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Aerospace Daily & Defense Report, February 19, 2020

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Daily Briefs

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Daily Briefs

Feb 19, 2020
Brief news items of interest to aerospace & defense professionals.

Programs

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USAF Braces For NGAD Sticker Shock On Capitol Hill

Feb 18, 2020
The U.S. Air Force’s acquisition chief said Feb. 18 that he expects a congressional backlash over how a recent revamp of the Next Generation Air Dominance procurement strategy could drive up the average procurement unit cost (APUC) of a sixth-generation fighter.
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Pratt & Whitney Protests USAF Sole-Source Plan For F-15EX Engine

Feb 18, 2020
Pratt & Whitney is protesting a U.S. Air Force plan to award a sole-source contract to GE Aviation for F110 engines to power a future fleet of F-15EX fighters.
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Spain Names Industry Partners For Future Combat Air System

Feb 18, 2020
Spanish industry now is organizing itself behind national coordinator Indra Sistemas to support the various work pillars, which include development of a next-generation fighter and unmanned remote carriers.
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Singapore Partners With Airbus On MRTT Automated Refueling

Feb 18, 2020
Singapore is to collaborate with Airbus on the development of the A330 Smart Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) in a partnership that will roll out automated aerial refueling capabilities for the aircraft.
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HAPSMobile, Loon Develop Comms Payload For Hawk30 UAV

Feb 06, 2020
After forming a strategic partnership in 2019, Alphabet company Loon and SoftBank subsidiary HAPSMobile have jointly developed a broadband-internet communications payload for the AeroVironment-designed Hawk30 high-altitude pseudo-satellite.
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Leonardo Delivers Maritime Patrol King Airs To Morocco

Feb 18, 2020
Leonardo has retrofitted two Beechcraft King Airs with its Airborne Tactical Observation and Surveillance mission system for maritime patrols.
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Boeing Pitches Apache Upgrades, Hints At New Guardian Customers

Feb 15, 2020
Boeing is seeing increased interest from current AH-64D Longbow Apache operators to remanufacture their helicopters to the AH-64E Guardian standard.
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Osiris-Rex Team Probes Altimeter Issue At Asteroid Bennu

Feb 14, 2020
NASA’s Osiris-Rex asteroid sample return spacecraft encountered trouble with its Canadian-made laser altimeter Feb. 11 as it made a close survey of a possible sample selection site on the asteroid Bennu.
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BAE Systems Flies PHASA-35 HAPS In Australia

Feb 18, 2020
BAE Systems has flown the first full-scale prototype of its PHASA-35 solar-powered high-altitude pseudo-satellite unmanned air system in Australia.

In Brief

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Fuel Sloshing Could Reduce Wing Gust Response

Feb 19, 2020
News in brief

Funding & Policy

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DARPA Eyes New Weapon Concepts In 2021 Program Plans

Feb 17, 2020
A multi-target air-to-air weapon and gun-armed close-support missile are among new projects DARPA plans to launch in fiscal 2021. New approaches to communicating in contested environments, attacking signals and countering laser weapons are also on the list.
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U.S. Army To End Guardrail Funding In Fiscal 2023

Feb 18, 2020
The service says there are sufficient quantities of the airborne system to support the National Defense Strategy.
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DOD Cuts Key Aircraft Programs For Border Wall

Feb 13, 2020
The nearly $4 billion in procurement reprogramming is taken from the U.S. Navy, Air Force, and National Guard.

Operations

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Northrop Grumman Cargo Capsule Berths To ISS

Feb 18, 2020
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station successfully grappled Northrop Grumman’s 13th NASA-contracted Cygnus resupply capsule early Feb. 18.
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SpaceX Starlink Network Boosted To 300 Satellites

Feb 17, 2020
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral AFS with a fifth batch of the company’s Starlink broadband satellites.
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Astronaut Koch Reflects On Record-Setting Mission

Feb 13, 2020
Record-setting NASA astronaut Christina Koch has some advice for fellow space explorers preparing for their first long mission.

Business

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SpaceX Signs With Travel Company For Orbital Tourism Flights

Feb 18, 2020
SpaceX has signed an agreement with Space Adventures, a Washington-based space travel company, to market a Crew Dragon orbital spaceflight for four privately paying passengers.

Contracts

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Selected U.S. Military Contracts For The Week Of February 10 - February 14, 2020

Feb 19, 2020
Selected U.S. military contracts for Feb. 10 U.S. AIR FORCE SigmaTech Corp., Colorado Springs, has been awarded a hybrid labor hour and firm-fixed…

 

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