Azerbaijan Begins Negotiations For M-346 Buy

By Tony Osborne Feb 21, 2020
Azerbaijan looks set to become a customer of Leonardo’s M-346 advanced jet trainer following the signing of agreements between Azeri and Italian ministers.
Defense and Space

Superjet 100 Maker Renamed Regional Aircraft Branch Of Irkut

By Maxim Pyadushkin Feb 21, 2020
Russia’s Superjet 100 (SSJ100) regional aircraft has lost its last association with former designer Sukhoi Company. 
Air Transport

Logistics, Airline Companies Invest In Volocopter Air Taxi

By Graham Warwick Feb 21, 2020
A logistics division of German rail operator Deutsche Bahn and a venture fund established by Japan Airlines have joined Volocopter’s Series C funding round.
Aerospace

GPS, Radio Buys Would Rebalance BAE Global Activities, Chairman Says

By Tony Osborne Feb 21, 2020
BAE Systems Chairman Sir Roger Carr has described the company’s planned acquisitions of Collins’ Aerospace Military Global Positioning System and Raytheon’s Airborne Tactical Radios business as being at the “sweet spot” of the company’s strategic ambition.
Defense and Space

Indra Speaks Out Against Airbus Criticism Over FCAS Lead Decision

By Tony Osborne Feb 21, 2020
Making Airbus the Spanish lead for the development of the European Future Combat Air System would have relegated Spanish industry to “tasks of lower added value,” Indra’s chairman and CEO says.
Defense and Space

China To Launch New Spacecraft Prototype In April

By Bradley Perrett Feb 21, 2020
China will launch a prototype of its new crewed spacecraft in April, the government’s Xinhua news agency reported, two months after the rocket to be used for the mission returned to service following a 2017 failure.
Defense and Space

TAE Completes First Depot Job On F135 Module Outside U.S. 

By Bradley Perrett Feb 21, 2020
The first depot maintenance job on a Pratt & Whitney F135 module outside the U.S. has been performed by TAE Aerospace, the Australian company that is supporting the engine in the Asia-Pacific region.
Defense and Space

Australia To Upgrade Northern Base, Partly To Help U.S.

By Bradley Perrett Feb 21, 2020
The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) will upgrade its main northern base, in part to support U.S. operations there.
Defense and Space

Australia Keeps Drone Manufacturing Sites Secret

By Bradley Perrett Feb 21, 2020
Australia and Boeing are declining to disclose exactly where the company and its suppliers are building prototypes for the Airpower Teaming System (ATS), a loyal-wingman drone program that could lead to production of at least hundreds of units. 
Defense and Space

Airbus Defense & Space To Reduce Headcount

Feb 21, 2020
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Defense and Space

Daily Briefs

Feb 21, 2020
Brief news items of interest to aerospace & defense professionals.
Defense and Space

Lawmaker: Congress Will Keep ‘Very Tight Eyes’ On U.S. Army FVL Effort

By Lee Hudson Feb 20, 2020
Congress intends to keep “very tight eyes” on the U.S. Army’s Future Vertical Lift, which needs to cost below $10,000 per flight hour to be effective, according to a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC). 
Defense and Space

Boeing Promotes Washington State Tax Change In WTO Settlement Effort 

By Michael Bruno Feb 20, 2020
Potential lawmaking in Washington state that dials back tax savings that Boeing has enjoyed for nearly two decades could be a key catalyst for Airbus, Boeing, Europe and the U.S. to finally reach a cease-fire in their long-running airliner subsidy disputes.
Air Transport

International Space Station Hosts Small Sat Launch Flurry

By Mark Carreau Feb 20, 2020
A flurry of nine small satellites has been successfully deployed from the International Space Station, after having been launched to the orbiting science lab aboard SpaceX Dragon and Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply missions in early December and November.
Defense and Space

Study Sees Cargo As Opportunity For Advanced Aerial Mobility

By Graham Warwick Feb 20, 2020
A National Academies study of advanced aerial mobility requested by NASA concludes the commercial cargo market is likely to be an early adopter of autonomous air vehicle technology for rural cargo operations, including “middle mile” distribution and “last mile” package deliveries. 
Defense and Space

Sikorsky Exec Argues S-97 Poised As ‘Affordable’ FARA Option

By Lee Hudson Feb 20, 2020
As the U.S. Army pursues an aggressive schedule to downselect to two vendors for an armed aerial scout replacement by the end of March, Sikorsky is arguing the company’s S-97 Raider-X is an affordable option for the service.
Defense and Space

Airbus Defense & Space To Reduce Headcount

By Tony Osborne Feb 20, 2020
Operations in Germany will be hardest hit, with 800 jobs lost.
Defense and Space

Bell Achieves Electric Anti-Torque Flight First

By Tony Osborne Feb 20, 2020
A radically modified demonstrator made its first flight in May 2019, but it has come to light only now after video was posted on social media.
Aerospace

Arlington Capital Company Cadence Buys Premier Processing

Feb 20, 2020
News in brief
Defense and Space

Daily Briefs

Feb 20, 2020
Brief news items of interest to aerospace & defense professionals.
Defense and Space

Winning DARPA’s Launch Challenge A Daunting Task For Startup Astra

By Graham Warwick Feb 19, 2020
If Astra succeeds in placing the DARPA-provided payload into low Earth orbit by March 1, Astra will win $2 million and an opportunity to launch a second time and take the grand prize of $10 million.
Defense and Space

Elbit Wins Major Defense Deal In Asia-Pacific

By Steve Trimble Feb 19, 2020
Elbit Systems announced on Feb. 18 the winning of a $670 million contract that it could describe only cryptically as a “defense solution” for a country in the Asia-Pacific region.
Defense and Space

Russia Replaces ISS Crew Assigned To April Launch

By Mark Carreau Feb 19, 2020
Roscomos cites unspecified medical issues in its decision to replace both freshman cosmonauts due to launch to the space station in April.
Defense and Space

U.S. General Says China Testing Nuclear Hypersonic System

By Steve Trimble Feb 19, 2020
China is testing an intercontinental-range hypersonic glide vehicle similar to Russian’s deployed Avangard system, U.S. Air Force Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy said in written testimony submitted to Congress.
Defense and Space

 

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