Light Attack And Advanced Training

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May 17, 2022
The U.S. Air Force has decided to not renew an ongoing contract with Draken International for adversary air training at Nellis AFB, Nevada, because it has determined the contractor’s jets can no longer provide the effective training it needs.
May 03, 2022
Since the A-29 Super Tucano took its first flight at the end of the last century, it has impressed the military with its performance, flexibility and robustness as a light attack aircraft and advanced trainer.

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Aircraft & Propulsion

May 23, 2022
Honeywell is developing a suite of alternative navigation technologies to combat increasing disruption of GPS signals, intentional and unintentional, with the first products planned to be on the market in 2023.
May 20, 2022
The U.S. Air Force’s first F-35A wing in the Pacific reached its full complement of aircraft this week, as the second U.S. Marine Corps F-35B squadron reached full operational capability in Japan.
May 20, 2022
GE Aviation will need to build up to 467 T901 engines during the first years of production.
May 20, 2022
Airbus Helicopters plans to produce three prototypes to support development of the Tiger attack helicopter mid-life upgrade.
May 20, 2022
Russian Helicopters is preparing to replace Western-made engines on its products, with plans to test domestic powerplants on the Kamov Ka-226 and Ka-62 and Kazan Ansat as soon as 2023.

Space

May 24, 2022
The Outpost Mars Demo-1 payload, an on-orbit metal cutting robotic arm, is being prepared to launch aboard SpaceX’s Transporter 5 rideshare flight on May 25.
May 23, 2022
Boeing’s automated Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) Starliner has delivered some NASA spacesuit water absorption pads to the International Space Station to help address a worrisome helmet leak experienced by European Space Agency astronaut Matthais Maurer at the conclusion of a March 23 spacewalk.
May 23, 2022
The crew of the International Space Station (ISS) continues to check out Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner following its suspenseful rendezvous and docking on May 20.
May 21, 2022
Boeing’s uncrewed CST-100 Starliner executed a successful autonomous docking to the U.S. segment of the International Space Station (ISS) as scheduled on May 20.
May 20, 2022
A spacewalk by Russian cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev and Denis Matveev outside the International Space Station (ISS) that was planned for May 19 has been postponed due to issues with the European Robotic Arm.

Missile Defense & Weapons

May 23, 2022
Opening a window into internal decision-making over the final requirements for a new interceptor against hypersonic missiles, the head of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has cited the significance of, in fact, an actual window.
May 20, 2022
The U.S. Navy has revealed interest in developing a new air-launched mine. 
May 17, 2022
The reveal of the ColdFire system, which is driven by a 450-hp. M250 turbine engine, shines a light on a critical technology often overshadowed by new advances in laser weapons.
May 17, 2022
A Raytheon/Kord team has demonstrated that a Stryker combat vehicle-mounted, 50-kW laser weapon system can shoot-down 60-mm mortars and drones,…
May 17, 2022
The successful, hypersonic speed test at up to Mach 5 by the booster finally clears the way for the Air Force to attempt a series of tests of the high lift-to-drag, hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) at the heart of ARRW program.

Sensors & Electronic Warfare

May 17, 2022
The U.S. Air Force’s abridged plan to buy just six EC-37B Compass Call aircraft is not enough to meet the mission, and service officials say they are closely watching the availability of both Gulfstream G550s and their Rolls-Royce engines to see when more could be bought to fill the gap.
May 10, 2022
A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet has flown with a pre-production version of the Raytheon APG-79(V)4 radar, the company says.
May 10, 2022
The U.S. government’s delayed spending measure for the current fiscal year led to a surprising swing in fortunes for military radar and legacy avionic supplier Rada Electronics Industries, with the Israeli company’s net loss for the first quarter of 2022 disappointing shareholders.
May 06, 2022
France has ordered an additional 21 Talios optronic targeting pods for its fleet of Dassault Rafale fighters. 
May 05, 2022
A $1.404 billion plan to acquire a 75-aircraft Armed Overwatch fleet for U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) will kick off with a contract award in July and finish with the last aircraft delivery by the end of fiscal 2027, budget documents show.

Supply chain

May 04, 2022
Two years after forming from its predecessor companies, Super Tier 1 aerospace supplier and large defense prime Raytheon Technologies has opened a corporate ventures office to make small venture-capital-style investments.
Apr 14, 2022
Indonesian defense prime PT Pindad and Safran are discussing potential local assembly of the AASM air-to-ground modular weapon that will equip the Southeast Asian country’s future Dassault Rafale fleet.
Apr 07, 2022
Major European consulting firm AlixPartners has struck a strategic deal with Cypress International, a Washington, D.C.-based boutique adviser, as AlixPartners looks to increase U.S. federal and military-related council.
Mar 31, 2022
Triumph Group, which will soon cap a yearslong consolidation and exit of most of its aerostructures work, on March 31 announced it will launch a new corporate identity and it has reshuffled its leadership ranks, including departures.
Mar 30, 2022
U.S. prime defense technology provider L3Harris Technologies and Silicon Valley venture capital firm Shield Capital announced a partnership March 29 to invest in emerging defense and commercial technology startups.

Budget, Policy & Operations

May 23, 2022
More than 20 nations announced new packages of military aid for Ukraine following a meeting of more than 40 countries on May 23, the Pentagon announced.
May 23, 2022
The EU is concerned that member states are not coordinating their procurements, leading to further fragmentation of the defense industry. 
May 19, 2022
The Pentagon on May 19 announced it would airlift more counter-artillery radars, howitzers and other equipment to Ukraine, shortly after the Senate approved a $40.1 billion package of assistance.
May 16, 2022
South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has confirmed that it will be acquiring 40 Bell 505 helicopters under the TH-X training helicopter program. 
May 16, 2022
The governments of Finland and Sweden have endorsed plans to join NATO, ending their long-held policy of non-military alignment in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.