U.S. Marine Corps Plots VTOL Fleet Makeover
Unmanned Logistics System emerges as the top priority as attack and utility fleet replacement is deferred.
jack.freifelde… Mon, 05/16/2022 - 08:00
Author
Primary Category
First Images of Australia’s Rivet Joint Lite ISR Platform
The country's adoption of the Gulfstream G550 for intelligence-gathering aligns with the trend of modifying special-mission business jets.
ARTURO.MORA@IN… Mon, 05/16/2022 - 08:00
Author
Primary Category
TURKISH AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES

TURKISH AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES ordered one special mission Cessna Citation Longitude and two special mission Cessna Citation Latitude jets as replacements for

donna.thomas@a… Fri, 05/13/2022 - 18:48
Content source
Primary Category

USAF: Hypersonic Development Needs To Focus On Moving Targets

By Brian Everstine May 13, 2022
U.S. Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall told lawmakers May 13 that current U.S. hypersonic weapon systems lack the capability to engage moving targets, which would be critical if the weapons were to be effective in Air Force operations.
Missile Defense & Weapons
Sweden Safer Under NATO, But Russian Backlash Likely, Report Says
Sweden would be safer under NATO’s security umbrella, but the country would be at risk of a Russian backlash during the application process, a government report suggests. 
andy.savoie@av… Fri, 05/13/2022 - 17:25
Author
Primary Category
Virgin Orbit Could Sell Up To $250M In Shares To Sustain Ops
Virgin Orbit, the newly public satellite launch provider, saw revenue halve and its net loss double in the first quarter of 2022. 
guy.ferneyhoug… Fri, 05/13/2022 - 11:40
Author
Primary Category
Podcast: The Future Of Air Assault
The war in Ukraine is revealing the vulnerability of attack helicopters to man-portable air-defense systems. Defense analyst Sash Tusa joins Aviation Week editors to discuss options that the U.S. Army will consider at its EDGE 22 exercise, how manufacturers could protect future rotorcraft and whether those ideas make sense.
guy.ferneyhoug… Fri, 05/13/2022 - 09:56
Primary Category
Scientists Set Priorities For Next Decade Of Planetary Exploration
After Mars Sample Return, scientists want a flagship mission to Uranus.
theresa.c.petr… Fri, 05/13/2022 - 09:00
Author
Content summary

Planetary Priorities

Primary Category
Boeing Starliner Space Taxi Poised For Uncrewed Flight Test, Take 3
After 29 months, Boeing will again attempt to fly its commercial space taxi to the space station.
theresa.c.petr… Fri, 05/13/2022 - 08:00
Author
Content summary

Take 3

Primary Category
First Take, May 16, 2022
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
jack.freifelde… Fri, 05/13/2022 - 08:00
Content summary

First Take

Primary Category
MARSHALL AEROSTRUCTURES

MARSHALL AEROSTRUCTURES manufactured/delivered its 1,000th auxiliary fuel tank for Boeing’s Global P-8 program.

michael.johnso… Fri, 05/13/2022 - 01:12
Content source
Primary Category
Viasat Shares Russia Hack Data Via USSF Commercial Integration Cell
After its KA-SAT satellite internet service in Europe was disrupted on Feb. 24 by an alleged cyberattack from Russia, Viasat shared details of the attack with industry competitors via the U.S. Space Force’s Commercial Integration Cell. 
andy.savoie@av… Thu, 05/12/2022 - 21:58
Author
Primary Category
Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine Prompts Norwegian Defense Spending Upticks
Norway is eyeing additional increases in defense spending in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
andy.savoie@av… Thu, 05/12/2022 - 21:04
Author
Primary Category
Milky Way’s Black Hole Brought To Light
An international team of astronomers has directly imaged for the first time the telltale ring of gas surrounding the black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy, some 27,000 light years from Earth.
andy.savoie@av… Thu, 05/12/2022 - 20:40
Author
Primary Category
Axiom Space Breaks Ground As Houston Spaceport Tenant
Fresh off the success of the first U.S. private astronaut mission to the International Space Station, Axiom Space has broken ground on a headquarters campus at Houston Spaceport to support work on the first U.S. commercially developed and operated space station.
andy.savoie@av… Thu, 05/12/2022 - 19:48
Author
Primary Category
Kazakh Industry To Build Anka UAS
Turkish Aerospace’s Anka medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned air system will be produced in Kazakhstan under a new arrangement between the OEM and industry in the Central Asian country.
andy.savoie@av… Thu, 05/12/2022 - 17:15
Author
Primary Category
Raytheon Investment Forms Hypersonic Boost For Hermeus
Hypersonic aircraft and propulsion system developer Hermeus has received a boost from Raytheon Technologies, which has announced a strategic investment in the company through its recently established corporate venture capital group, RTX Ventures.
andy.savoie@av… Thu, 05/12/2022 - 17:02
Author
Primary Category
Thales Wins Helmet Mounted Display Replacement For F-16s
A Thales system will replace the helmet mounted display on all Lockheed Martin F-16s flown by Air National Guard and Reserve pilots, the company says. 
andy.savoie@av… Thu, 05/12/2022 - 16:35
Author
Primary Category
FARA Engine Running Well But Supply Chain Issues Remain
General Electric’s T901 turboshaft, the powerplant for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA), is performing well in early tests and is on track to be delivered in November to Bell and Sikorsky, the two FARA competitors.
guy.ferneyhoug… Thu, 05/12/2022 - 15:11
Author
Primary Category
Finnish Leaders Endorse NATO Membership
Finland’s prime minister and president have together said the Nordic country “must apply” for NATO membership “as a matter of urgency” to strengthen the country’s security. 
guy.ferneyhoug… Thu, 05/12/2022 - 13:32
Author
Primary Category
JAXA And Toyota Progress Cruiser Plan
Mini-rover Moon landing planned for later this year to prove technology for pressurized JAXA-Toyota Lunar Cruiser.
theresa.c.petr… Thu, 05/12/2022 - 08:00
Author
Primary Category

Demonstrators Smoothing Path Toward UK ISR Constellation

By Tony Osborne May 12, 2022
Initial efforts for Istari will be focused on the development of a synthetic aperture radar, but additional capabilities will be added.
Space

The Week In Defense, May 12-19, 2022

By Jen DiMascio May 12, 2022
Russia blamed for Viasat attack; MQ-9B adds short-takeoff capability; U.S., Japan to study loyal wingman; and Black Hawk sustainment.
Aircraft & Propulsion

South Korea To Consider FA-50 Upgrades

By Kim Minseok May 11, 2022
Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) will seek funding for a midlife upgrade of the FA-50 from South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration this year.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Colorado Lawmakers To Continue SPACECOM Fight Despite IG Report

By Brian Everstine May 11, 2022
Several lawmakers are continuing to raise concerns about the decision to base U.S. Space Command’s headquarters in Alabama even after the Defense Department Inspector General on May 10 issued its findings that the Air Force’s choice was reasonable.
Budget, Policy & Operations