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Aug 09, 2022
The U.S. Air Force and Boeing plan to finalize the new timeline for the KC-46A tanker overhaul in the fall.
Jul 27, 2022
Brazil’s Air Force has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330-200, in preparation for conversion to the Multi-Role Tanker Transport configuration.

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Aircraft & Propulsion

Aug 12, 2022
The U.S. Air Force’s engine buyers have a bold warning: the industrial base that develops advanced propulsion for combat aircraft is at risk and could even collapse without a decision to re-engine the F-35.
Aug 12, 2022
Thailand’s cabinet has approved THB369 million ($10.4 million) for the Royal Thai Air Force to make infrastructure preparations in anticipation of a potential F-35A acquisition.
Aug 11, 2022
The U.S. Air Force’s short-lived “Digital Century Series” plan appears to be dead for future manned fighters, but the service says the plan’s focus on rapidly iterating designs could be relevant for its future drones.
Aug 10, 2022
The Royal Canadian Air Force has grounded its CT-114 Tutor fleet as an investigation continues into an Aug. 2 mishap that damaged one of the Snowbird display team’s aircraft.
Aug 10, 2022
Joby Aviation has signed a potential $45 million expansion of its contract with the U.S. Air Force’s Agility Prime program.

Space

Aug 12, 2022
Capella Space’s third generation of synthetic aperture radar satellites, named Acadia, will feature inter-satellite laser communications systems, faster downlinks and higher resolution images.
Aug 12, 2022
The transition occurred Aug. 11 during a ceremony at the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Aug 11, 2022
NASA has resolved an issue with the U.S. Space Force’s Eastern Range that will expand launch opportunities for the first Space Launch System rocket, currently targeted to lift off at 8:33 a.m. EDT on Aug. 29 on the Artemis I flight test.
Aug 11, 2022
Blue Canyon Technologies has won a contract to build 18 small passive microwave sounder satellites for weather data company The Tomorrow Companies.
Aug 11, 2022
DARPA has selected 11 teams for phase one of the Space-Based Adaptive Communications Node program.

Missile Defense & Weapons

Aug 12, 2022
The U.S. Defense Department’s Inspector General has launched an evaluation of the ability of the U.S. Army and Navy’s shared hypersonic programs to meet schedule goals for development and fielding.
Aug 11, 2022
DARPA plans a proposer’s day event on Aug. 16 for a 42-month effort to design and demonstrate the new long-range missile concept. 
Aug 10, 2022
The U.S. Air Force is planning one more major test of the hypersonic AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon this year after multiple recent successes.
Aug 10, 2022
The scheduled deliveries of the first live Dark Eagle missiles are set to occur nearly a year before the final qualification test, underscoring the urgency of the effort to loosely match China's DF-17.
Aug 09, 2022
A Boeing/Nammo team has completed the first long-range test of a ramjet-powered, 155 mm artillery shell launched by a howitzer, the U.S. manufacturer announced on Aug. 9 at the Space and Missile Defense Symposium here.

Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Aug 04, 2022
A Canadian agency released a draft copy of a request for proposals on Aug. 2 for a vertical takeoff and landing uncrewed aircraft system (UAS) that…
Jul 29, 2022
UK defense technology company Qinetiq has flown an uncrewed aircraft system using a laser communication system, in what it claims to be world first.
Jul 28, 2022
The first of two former UK Royal Air Force Boeing E-3D Sentry airborne-early-warning aircraft has arrived in Chile for delivery to its air force.
Jul 19, 2022
Leonardo UK, Thales UK and Chemring will work with the UK Defense Ministry on next-generation aircraft survivability equipment.
Jul 17, 2022
Northrop Grumman CEO Kathy Warden explains the company's European strategy.

Supply chain

Aug 09, 2022
International sales would depend on Seoul allowing the release and export of certain UAS technologies and capabilities.
Jul 20, 2022
The company provides defense and aerospace OEMs with the opportunity to avoid reliance on third-party microelectronics suppliers.
Jul 20, 2022
The defense prime has held talks with British and European suppliers at Farnborough.
Jul 19, 2022
Leonardo says it could be ready to build the AW149 for the UK requirement by year-end if needed.
Jul 17, 2022
Boeing’s model of bidding low and taking on fixed-price contracts has meant cost overruns and schedule delays.

Budget, Policy & Operations

Aug 12, 2022
Thailand’s cabinet has approved THB369 million ($10.4 million) for the Royal Thai Air Force to make infrastructure preparations in anticipation of a potential F-35A acquisition.
Aug 11, 2022
The U.S. Air Force’s plan to dramatically cut its buy of Sikorsky HH-60W combat rescue helicopters would be a Nunn-McCurdy Breach as the cost per unit of the choppers would spike, raising more questions about the future of the program.
Aug 11, 2022
If Congress blocks the U.S. Air Force’s plan to retire 33 of its oldest F-22s, the service would then see impacts on its plan to field new drones to complement the Next Generation Air Dominance as it faces the bill to upgrade the Raptors.
Aug 10, 2022
The U.S. Air Force is looking to reprogram funding to give it flexibility to award a prototype contract for Boeing E-7A Wedgetails in the event that a continuing resolution blocks starting the program on time.
Aug 04, 2022
China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has fired “multiple” Dongfeng-series ballistic missiles toward Taiwan as part of a three-day exercise intended to impose maximum military pressure on the island following a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).