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Jun 20, 2022
Boeing has redesigned components of the T-7A Red Hawk trainer aircraft after tests showed how a bird strike against the cockpit canopy would endanger the pilot.
Jun 10, 2022
The U.S. Air Force has formally activated a new aggressor squadron of Lockheed Martin F-35As, highlighting a recent switch to stealth aircraft for a dedicated combat training role.

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Aircraft & Propulsion

Jul 05, 2022
Boeing is building a next-generation product support system for its military aircraft and building off experience garnered by the UK’s Royal Air Force. 
Jul 05, 2022
The Royal Netherlands Air Force has acquired a secondhand Gulfstream G650 business jet for VIP duties.
Jul 05, 2022
Germany and Sweden have joined France to study the future development of a new-generation European airlifter that could replace types such as the Lockheed C-130 Hercules and CASA CN235.
Jul 01, 2022
The U.S. Air Force is expected to issue a request for information (RFI) within the next week for the design of a large-scale prototype of a blended wing body, the first details of which emerged in President Biden’s recently announced fiscal 2023 budget request.
Jul 01, 2022
The U.S. Army’s decision to delay its Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft program by pushing production milestones back up to four years gives Sikorsky more time to mature its Raider X design, and although some in Washington have raised doubts about the program’s future, the service and company are still confident in its permanence.

Space

Jul 06, 2022
Virgin Galactic has signed an agreement to partner with Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences to build two new White Knight Two jets to carry its air-launched passenger suborbital spaceships.
Jul 06, 2022
Ground control teams have re-established communications with NASA’s Capstone lunar mission, the space agency reported July 6.
Jul 06, 2022
L3Harris plans to invest €11.2 million ($11.4 million) in Mynaric in exchange for 7.2% of the laser communications company’s shares.
Jul 06, 2022
The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory is testing its experimental receivers for the upcoming Navigation Technology Satellite-3 as it is integrating the satellite ahead of its planned launch next year.
Jul 06, 2022
The Singaporean Defense Ministry has played down the possibility of setting up a space division within its military in the near future, but nevertheless is closely studying the development of novel satellite technology, especially in the field of small to nano satellites.

Missile Defense & Weapons

Jul 06, 2022
A new Northrop Grumman facility in West Virginia will be sized to deliver up to 600 strike missiles a year after opening in 2024, the company says on…
Jul 06, 2022
A sprawling complex under arid mountains near the edge of Kirtland AFB here has a renewed life testing cutting-edge technology, more than 70 years after it was built in secret to protect the U.S. president in the event of a post-World War II disaster.
Jul 05, 2022
An entire wing of divested Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawks and some restricted airspace over northern Michigan may soon play a key role in a long-overdue revamp of U.S. hypersonic weapons testing. 
Jun 30, 2022
A common hypersonic weapon for the U.S. Army and Navy has suffered a second straight test failure.
Jun 29, 2022
A U.S. Space Force mission scheduled to launch June 30 on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will kick start a three-year experiment to test a missile warning and tracking satellite prototype. 

Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Jul 05, 2022
Elbit Systems has announced another deal in Asia-Pacific, securing an $80 million contract to supply directed infrared counter measures (DIRCM) and airborne electronic warfare systems to an unspecific country in the region.
Jun 30, 2022
Saab plans to deliver two of the Bombardier Global 6000-derived surveillance systems in 2027 to to the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration, the company says.
Jun 28, 2022
The U.S. Army on June 28 awarded contracts to Raytheon Technologies and Palantir to create a prototype for its Tactical Intelligence Targeting Access Node.
Jun 28, 2022
When the Air Force Research Laboratory sent its Tactical High Power Microwave Operational Responder system downrange for an overseas assessment, the lab’s engineers back home did not want to sit still and wait for the system to come home, so they got to work on upgrades.
Jun 27, 2022
A five-year joint effort by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and the Office of Naval Research to create the next generation of a high-powered microwave weapon is culminating in a major test this summer.

Supply chain

Jul 05, 2022
Boeing is building a next-generation product support system for its military aircraft and building off experience garnered by the UK’s Royal Air Force. 
Jun 24, 2022
The perceived lack of responsiveness from Boeing has delayed the Air Force’s ability to finalize production contracts for the first lots of F-15EX fighters, the service's acquisition chief says.
Jun 21, 2022
Italian flagship aerospace and defense company Leonardo is buying Rada Electronic Industries, a publicly traded Israeli defense electronics and military radar specialist, to fold under Leonardo’s U.S.-based DRS brand, the companies announced June 21.
May 26, 2022
Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury said the company’s offer, focused on the militarized H175M twin-engine super-medium rotorcraft, would “regenerate helicopter manufacturing in the UK."
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.

Budget, Policy & Operations

Jul 06, 2022
Finland and Sweden have become observer members of NATO, as alliance members sign off accession protocols to enable the membership of the two Nordic nations.
Jul 06, 2022
A sprawling complex under arid mountains near the edge of Kirtland AFB here has a renewed life testing cutting-edge technology, more than 70 years after it was built in secret to protect the U.S. president in the event of a post-World War II disaster.
Jul 05, 2022
Germany and Sweden have joined France to study the future development of a new-generation European airlifter that could replace types such as the Lockheed C-130 Hercules and CASA CN235.
Jul 01, 2022
The Pentagon will send two advanced missile defense systems to Ukraine in its latest tranche of $820 million in aid for Kyiv.
Jun 30, 2022
The USS George H. W. Bush Carrier Strike Group is certified to deploy after a large-scale, international and unique certification exercise that involved three nations and a Marine expeditionary unit.