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Nov 21, 2021
One pilot was killed and two others injured Nov. 19 when two U.S. Air Force T-38C Talon trainer aircraft collided with each other on the runway at Laughlin AFB, Texas.
Nov 09, 2021
Korea Aerospace Industries has secured a $360 million maintenance and flight support deal for the Iraqi Air Force T-50IQ lead-in trainer aircraft. 

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Aircraft & Propulsion

Nov 29, 2021
Turkey’s burgeoning UAS industry has won another export with the sale of Anka MALE systems to Kazakhstan.
Nov 29, 2021
Nearly five years after a Canadian government vs. Boeing meltdown, the company’s defense business still faces extra scrutiny in Ottawa..
Nov 29, 2021
Germany’s new coalition government will proceed with plans to replace Panavia Tornados and to arm unmanned aircraft systems.
Nov 29, 2021
The UK Royal Air Force and the Qatar Emiri Air Force have established a new training unit in the UK, flying the BAE Systems Hawk.
Nov 29, 2021
Switzerland has put contracts in place in place for its Lockheed Martin F-35 procurement, but the price tag is almost 1 billion Swiss francs ($1.1 billion) higher than when the type was selected.

Space

Nov 29, 2021
NASA-led anomaly investigation found cause of vibration throughout James Webb Space Telescope.
Nov 26, 2021
Prichal provides the Russian segment of the ISS with five new parking spots for space vehicles.
Nov 25, 2021
“This latest round of funding will dramatically accelerate our ability to make on-orbit servicing routine by 2030,” Astroscale founder and CEO Nobu Okada said.
Nov 24, 2021
Twenty-three years after the launch of the first module for the International Space Station in 1998, Russia is preparing to complete the construction of its segment with the launch of its last element—the Prichal Node Module.
Nov 24, 2021
DART separated from its Falcon 9 second stage just less than 56 min. after launching, a milestone followed by signal acquisition by the APL mission operations center 70 min. after liftoff.

Missile Defense & Weapons

Nov 23, 2021
Space, missile and cyber electronics rollup BlueHalo announced its latest acquisition Nov. 23 with a deal for Asymmetrik, a boutique software provider to the U.S. intelligence community.
Nov 22, 2021
A newly discovered data dump by the U.S. Air Force last August discloses the first details about the progress in flight test of the secretive Lockheed Martin AIM-260 Joint Advanced Tactical Missile.
Nov 22, 2021
The U.S. military needs to catch up to China and Russia in offensive hypersonic weapons development quickly, while focusing on new ways to defend against the threat of missiles that have made the world a much more complicated place, the Space Force’s No. 2 officer said.
Nov 22, 2021
China’s AVIC Aerodynamics Research Institute says it has completed construction of a new hypersonic wind tunnel that is reportedly able to simulate speeds from Mach 4 to Mach 8. 
Nov 18, 2021
 Poland has selected MBDA’s Common Anti-air Modular Missile as the basis for its Narew short-range air defense system requirement.

Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Nov 23, 2021
Space, missile and cyber electronics rollup BlueHalo announced its latest acquisition Nov. 23 with a deal for Asymmetrik, a boutique software provider to the U.S. intelligence community.
Nov 22, 2021
Terran Orbital, a small satellite startup that is about to go public, and BigBear.ai have signed a partnership.
Nov 13, 2021
As airpower capabilities shift to a non-kinetic focus, the service understands the need to break down obstacles that frustrate attempts to create seamless interoperability with allies.
Nov 11, 2021
Three customers are already in the books for the platforms, even before some are operational. 
Nov 10, 2021
Taiwan wants to be able to better counter “Grey Zone threats” posed by China, which the island says are designed by the mainland to “seize Taiwan without a fight.”

Supply chain

Nov 18, 2021
CPI Aerostructures, a Tier 1 supplier to defense aircraft OEMs and Tier 2 subcontractors, said Nov. 17 it will report $2.5 million more in net losses for 2019-20 after a long-running review of prior financial filings.
Oct 13, 2021
Liberty Hall Capital Partners sold the Vancouver, Washington-based supplier to Arcline Investment Management, the parties announced late Oct. 12.
Sep 30, 2021
The Pentagon is seeking industry’s input on supply chain issues in four key areas ranging from weapons capabilities to manufacturing, as well as the health of the defense industrial base, according to a Federal Register notice.
Sep 28, 2021
Aerospace and defense electronics specialist Mercury Systems, which is rejiggering its operations after a string of bolt-on acquisitions, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Avalex Technologies.
Sep 22, 2021
Boeing will build a final assembly facility for the Airpower Teaming System (ATS) in the state of Queensland, Australia, to begin serial production of the autonomous unmanned aircraft.

Budget, Policy & Operations

Nov 29, 2021
The new Pentagon Global Posture Review did not recommend any changes from previous reviews.
Nov 29, 2021
Turkey’s burgeoning UAS industry has won another export with the sale of Anka MALE systems to Kazakhstan.
Nov 29, 2021
Nearly five years after a Canadian government vs. Boeing meltdown, the company’s defense business still faces extra scrutiny in Ottawa..
Nov 29, 2021
Germany’s new coalition government will proceed with plans to replace Panavia Tornados and to arm unmanned aircraft systems.
Nov 29, 2021
The UK Royal Air Force and the Qatar Emiri Air Force have established a new training unit in the UK, flying the BAE Systems Hawk.