Boeing Opens Carrier Ski Jump Trials For Super Hornet
A Boeing F/A-18E/F has started a “ski-jump” takeoff demonstration that is critical to the fighter’s bid for an Indian Navy contract, the company says. The carrier-based fighter is “in the beginning phases” of the demonstration to prove the Super Hornet can operate on aircraft carriers with Short Take-Off But Arrested Recovery (Stobar) systems, Boeing said in an email to Aerospace DAILY.
NTSB Counts Three Confirmed And Three Suspected Drone Collisions
The NTSB has confirmed three midair collisions of drones with manned aircraft in the U.S. since 2017, and rates three other incidents as suspected drone collisions. While midair drone collisions have not caused major accidents or fatalities, the FAA receives more than 100 reports of drone sightings by pilots, citizens and police each month—it lists more than 400 in its latest report, for the April-June period. Credit: NTSB
KBR Buying Space And Missile Firm Centauri In ‘Transformative’ Deal
KBR, once a high-profile energy sector and military logistics company, will acquire Centauri, a space engineering and development boutique firm for defense and intelligence, in an $800 million move that KBR calls “transformative” for rebalancing its business.
U.S. Navy Mulls Buying Two More MUOS Satellites
The U.S. Navy plans to present industry with a plan for purchasing two additional satellites for the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) constellation because the military anticipates losses of communication assets. Credit: Lockheed Martin
Honeywell Marks Additive Engine Milestone
An additively manufactured bearing housing developed by Honeywell for the ATF3-6 turbofan has become what is claimed to be the first flight-critical 3D-printed engine part to be certified for service on an operational powerplant.
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