, 2021
TsAGI reveals supersonic commercial aircraft demonstrator, Russia presents Checkmate, Turkish industry unveils supersonic UCAV concept, propulsion…

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Aircraft & Propulsion

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.

Space

Jul 26, 2021
With nearly $1.8 million in private donations, a pair of Harvard University scientists has unveiled a project to use civilian science observatories and instruments to scout for unidentified aerial phenomena in Earth’s skies and beyond.
Jul 26, 2021
Fresh off Blue Origin’s first human spaceflight, founder Jeff Bezos is offering to cut his company’s fee for a human lunar landing demonstration mission dramatically and add—at company expense—an orbital flight test.
Jul 26, 2021
Russia’s near two-decade-old Pirs docking compartment and airlock left the International Space Station (ISS) in the grasp of the Progress MS-16 cargo capsule early July 26.
Jul 22, 2021
The same day Blue Origin made its first human spaceflight, sending four passengers into suborbital space, the Federal Aviation Administration issued new FAA Commercial Space Astronaut Wings eligibility requirements.
Jul 22, 2021
Ad Astra Rocket Co. has reached another milestone in its long-running quest to develop an electric propulsion capability to hasten the human exploration of Mars and other space activities.

Missile Defense & Weapons

Jul 26, 2021
A new think-tank formally introduced on July 26 by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) will seek to bring industry’s voice to help…
Jul 25, 2021
“Based on initial observations, one target was successfully intercepted. At this time, we cannot confirm the second target was destroyed,” MDA said. 
Jul 20, 2021
France and the UK will continue to collaborate on research and development for future missile technology through a renewed agreement with missile manufacturer MBDA.
Jul 20, 2021
Korean Air and Seoul National University have been commissioned by the Republic of Korea Air Force to explore using the Boeing 747-400 passenger aircraft for an air launch system, similar to Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne.
Jul 15, 2021
A Lockheed Martin F-35 has teamed up a second time with the same company’s PAC-3 missile to shoot down a surrogate cruise missile during a mid-July…

Sensors & Electronic Warfare

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 22, 2021
Shield AI has acquired the small company that created an artificial intelligence agent that won DARPA’s AlphaDogfight trials last year. 
Jul 16, 2021
The U.S. Air Force has performed an inflight, beyond-line-of-sight update to the Lockheed Martin F-16’s electronic warfare (EW) software, showing off…
Jul 15, 2021
The age of space tourism may have only just begun, with Virgin Galactic’s passenger flight last weekend.
Jul 15, 2021
In its latest defense white paper, the Japanese defense ministry names China as its main security threat and for the first time includes the stability of Taiwan in the annual report. 

Supply chain

Jul 20, 2021
Bell has begun assembling the first UH-1Y Venom utility helicopters for the type's first export customer.
Jun 14, 2021
The OEM is hoping that by proving its ability to produce H175 components normally supplied by Chinese industry within Europe, it could comfortably propose a military version—called H175M—to meet the UK’s upcoming New Medium Helicopter (NMH) need. 
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.

Budget, Policy & Operations

Jul 26, 2021
The charge arose during a government-led review of the classified program in May, Lockheed’s chief financial officer told analysts during a teleconference.
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
The U.S. Army’s program manager on July 22 called on industry to increase their lobbying to Congress in support of the Future Armed Reconnaissance…
Jul 21, 2021
Riding a wave of military modernization programs in the Asia-Pacific region, Boeing says it is seeing potential for new rotary-wing orders and upgrades, especially for AH-64 Apaches and CH-47 Chinooks.