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Nov 17, 2023
The Indonesian Air Force says four people died when two of its Embraer A-29 Super Tucano counterinsurgency aircraft crashed into a mountainside.
Nov 15, 2023
Boeing plans to release a strategy soon for adapting the T-7A for new missions after the trainer jet enters full-rate production.

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Aircraft & Propulsion

Feb 22, 2024
British defense ministers have outlined plans to accelerate the provision of uncrewed systems across all four branches of the UK’s armed services.
Feb 22, 2024
SINGAPORE—Potential customers are curious about the improvements included in the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk modernization program.
Feb 22, 2024
Ukraine will begin receiving F-16 combat aircraft this summer, the Danish government has announced.
Feb 22, 2024
Singaporean defense firm ST Engineering has signed deals to provide support for the Airbus C295 and Embraer C-390 transports.
Feb 22, 2024
JetZero says it is poised to begin flight tests of a subscale version of its full-scale blended wing body multirole demonstrator in the next few weeks.


Feb 22, 2024
FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) faces long-running challenges in addressing safety concerns for human commercial spaceflight passengers.
Feb 22, 2024
After reentering the atmosphere and deploying its parachute, Varda Space Industries’ space capsule touched down at the Utah Test and Training Range on Feb. 21.
Feb 22, 2024
The Indian government on Feb. 21 eased its space sector’s foreign direct investment (FDI) restrictions.
Feb 22, 2024
The U.S. Space Force has taken its Victus Nox satellite out of orbit less than five months after it demonstrated the tactically responsive space launch mission.
Feb 21, 2024
Since the start of continuous staffing of the ISS by astronauts in November 2000, more than 3,000 science experiments and technology demonstrations have been logged.

Missile Defense & Weapons

Feb 14, 2024
The U.S. AFRL has decided to wind down its ambitious air-breathing hypersonic Mayhem development program, citing insufficient operational demand.
Feb 14, 2024
France’s defense materiel agency DGA placed orders totaling €20.3 billion ($22 billion) during 2023, the highest level of spending in 15 years.
Feb 14, 2024
The preliminary findings suggest a second member of Russia’s hypersonic arsenal has been employed against Ukraine, following strikes by the Khinzal missiles.
Feb 13, 2024
NATO is looking to adopt near-term, cheaper options to protect against one-way attack drones.
Feb 06, 2024
The requirements for the Multi-mission Affordable Capacity Effector (MACE) missile call for a small, cheap alternative to an advanced cruise missile.

Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Jan 26, 2024
The AESA radar would be able to generate synthetic aperture radar maps and “Cat 1” targeting data.
Jan 18, 2024
The passive, long-range sensor is being added to the Brazilian Air Force inventory through the Gripen acquisition program.
Dec 14, 2023
The Defense Department has agreed to re-analyze the force structure plans for the Special Operations Command’s Armed Overwatch program, but not slow orders.
Dec 14, 2023
The Royal Malaysian Air Force has finalized a contract with Thales to acquire a Ground Master GM400α radar as the air arm continues its modernization effort.
Dec 11, 2023
The $280 billion largesse of the CHIPS and Science Act has started filtering down to the industrial centers supplying parts to Pentagon programs.

Supply chain

Feb 14, 2024
Parsons Corp.’s revenue and net income both increased by double digits in the fourth quarter thanks to strong demand for its product portfolio.
Feb 13, 2024
The supply chain feeding RTX is “broadly” stabilizing and improving, the company’s chief financial officer says.
Feb 08, 2024
TransDigm Group’s (TDG) sales and net income both rose briskly in the first quarter of fiscal 2024.
Feb 02, 2024
AEI said Jan. 30 it plans to renovate the facility to serve as an aerospace center of excellence anchored in The Shoals area of Cheorkee, Alabama.
Feb 02, 2024
Private equity firm Arlington Capital Partners is launching a new pure play structures supplier.

Budget, Policy & Operations

Feb 20, 2024
NATO and European nations are stepping up deliveries of lethal aid to Ukraine amid fears that Russia could take advantage of Ukrainian shortages of ammunition.
Feb 19, 2024
The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) will get a new chief on March 22 as Maj. Gen. Kelvin Khong passes the baton to Brig. Gen. Kelvin Fan.
Feb 19, 2024
Despite the constraints on capital and R&D budgets, there are signs that the Indian Defense Ministry is trying to prioritize modernization spending.
Feb 18, 2024
As the budget was announced, the head of the Republic of Singapore Air Force shared his priorities ahead of Singapore Airshow 2024.
Feb 16, 2024
Washington has recently determined how Russia will attempt to field a new ASAT capability that analysts have been secretly tracking for several years.