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Dec 17, 2021
Pandemic-related parts shortages and other supply chain issues have set the U.S. Air Force’s T-7 Red Hawk schedule back about seven months, but Boeing believes it can gain back some of that time as the shortage issues recede and tests continue on built aircraft.
Dec 09, 2021
Over the next decade, countries around the globe will need 3,787 new aircraft, opportunities worth $135 billion to aerospace companies.

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Aircraft & Propulsion

Jan 17, 2022
The six-engine behemoth now faces an intense flight campaign through the rest of this year as the focus begins to switch from envelope expansion to preparations for payload tests.
Jan 14, 2022
The Austrian order is the second the Italian OEM has secured in recent months through a new model of government-to-government contract.
Jan 14, 2022
Leonardo has been awarded contracts worth €260 million to support Hensoldt of Germany’s development of an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar for Eurofighters operated by Germany and Spain.
Jan 13, 2022
United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) on Jan. 12 flew the first newly assembled Tu-160M2 bomber from the Kazan Aviation Plant in Russia. The first flight…
Jan 13, 2022
Genesys Aerosystems, formed from the management buyout of Chelton Flight Systems and S-TEC Corp., from Cobham Avionics in 2014, is ramping up…

Space

Jan 14, 2022
As its name suggests, Lunar Resources, Inc. is all about pioneering off-Earth manufacturing through lunar resource extraction and in-situ utilization.
Jan 14, 2022
Hours after SpaceX delivered a batch of satellites into polar orbits from Florida—previously an exclusive West Coast route—Virgin Orbit pulled off the reverse feat: deploying its customers’ spacecraft into 45-deg. inclination orbits from the California-launched LauncherOne rocket.
Jan 13, 2022
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Jan. 13 to deliver 105 satellites into a near-polar Sun-synchronous orbits, successfully completing its third discounted rideshare flight.
Jan 13, 2022
Virgin Galactic, the space tourism company that helped sweep in the current era of startup space companies quickly going public, shocked investors Jan. 13 with news it will raise as much as $500 million by issuing new debt.
Jan 13, 2022
Hypersonix Launch Systems has signed a collaborative agreement with the University of Sydney to research and manufacture key components of its proposed spaceplane, including its Spartan scramjet propulsion system.

Missile Defense & Weapons

Jan 17, 2022
The Houthi are believed to have targeted the UAE previously, but the Jan. 17 attack is understood to be the first to be formally acknowledged by UAE officials. 
Jan 14, 2022
The Pentagon’s new long-term budget plan, expected to be announced in March, will include a large investment in hypersonic test infrastructure to help the services develop the new weapons on an accelerated schedule.
Jan 14, 2022
Manila becomes the first foreign customer for the Indo-Russian supersonic anti-ship cruise missile.
Jan 13, 2022
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has corrected a fact sheet after acknowledging that one successful test was double-counted in a tally of midcourse intercept tests of the Boeing Ground Based Interceptor. 
Jan 12, 2022
Pyongyang claims to have tested what it describes as a “hypersonic glide vehicle” in a launch witnessed by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Jan 14, 2022
Leonardo has been awarded contracts worth €260 million to support Hensoldt of Germany’s development of an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar for Eurofighters operated by Germany and Spain.
Dec 20, 2021
The six-year-old startup, which said it reached profitability in 2020, is one of many targeting the burgeoning counter-UAS product and services market.
Dec 17, 2021
Counter-drone systems specialist Dedrone has landed $30.5 million in Series C venture capital, the company announced Dec. 17, and is working to be able to detect, identify and track more than 200 different UAS.
Dec 17, 2021
The UK Ministry of Defense has launched a tender for a High-Altitude Pseudo-Satellite to provide continuous communications and intelligence.
Dec 14, 2021
The Japanese ministry of defense reportedly has come to an agreement with the relevant U.S. manufacturers and agencies after costs spiraled.

Supply chain

Dec 15, 2021
OneWeb has said there are no plans to close its Merritt Island, Florida, factory, even though the company has disclosed its intention to build its next-generation satellites in the UK.
Dec 03, 2021
The Ka-62 variant started flight trials in 2017.
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.

Budget, Policy & Operations

Jan 14, 2022
The U.S. Air Force and UK Ministry of Defense are looking to begin remotely piloted air system operations from Fairford airfield.
Jan 14, 2022
The Austrian order is the second the Italian OEM has secured in recent months through a new model of government-to-government contract.
Jan 13, 2022
The U.S. Air Force has made some progress in addressing its pilot shortage thanks to increased production and retention, but still remains far below its goal.
Jan 13, 2022
The Thai government has approved in-principle funding for the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) to acquire four new fighter jets in the next fiscal year.
Jan 12, 2022
It has become a familiar chorus from Pentagon leaders: A long-term continuing resolution would hurt the U.S. Defense Department.