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Jul 23, 2021
U.S. Army official calls on industry for FARA lobbying, UK finalizes Protector order, hydrogen has potential for eVTOL propulsion, Ad Astra striving…
Jul 21, 2021
TsAGI reveals supersonic commercial aircraft demonstrator, Russia presents Checkmate, Turkish industry unveils supersonic UCAV concept, propulsion…

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Aircraft & Propulsion

Jul 27, 2021
A near-term solution for the engine shortage grounding 15% of the U.S. Air Force fleet of Lockheed Martin F-35As may be to simply buy more spares, a Pratt & Whitney executive said on July 27.
Jul 27, 2021
German space launch startup Polaris has been awarded a study contract by the German ministry of defense to look at how its winged Aurora suborbital spaceplane could be adapted for reconnaissance missions.
Jul 27, 2021
Electra.aero was founded on the premise that ultrashort-takeoff regional aircraft enabled by distributed electric propulsion would fly more payload longer distances than vertical-takeoff vehicles while still being able to operate from a similarly constrained urban footprint.
Jul 27, 2021
A look at interesting aircraft spotted at EAA AirVenture, ranging from special mission and military aircraft to business jets and eVTOLs.
Jul 26, 2021
FORT RUCKER, Alabama—Two decades of counter-insurgency (COIN) operations have reshaped the U.S. Army’s aviation branch organizationally and…

Space

Jul 27, 2021
The space agencies of Canada, Italy and Japan are joining with NASA in a worldwide call for qualified applicants to contribute to a measurement definition team that will support a future International Mars Ice Mapper Mission orbiter.
Jul 26, 2021
With nearly $1.8 million in private donations, a pair of Harvard University scientists has unveiled a project to use civilian science observatories and instruments to scout for unidentified aerial phenomena in Earth’s skies and beyond.
Jul 26, 2021
Fresh off Blue Origin’s first human spaceflight, founder Jeff Bezos is offering to cut his company’s fee for a human lunar landing demonstration mission dramatically and add—at company expense—an orbital flight test.
Jul 26, 2021
Russia’s near two-decade-old Pirs docking compartment and airlock left the International Space Station (ISS) in the grasp of the Progress MS-16 cargo capsule early July 26.
Jul 22, 2021
The same day Blue Origin made its first human spaceflight, sending four passengers into suborbital space, the Federal Aviation Administration issued new FAA Commercial Space Astronaut Wings eligibility requirements.

Missile Defense & Weapons

Jul 27, 2021
Lawmakers will consider draft legislation that would give the Pentagon a way to allow the Missile Defense Agency to develop laser technology to counter ballistic and hypersonic missiles.
Jul 26, 2021
A new think-tank formally introduced on July 26 by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) will seek to bring industry’s voice to help…
Jul 25, 2021
“Based on initial observations, one target was successfully intercepted. At this time, we cannot confirm the second target was destroyed,” MDA said. 
Jul 20, 2021
France and the UK will continue to collaborate on research and development for future missile technology through a renewed agreement with missile manufacturer MBDA.
Jul 20, 2021
Korean Air and Seoul National University have been commissioned by the Republic of Korea Air Force to explore using the Boeing 747-400 passenger aircraft for an air launch system, similar to Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne.

Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Jul 23, 2021
After a highly anticipated Boeing F-15J upgrade project was halted and Lockheed Martin was chosen for the Japanese F-X next-generation fighter, Boeing is now in a holding pattern ready to support Japanese fighter programs.
Jul 22, 2021
Shield AI has acquired the small company that created an artificial intelligence agent that won DARPA’s AlphaDogfight trials last year. 
Jul 16, 2021
The U.S. Air Force has performed an inflight, beyond-line-of-sight update to the Lockheed Martin F-16’s electronic warfare (EW) software, showing off…
Jul 15, 2021
The age of space tourism may have only just begun, with Virgin Galactic’s passenger flight last weekend.
Jul 15, 2021
In its latest defense white paper, the Japanese defense ministry names China as its main security threat and for the first time includes the stability of Taiwan in the annual report. 

Supply chain

Jul 20, 2021
Bell has begun assembling the first UH-1Y Venom utility helicopters for the type's first export customer.
Jun 14, 2021
The OEM is hoping that by proving its ability to produce H175 components normally supplied by Chinese industry within Europe, it could comfortably propose a military version—called H175M—to meet the UK’s upcoming New Medium Helicopter (NMH) need. 
Apr 28, 2021
A recent internal study shows more than nine out of 10 repairs performed by the defense industry on U.S. Air Force aircraft are by a sole-source vendor, the service’s top logistics official said on April 28.
Apr 19, 2021
Private equity investor Madison Dearborn Partners has bought aerospace and defense supplier Arch Precision Components from the Jordan Co. for an undisclosed amount, the companies announced April 19.
Apr 14, 2021
Ahead of a draft solicitation for Space Development Agency satellites, the Pentagon wants to ensure the interoperability of the products.

Budget, Policy & Operations

Jul 26, 2021
The charge arose during a government-led review of the classified program in May, Lockheed’s chief financial officer told analysts during a teleconference.
Jul 23, 2021
After a highly anticipated Boeing F-15J upgrade project was halted and Lockheed Martin was chosen for the Japanese F-X next-generation fighter, Boeing is now in a holding pattern ready to support Japanese fighter programs.
Jul 23, 2021
The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee has passed a bill that would temporarily block the U.S. Air Force from its effort to develop a so-called “Bridge Tanker.”
Jul 22, 2021
The U.S. Army’s program manager on July 22 called on industry to increase their lobbying to Congress in support of the Future Armed Reconnaissance…
Jul 21, 2021
Riding a wave of military modernization programs in the Asia-Pacific region, Boeing says it is seeing potential for new rotary-wing orders and upgrades, especially for AH-64 Apaches and CH-47 Chinooks.