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Frost: DOD Spending $481B On Advanced Weapons Tech From 201

Mar 28, 2020
The U.S. Defense Department will have spent an estimated $481 billion between 2018 and 2024 to identify and develop new technologies for advanced…

UK Should Postpone Defense Review, Think Tank Says

By Tony Osborne Mar 27, 2020
The London-based defense think tank says plans to complete the Integrated Review, begun by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in February, by July, were “always unrealistic,”
Budget, Policy & Operations

COVID-19 Stimulus Includes Aerospace and Defense Industry Assistance

By Jen DiMascio Mar 27, 2020
President Donald Trump signed a $2.2 trillion stimulus bill into law March 27, aimed at shielding the U.S. economy from damage done by COVID-19…
Aerospace

Space Force Orders GPS OCX To Replace Computer Hardware

By Jen DiMascio Mar 27, 2020
The move, being made to address cybersecurity concerns, could impact the program’s schedule.
Space

U.S. To Declare Space Fence Operational

By Jen DiMascio Mar 27, 2020
Made by Lockheed Martin, Space Fence is expected to vastly increase the number of objects in orbit that can be tracked from Earth.
Space

KC-46 Deliveries Not Yet Affected By COVID-19

By Lee Hudson Mar 27, 2020
The KC-46 program can recover easily from a two-week pause and the Air Force acquisition executive says he has “no reason” to believe Boeing will extend the production pause.
Aircraft & Propulsion

COVID-19 Bill Includes $60M For NASA

By Irene Klotz Mar 27, 2020
The Coronavirus Relief Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) legislation includes $60 million for NASA to “prevent, prepare for and respond to coronavirus, domestically or internationally.”
Space

OneWeb Steps Closer To Bankruptcy Filing—Report

By Irene Klotz Mar 27, 2020
OneWeb has moved a step close to filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S., the London-based Financial Times reported March 27.
Commercial Space

New USAF Materials Hint At High-Altitude Role For B-21

By Steve Trimble Mar 27, 2020
The design of the Northrop Grumman B-21’s trailing edge has led to speculation about a high-altitude role for the secretive stealth bomber, and new U…
Aircraft & Propulsion

NASA Selects SpaceX To Fly Cargo To Gateway

By Irene Klotz Mar 27, 2020
The agency anticipates spending a total of $7 billion over 15 years—shared among multiple companies—to carry cargo to the Gateway as part of its Artemis lunar exploration program.
Space

Irkut’s Fourth MC-21-300 Prototype Ready For Certification Trials

By Maxim Pyadushkin Mar 27, 2020
Russian airframer Irkut’s fourth MC-21-300 flight prototype has arrived at the Gromov Flight Research Institute in Zhukovsky, near Moscow, ahead of certification trials
Aircraft & Propulsion

Unmanned Cargo Glider Targeted At Civilian Crisis Response

By Graham Warwick Mar 27, 2020
Unmanned cargo glider developer Yates Electrospace (YEC) has launched a civilian subsidiary, Avius Air Delivery, to offer a version of its in-development military resupply glider for humanitarian relief efforts.
Aircraft & Propulsion

NASA Tips For Living In Close Quarters

By Irene Klotz Mar 27, 2020
With many people living and working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, NASA is offering a summary of the framework it uses to prepare astronauts for the mental and emotional challenges of long-duration spaceflight.
Space

USMC Commandant Calls For Review Of F-35 Force Plan

By Steve Trimble Mar 27, 2020
The U.S. Marine Corps commandant has acknowledged uncertainty about a week-old decision to cap squadron strength for F-35s at 10 aircraft and plans to commission at least one independent study to examine the issue. 
Budget, Policy & Operations

VoltAero Takes Step In Regional Hybrid-electric Development

By Graham Warwick Mar 27, 2020
French startup VoltAero has been forced to cancel a public demonstration of its Cassio 1 hybrid-electric propulsion testbed, but is preparing to fly a modified Cessna 337 Skymaster in its latest form.
Aircraft & Propulsion

NASA Anticipates Human Psychosocial Deep-Space Challenges

By Mark Carreau Mar 27, 2020
NASA’s Human Research Program (HRP) is soliciting proposals from U.S.-based companies and institutions for methods of dealing with mental health challenges that astronauts are likely to face during multiyear missions to Mars— strategies that could also address the psychosocial effects of pandemics like the current novel coronavirus.
Space

Rolls-Royce Pausing Operations In UK As COVID-19 Encroaches

By Tony Osborne Mar 27, 2020
Aero-engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce is pausing engineering and production operations at its UK facilities as it works to mitigate the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

U.S. Air Force Could Solicit Tanker Service Bids By June

By Jen DiMascio Mar 27, 2020
The U.S. Air Force, in need of more than 26,000 hr. of aerial refueling support, is continuing to search for commercial service providers to make up some of the shortfall caused in part by late delivery of the Boeing KC-46 tanker. 
Budget, Policy & Operations

COVID-19 Causes Limited F-35 Enemy Threat Test Work

By Lee Hudson Mar 27, 2020
Joint Simulation Environment verification and validation activities, a key hurdle before the F-35 program enters full-rate production, are being conducted in a “limited capacity” because of the novel coronavirus.
Budget, Policy & Operations

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Mar 27, 2020
Brief news items of interest to aerospace & defense professionals.

Russian Electric Propulsion Testbed Taking Shape

Mar 27, 2020
An electrical turbogenerator has been test-fitted on a Yakovlev Yak-40 flying testbed at a Siberian research institute as part of a Russian project…

ACC Reverses Sole-Source Acquisition Plan For T-50 Jets

By Steve Trimble Mar 26, 2020
Air Combat Command has dropped a plan to award a sole-source contract to Hillwood Aviation to supply Korea Aerospace Industries/Lockheed Martin T-50s for a five-year demonstration program, opting for a competition instead.
Aircraft & Propulsion

 

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