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Aircraft & Propulsion

Apr 18, 2021
Two senators proposed a bill on April 16 to ensure sales of Lockheed Martin F-35s to Middle Eastern countries could not escape a full vetting process…
Apr 16, 2021
France has ordered eight H225M Caracal helicopters from Airbus as part of its promised stimulus package for aerospace. 
Apr 15, 2021
The German Parliament has approved spending for the Eurodrone medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft system program, paving the way for a quad-national contract to be signed in the next few weeks. 
Apr 15, 2021
Joby Aviation plans to deliver two of its electric vertical-lift aircraft to the U.S. Air Force this year for flight testing, to be followed by more in 2022 and potentially 2023 under the Agility Prime program.
Apr 14, 2021
Poland is buying five surplus Lockheed C-130H airlifters and will develop Lask AB as the main operating location for its future F-35s.

Space

Apr 17, 2021
Engineers have developed and tested a software fix to correct a problem encountered during preflight checkout of the Mars helicopter Ingenuity, with…
Apr 17, 2021
Russia’s Soyuz MS-17 descended under parachute onto the steppes of Kazakhstan early April 17, ending a 185-day mission to the International Space Station for NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov.
Apr 16, 2021
SpaceX proposed an HLS based on its Starship, a fully reusable, two-stage, human-class, deep-space transportation system currently in development.
Apr 16, 2021
A four-member multinational crew touched down at the Kennedy Space Center on April 16 to prepare for launch to the International Space Station.
Apr 15, 2021
NASA’s sample return missions to the Moon, Comet Wild 2 and the Sun have proven scientifically game-changing, and agency planners behind the Mars Sample Return believe it will prove of equal value.

Missile Defense & Weapons

Apr 15, 2021
The U.S. Army is scheduled to conduct the fourth Precision Strike Missile test in mid-May at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.
Apr 15, 2021
All three C-UAS demonstrated at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, may be considered for a Low Collateral Effects Interceptors (LCEI) program, which the US Air Force will launch later this year. 
Apr 14, 2021
Turkey’s indigenous within-visual-range air-to-air missile, Bozdogan/Merlin has scored its first aerial kill in flight trials.
Apr 14, 2021
Israel Aerospace Industries and Thales team to offer IAI’s Gabriel V anti-ship missile to meet a UK need for an interim anti-ship weapon.
Apr 13, 2021
A Broad Area Announcement (BAA) entitled “Enhanced Hypersonic Defense,” which the MDA released on April 12, requests companies to submit white papers by May 12 for the Glide Phase Interceptor (GPI) program. 

Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Apr 12, 2021
Boeing has begun assembling the first P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft for Norway, with delivery scheduled for later this year.
Apr 10, 2021
A prototype, wing-mounted pod containing a BAE Systems ALE-55 fiber-optic towed decoy has completed airworthiness and effectiveness testing.
Apr 06, 2021
In a major growth move following the 2020 acquisition of Cobham by private-equity investors, the company’s radio-frequency products arm has forged a strategic alliance to bring 3D-printed waveguide technology to U.S. space, electronic warfare, radar and other applications.
Apr 05, 2021
The Small Adaptive Bank of Electronic Resources was tested during a series of 11 flights aboard an EC-130H Compass Call at Davis Mountain AFB in Arizona. 
Apr 05, 2021
Although the requirement is not approved, the U.S. Air Force could convert the KC-46 into a communications node within three years, according to Air Mobility Command.

Supply chain

Apr 14, 2021
Ahead of a draft solicitation for Space Development Agency satellites, the Pentagon wants to ensure the interoperability of the products.
Apr 07, 2021
The U.S. Air Force has selected Collins Aerospace to design a new wheel and carbon brake system for the B-52 as part of the aircraft’s life extension program.
Apr 01, 2021
Area-I’s offerings include its Altius UAV, whose current customers include the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Special Operations Command and NASA.
Mar 04, 2021
The bipartisan task force will review the industrial base supply chain to identify threats and vulnerabilities.
Mar 01, 2021
Canadian pilot training and simulator leader CAE has announced its fourth acquisition in as many months, marking a major move into the U.S. military market with the purchase of rival L3Harris Military Training for $1.05 billion, the companies said March 1.

Budget, Policy & Operations

Apr 18, 2021
Two senators proposed a bill on April 16 to ensure sales of Lockheed Martin F-35s to Middle Eastern countries could not escape a full vetting process…
Apr 16, 2021
France has ordered eight H225M Caracal helicopters from Airbus as part of its promised stimulus package for aerospace. 
Apr 15, 2021
The German Parliament has approved spending for the Eurodrone medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft system program, paving the way for a quad-national contract to be signed in the next few weeks. 
Apr 13, 2021
The House Armed Services Committee chairman wants the U.S. to review national security policy and the White House to release the budget.
Apr 13, 2021
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced an additional 500 troops will be based in Germany by the fall.