Opinion: Room For Optimism Amid Split-Party Control Of Congress
The White House will likely request a Pentagon budget boost, and defense budget authorizations usually receive bipartisan support.
jack.freifelde… Mon, 11/28/2022 - 09:00
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Artemis I Orion Completes Lunar Orbit Insertion

By Mark Carreau Nov 26, 2022
NASA’s Artemis I Orion spacecraft successfully executed a second major maneuver using propulsion from the capsule’s European Space Agency-provided service module on Nov. 25.
Space

Brazilian Groups Sue Boeing Over Alleged Aerospace Hiring Spree

By Steve Trimble Nov 25, 2022
Boeing’s “systemic capture and hiring” of engineers now threatens the viability of parts of Brazil’s defense industrial base, says the Association of Aerospace Industries of Brazil (AIAB).
Budget, Policy & Operations

U.S. Sending More Anti-Air, Counter-UAV Systems To Ukraine

By Brian Everstine Nov 23, 2022
The Pentagon will send Ukraine additional munitions for advanced surface-to-air missile systems, along with more High-speed Anti-Radiation Missiles and guns for downing unmanned aircraft systems.
Budget, Policy & Operations
UK Transfers Sea King Helicopters To Ukraine
Ukrainian personnel have been trained on the Sea King through a six-week course with the Royal Navy.
guy.ferneyhoug… Wed, 11/23/2022 - 16:17
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Australia Puts F-35As Through Paces In Longest Deployment Yet

By Chen Chuanren Nov 23, 2022
It is the Royal Australian Air Force’s longest overseas deployment of the F-35A since its deliveries began in 2018.
Budget, Policy & Operations
DOD Secretary Presses China On Dangerous Air Interactions
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin met with China’s defense minister on Nov. 22, pressing China to cut back on increasingly dangerous behavior by Chinese aircraft, though the Pentagon declined to provide any specifics about the incidents.
andy.savoie@av… Tue, 11/22/2022 - 21:29
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Japanese Navy Tests SM-3 Block IIA/B Missiles

By Chen Chuanren Nov 22, 2022
The missiles were fired from the Maya-class Aegis destroyers JS Maya on Nov. 16 and JS Haguro on Nov. 19 against targets fired from the U.S. Navy Missile Range Facility in Hawaii.
Missile Defense & Weapons

The Week in Defense, Nov. 22-29, 2022

By Jen DiMascio Nov 22, 2022
Turkey’s new UCAV; U.S.-Japan missile defense test; Defense exec foresees supply chain price hikes; Space Force-Blue Origin agreement.
Space

Boeing Agrees To F-15 Payment Plan

By Brian Everstine Nov 21, 2022
Boeing has agreed to Indonesia’s financial package to buy F-15s, and the two sides are in advanced stages of negotiations ahead of a political decision by the country’s government to finalize the purchase.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Dassault CEO Says FCAS Progress Announcement Is Premature 

By Tony Osborne Nov 21, 2022
The CEO of Dassault Aviation appears to be disputing German and Spanish claims that an agreement has been reached around progressing to the next phase of FCAS.
Aircraft & Propulsion

FCAS Industry Partners Say They Have Resolved Deadlock

By Tony Osborne Nov 18, 2022
Airbus, Spain’s Indra and the German government say discussions that will allow the multibillion-euro combat aircraft project to move into the Phase 1B demonstrator period have concluded.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Regional Tensions Prompt Norwegian Review Of Military Plans

By Tony Osborne Nov 18, 2022
Norway’s government has asked its military chiefs to refresh the country’s defense plans in light of new regional security threats.
Budget, Policy & Operations
Boeing Reorganizes Defense Division After Third-Quarter Losses

Boeing’s Defense, Space and Security (BDS) division announced an organizational streamlining on Nov.

steve.trimble@… Thu, 11/17/2022 - 18:55
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UK Awaiting Defense Review Update Before Revising Budget

By Tony Osborne Nov 17, 2022
For now, the UK will spend “at least 2%” of gross domestic product on defense, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt confirmed.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Fast-Tracked Hypersonic Weapons Hit Snags In Compressed Testing Plan

By Steve Trimble Nov 17, 2022
How the Pentagon’s rush to field counters to Chinese and Russian hypersonic weapons has been frustrated by compressed testing schedules.
Missile Defense & Weapons

Pentagon Again Fails Audit In ‘Disappointing’ Result

By Brian Everstine Nov 16, 2022
The Pentagon has failed its fifth straight audit and though the department has made movement toward cleaning up its books, the top official in charge of the effort says there should have been more progress.
Budget, Policy & Operations

BAE Systems Trials Technology To Support UK Fighter Fleets

By Tony Osborne Nov 16, 2022
BAE Systems is exploring the use of exoskeletons, robotics and augmented reality to help maintenance of the UK’s combat aircraft fleets.
Aircraft & Propulsion
Gearbox Issue’s Root Cause Elusive As USAF Investigates V-22 Crashes
Clutch problem prompts review of V-22 Incidents; Air Force Special Operations Command looks at interim step to make gearboxes stronger.
ARTURO.MORA@IN… Wed, 11/16/2022 - 09:00
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Training Travails Taunt The UK Front Line

By Tony Osborne Nov 15, 2022
The UK’s military pilot-training pipeline is affecting even its much-vaunted F-35 Joint Strike Fighter fleet.
Budget, Policy & Operations

U.S. Services Overhaul Pilot Training, But Long-Term Problems Persist

By Brian Everstine Nov 15, 2022
Although the U.S. Air Force and Navy have added high-tech, intense learning to undergraduate pilot training, a large backlog remains.
Light Attack and Advanced Training

German Industry Concerned Over Chinook and F-35 Contracting 

By Tony Osborne Nov 14, 2022
Members of German aerospace trade body BDLI say Berlin should call for a role for German industry in its acquisitions of Boeing CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters and Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighters.
Supply Chain

Northrop Grumman B-21 Unveiling May Answer Lingering Mysteries

By Steve Trimble Nov 14, 2022
The U.S. Air Force has released many details about the mostly classified program, but much about the new stealth bomber remains secret
Aircraft & Propulsion

Embraer Defense & Security Leadership To Change

By Jen DiMascio Nov 11, 2022
Bosco da Costa Junior, the chief commercial officer of Embraer Defense & Security, will succeed Jackson Schneider as president and CEO of the unit, the company announced Nov. 11.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Rand Reveals Misunderstandings In T-7A, MH-139 Design Decisions

By Steve Trimble Nov 11, 2022
Communications breakdowns between the operational community, the acquisition community and Boeing’s engineering teams are the focus of Rand's new study.
Budget, Policy & Operations