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Oct 21, 2022
An engine blade failure has grounded the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps fleet of Boeing/BAE Systems T-45C Goshawk advanced jet trainers.
Oct 21, 2022
An Israeli industry-led initiative to train Greek fast jet pilots has performed its first training flights.

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Aircraft & Propulsion

Nov 22, 2022
The U.S. Navy has linked a Nov. 15 UAV attack on a Liberian-flagged tanker in the northern Arabian Sea to Iran by collecting evidence of the UAV aboard the ship, identifying it as a Shahed-136.
Nov 21, 2022
Lockheed Martin has rolled out the first F-16 Block 70 jet to emerge from a 3 1/2-year-old assembly line in Greenville, South Carolina. 
Nov 21, 2022
The first prototype of the delta-winged aircraft began taxi trials at Corlu Airport, west of Istanbul, on Nov. 20.  
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.

Space

Nov 28, 2022
SpaceX’s 26th NASA-contracted Dragon cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station autonomously docked with the seven-person orbital laboratory’s U.S. segment Harmony module at 7:39 a.m. EST on Nov. 27.
Nov 26, 2022
NASA’s Artemis I Orion spacecraft successfully executed a second major maneuver using propulsion from the capsule’s European Space Agency-provided service module on Nov. 25.
Nov 23, 2022
The European Space Agency’s ministerial council concluded with a €16.9 billion ($17.2 billion) budget for the coming years, a 17% increase and the highest ever thanks to a broad agreement on most of the proposed programs.
Nov 23, 2022
The Vega-C light launcher is set to perform its first mission for Arianespace, which will see Avio’s upgraded rocket place two Airbus Pleiades satellites into orbit.
Nov 22, 2022
Europe’s three leading countries in space launchers have issued a joint statement that sets the stage for further cooperation on Ariane, Vega and micro-/mini-launcher programs within the framework of the European Space Agency.

Missile Defense & Weapons

Nov 21, 2022
The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff reported that the missile flew for 1,000 km (600 mi.), reaching a maximum speed of Mach 22. 
Nov 18, 2022
A Pentagon official says she doubts Iran’s recent claim to have built a maneuvering hypersonic missile.
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 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.

Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Nov 15, 2022
Boeing has demonstrated autonomous anti-jamming capabilities with the U.S. Space Force’s Protected Tactical Satcom Prototype.
Nov 14, 2022
Turkish officials have confirmed plans to upgrade part of the country’s Lockheed Martin F-16 fleet with a domestically developed active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar.
Nov 02, 2022
Bridger Aerospace is the first customer for Aurora Flight Sciences' Skiron-X .
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 19, 2022
The two companies say they want to integrate and further enhance the Rafael Sky Shield system by combining it with Hensoldt’s domestically developed Kalaetron Attack jammer and then integrate the system on German Eurofighters.

Supply chain

Oct 21, 2022
It is hoped the initiative will support a number of aerospace programs being pursued by India with support from British companies.
Oct 19, 2022
New Woodward Chairman and CEO Chip Blankenship is quickly making his mark on the aerospace and defense supplier, announcing a reorganization Oct. 19 that consolidates the company’s business groups and brings fresh leadership inside its aerospace and industrial divisions.
Oct 14, 2022
“We are seeing an increased demand and opportunity to replace legacy aircraft components with thermoplastics,” a Collins executive says.
Oct 10, 2022
Deliveries were halted after the discovery of a Chinese supplier at a low level of the supply chain, but a waiver has now been granted that applies to those F-35s awaiting delivery.
Oct 07, 2022
The fuselage for the Hungarian Air Force’s first KC-390 transport aircraft is complete and awaiting fitment of the wings.

Budget, Policy & Operations

Nov 29, 2022
A senior Airbus UK official says the UK Royal Air Force’s A400M airlifters are now delivering on target availability after months of questions about whether the turboprop airlifter would be ready to take on the missions of the RAF’s Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules fleet.
Nov 26, 2022
NASA’s Artemis I Orion spacecraft successfully executed a second major maneuver using propulsion from the capsule’s European Space Agency-provided service module on Nov. 25.
Nov 23, 2022
The Pentagon will send Ukraine additional munitions for advanced surface-to-air missile systems, along with more High-speed Anti-Radiation Missiles and guns for downing unmanned aircraft systems.
Nov 23, 2022
Ukrainian personnel have been trained on the Sea King through a six-week course with the Royal Navy.
Nov 23, 2022
It is the Royal Australian Air Force’s longest overseas deployment of the F-35A since its deliveries began in 2018.