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Aircraft & Propulsion

Dec 08, 2021
The Philippine government has cleared the funds for its armed forces to acquire as many as 32 Sikorsky/ PZL Mielec S-70i Black Hawks, just as Manila completes the delivery of its sixteenth Black Hawk. 
Dec 08, 2021
A 13-year-old process finally concludes in 2022 with the contract award for the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft.
Dec 07, 2021
A lingering problem with the F-35’s high-tech helmet obscuring the pilot’s vision has prompted U.S. Air Force investigators to call for adjustments to the system, while the service is not following the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps’ effort to retrofit a fix to the “green glow” issue.
Dec 07, 2021
The FAA has issued Sikorsky a type certification for its Black Hawk helicopter, for the first time enabling civil and commercial customers to buy new-build aircraft, designated the S-70M, direct from the manufacturer.
Dec 06, 2021
The F-35 Joint Program Office is hoping to pick up the pace of deploying its new logistics system in 2022 and take other steps to improve the deployability of the aircraft such as reducing the size of spare packages the jets need.

Space

Dec 06, 2021
NASA said it intends to issue a sole-source modification to SpaceX’s Commercial Crew Transportation Capabilities contract that would enable the agency to purchase up to three more crew flights to the International Space Station.
Dec 06, 2021
After reaching orbit on its fourth try from Alaska, startup Astra Space will debut commercial launch services from Florida beginning in January.
Dec 06, 2021
Intuitive Machines (IM) has begun construction of a $40 million, 115,000-sq.-ft. lunar production and operations center at the Houston Spaceport to support plans to establish an annual cadence of commercial missions to the lunar surface.
Dec 06, 2021
The agreement will see South Africa use China’s Beidou Navigation Satellite System for geophysics, space science, geodetic surveys and other research.
Dec 06, 2021
Using a twin model of the flight rover, engineers are preparing for a post-landing egress test.

Missile Defense & Weapons

Dec 02, 2021
A demonstration of Raytheon’s thruster valve and nozzle will inform final design of Aerojet Rocketdyne DACS for the MDA’s future NGI.
Dec 02, 2021
The four-nation Eurodrone has been designed to allow capability growth as nations eye new missions for the MALE UAS.
Nov 30, 2021
General Atomics targets completion of testing of UK’s new Protector UAS by end of 2022.
Nov 30, 2021
Three governments have already approved funding the multibillion-euro development.
Nov 30, 2021
A top Global Strike Command official endorsed call for new “midrange” missiles deliverable by stealthy bomber at varying distances.

Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Nov 09, 2021
Collins Aerospace has demonstrated a directional communication system for small unmanned aircraft systems under a DARPA program.
Nov 08, 2021
Airbus has teamed with Northrop Grumman as part of a seven-strong industrial team to answer NATO’s call for its Alliance Future Surveillance and Control program.
Nov 05, 2021
A discussion with Lux Capital Co-Founder Josh Wolfe and Partner Bilal Zuberi about where the venture capital investment company is placing its bets and how it pinpoints successful new aerospace and defense technologies.
Nov 04, 2021
The UK Defense Ministry has contracted with Raytheon to convert two Beechcraft King Air 350 turboprop aircraft into Shadow intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance platforms for the Royal Air Force.
Nov 02, 2021
Area-I has unveiled a new Air Launched Effects design that adds 300% more payload and 20% greater endurance than the Altius-600, the Anduril Industries-owned company said. 

Supply chain

Nov 18, 2021
CPI Aerostructures, a Tier 1 supplier to defense aircraft OEMs and Tier 2 subcontractors, said Nov. 17 it will report $2.5 million more in net losses for 2019-20 after a long-running review of prior financial filings.
Nov 12, 2021
Pierson, CEO from 1985 to 1998, pushed Airbus to integrate, helping transform it into a global aircraft manufacturing powerhouse.
Nov 01, 2021
Before stepping down as Lockheed Martin CEO in mid-2020, Hewson earned a reputation as one of the most accomplished U.S. chief executives.
Nov 01, 2021
The Mars helicopter, Pipistrel Velis Electro, Marillyn Hewson and 24 top aerospace and aviation students were among this year’s honorees.
Oct 29, 2021
Multidisciplinary design optimization lets engineers spend less time on detailed design and more time considering system requirements.

Budget, Policy & Operations

Dec 07, 2021
A guide to leaders shaping military programs in 2022.
Dec 07, 2021
The SDA’s Tranche 0 is slated to launch next September, one month before the agency officially joins the Space Force.
Dec 07, 2021
The U.S. Army is planning to deliver 24 of its 35 top modernization priorities by fiscal 2023, and if budget restrictions necessitate it the service will look first at cutting legacy systems and then so-called enduring programs to protect the new ones.
Dec 07, 2021
The U.S. Air Force has cleared the KC-46 to refuel five more aircraft types as part of a rollout of interim capabilities before the tanker is fully operational.
Dec 06, 2021
The U.S. Air Force’s MQ-9 is the only aircraft with the right capabilities for over-the-horizon surveillance and airstrikes in Afghanistan, though the service is phasing out the drone and giving U.S. Central Command fewer aircraft to fly the missions. But CENTCOM’s head of operations said he still agrees with the USAF plan.