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Aircraft & Propulsion

Nov 18, 2022
In the run-up to a second captive-carry flight of its Talon hypersonic test vehicle, Stratolaunch says it has begun hot-fire runs of the rocket engine that will power the high-speed testbed on its first Mach 5 flight in early 2023.
Nov 18, 2022
A U.S. Navy depot for the Pratt & Whitney F135 is expected to be activated in April and double the heavy maintenance capacity for the Lockheed Martin F-35’s engine.
Nov 18, 2022
The U.S. Air Force is ready to start testing how it wants pilots of its most advanced fighters to control future loyal-wingman drones, as the service plans an aggressive schedule for fielding the new aircraft.
Nov 18, 2022
Airbus, Rolls-Royce and the UK Royal Air Force say they have performed the first flight of a military aircraft using 100% sustainable aviation fuel.
Nov 18, 2022
The U.S. Navy believes it could align its requirements for an uncrewed collaborative combat aircraft (CCA) with those of the Air Force, potentially paving the way for a joint program.

Space

Nov 22, 2022
The delay has been attributed to “the development of the ground test equipment rather than the ship itself.”
Nov 22, 2022
Turkey’s new UCAV; U.S.-Japan missile defense test; Defense exec foresees supply chain price hikes; Space Force-Blue Origin agreement.
Nov 22, 2022
Startup STELLS Space Corp. plans to launch a mobile recharging station to the Moon by 2025.
Nov 21, 2022
On the eve of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) ministerial council, 21 startup companies are requesting that member states approve a resolution for an open competition every time an institutional payload has to be placed into orbit.
Nov 21, 2022
German space startup Polaris Spaceplanes has performed the first flight of its spaceplane demonstrator built under a contract from the German defense ministry.

Missile Defense & Weapons

Nov 18, 2022
The French Air Force wants to build an initial SEAD/DEAD capability on Rafale by 2030 through the F4 capability upgrade.
Nov 17, 2022
Ukraine Foreign Minster Dmytro Kuleba on Nov. 17 revived calls for the U.S. government to provide Patriot air defense systems.
Nov 17, 2022
How the Pentagon’s rush to field counters to Chinese and Russian hypersonic weapons has been frustrated by compressed testing schedules.
Nov 16, 2022
Turboprop light attack aircraft could be a partial alternative answer to Ukraine’s air-defense needs as the country battles a growing threat of low-cost Iranian-made loitering munitions.
Nov 16, 2022
Representatives of almost 50 nations have pledged to continue helping Ukraine strengthen its air- and defense-missile systems during a Pentagon-led meeting.

Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Nov 02, 2022
Bridger Aerospace is the first customer for Aurora Flight Sciences' Skiron-X .
Nov 01, 2022
New research shows China’s growing capabilities to disrupt military satellite communications.
Oct 31, 2022
Lockheed Martin upgraded a Stalker uncrewed aircraft system during a flight demonstration with new software code that enhanced the processing ability of the onboard sensor to identify and track a target, the company said.
Oct 26, 2022
The service’s experiment has become the Pentagon’s lead JADC2 proving ground, but more work is needed to connect sensors and shooters.
Oct 24, 2022
Expeditionary units could recharge their equipment with laser energy redirected by UAVs.

Supply chain

Nov 04, 2022
The industry is looking to digitalization to offset higher prices and workforce challenges.
Nov 01, 2022
Cameri, which is operated by Leonardo, was built primarily to support production of F-35s for Italy, but the Netherlands also selected the facility for the assembly of its F-35As.
Oct 31, 2022
He stared down Lockheed on the F-35 negotiations, devised a politically-neutral tanker competition and ramped up Pentagon innovation.
Oct 27, 2022
SINGAPORE—Embraer has signed agreements with three South Korean aerospace companies—Aerospace Technology of Global, EM Korea Co. and Kencoa Aerospace…
Oct 26, 2022
After the company's latest results were released, Boeing’s stock price dropped around 9% for the day, bringing its year-to-date total falloff to 36%.

Budget, Policy & Operations

Nov 22, 2022
Turkey’s new UCAV; U.S.-Japan missile defense test; Defense exec foresees supply chain price hikes; Space Force-Blue Origin agreement.
Nov 21, 2022
Boeing has agreed to Indonesia’s financial package to buy F-15s, and the two sides are in advanced stages of negotiations ahead of a political decision by the country’s government to finalize the purchase.
Nov 21, 2022
The CEO of Dassault Aviation appears to be disputing German and Spanish claims that an agreement has been reached around progressing to the next phase of FCAS.
Nov 18, 2022
Airbus, Spain’s Indra and the German government say discussions that will allow the multibillion-euro combat aircraft project to move into the Phase 1B demonstrator period have concluded.
Nov 18, 2022
Norway’s government has asked its military chiefs to refresh the country’s defense plans in light of new regional security threats.