Scramjet Credit: U.S. Air ForceThe bilateral Tactical High-speed Offensive Ramjet for Extended Range, (THOR-ER) program was announced by the U.S. Defense Department and the Norwegian defense ministry on April 20. It will see the two countries co-develop ramjet missile flight demonstrators and consider “potential U.S. and Norwegian co-production opportunities.”
Haeco Steps Into Temporary Main-Deck Cargo Market
Credit: HAECOHaeco Cabin Solutions, responding to a surge in cargo demand as passenger-aircraft belly capacity has been reduced during the coronavirus pandemic, is fast-tracking development of several products designed for carrying freight in passenger cabins.
Norway To Buy New Helicopters, Air Defenses Under Spending Hike
Bell 412 Credit: Christian ValleNorway plans to purchase long-range air defense systems and a new fleet of tactical helicopters as part of an uptick in defense spending.
CAE Recalling 1,500 Laid-Off Workers To Produce Ventilators
CAE Air1 Ventilator Credit: CAECAE, a Canadian manufacturer of aviation training simulators, is recalling temporarily laid-off employees as it plans to produce 10,000 ventilators to help in the treatment of COVID-19 patients.
Germany Tells U.S. Of Plans To Buy Super Hornets
Super Hornet Credit: USAFGermany has informed the U.S. of its plans to order a fleet of Boeing Super Hornets to replace the Panavia Tornado, an April 19 De Spiegel news magazine report says.
NASA Appoints Program Executive To Oversee CASIS
Alexander MacDonald Credit: NASANASA has appointed the agency’s chief economist, Alexander MacDonald, to serve as program executive for CASIS, the NASA-backed Florida nonprofit that oversees the U.S. National Laboratory portion of the International Space Station (ISS).
USAF surprisingly end LRSO competition early and announce winner, Norway and U.S. to cooperate on ramjet missile, Germany's plans to buy super hornets and more. A roundup of aerospace and defense news.