Multi-Mission Transport Aircraft

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May 03, 2021
Virgin Orbit has awarded the UK division of Spanish-based space system supplier AVS a contract to build the portable ground operating system to support satellite launches from Spaceport Cornwall starting in 2022.
Apr 30, 2021
Sweden is proposing to replace Finland’s F/A-18 Hornets on a virtual one-for-one basis by offering 64 Gripen fighters for Helsinki’s €9 billion ($10.9 billion) HX fighter requirement. 

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Aircraft & Propulsion

May 06, 2021
The system performance demonstration will be held in April-May, 2022, for the Multi-Engine Training System contract.
May 06, 2021
Despite significant national resources and funding committed to the containment of COVID-19, the Philippines said it is still pursuing the acquisition of a multirole fighter aircraft under the Armed Forces of Philippines Modernization projects.
May 06, 2021
The UK could help India develop a larger variant of its Tejas combat aircraft as part of a new strategic partnership between the two countries.
May 06, 2021
China’s Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group (CAIG) has signed a project agreement with Zigong Municipal People’s Government to build a dedicated unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industrial park in the city that will eventually see an annual output of 100 medium to large drones.
May 05, 2021
Turkish Aerospace is to begin assembly of the first prototype Hurjet jet trainer in June as the company targets a first flight by the end of 2022.

Space

May 07, 2021
China launched the eighth trio of Yaogan-30 electronic reconnaissance satellites on a Long March 2C two-stage rocket at 2 11 p.m. EDT on May 6 from Xichang spaceport in southwest China’s Sichuan Province.
May 07, 2021
The leader of the U.S. House committee in charge of defense spending wants the Pentagon to move faster to appoint an executive in charge of space acquisition, but the Air Force is suggesting that Congress could play a role in speeding up the process.
May 07, 2021
As NASA prepares to attempt the fifth flight of the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars, the agency has released audio of the rotorcraft recorded by instruments on the Perseverance rover.
May 07, 2021
Careful preplanning and packing of supplies will be an essential part of Inspiration4, the world’s first all-commercial astronaut mission planned for launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center later this year, NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins says.
May 06, 2021
NASA’s  Kennedy Space Center is on course to continue evolving its infrastructure in partnership with the commercial launch sector to support a growing number of rocket launches from Florida’s Space Coast in the coming years, according to Robert Cabana, the center’s director.

Missile Defense & Weapons

May 07, 2021
The Northrop Grumman Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile - Extended Range is on track to stage the first live fire test from a Boeing F/A-18E/F this spring.
May 05, 2021
The cause of the ground abort minutes or hours before the planned launch on May 5 remains under investigation.
May 03, 2021
The U.S. Navy has received approval for its next-generation air combat training system to enter limited production.
May 03, 2021
The U.S. Navy has opened the market research phase for a highly advanced anti-ship cruise missile. 
Apr 29, 2021
Northrop Grumman hit a proverbial home run with its first-quarter 2021, reporting outsized revenue and earnings, as well as providing a slightly higher forecast for the whole year.

Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Apr 30, 2021
The U.S. State Department has approved a Foreign Military Sales package worth an estimated $2.42 billion for six Boeing P-8I aircraft for the Indian Navy.
Apr 30, 2021
The first quarter of 2021 for L3Harris Technologies turned out as good as departing CEO Bill Brown could hope for in his last report.
Apr 30, 2021
A slew of major U.S. defense acquisition programs have been found to not be survivable against relevant cyber threats, the Pentagon’s operational test community says.
Apr 30, 2021
Raytheon Technologies has confirmed that the U.S. Marine Corps’ fleet of aging Boeing F/A-18C/Ds will become the first U.S.-operated fighter to carry…
Apr 28, 2021
Leonardo is taking a 25% stake in German defense electronics company Hensoldt in a €600 million ($725 million) transaction.

Supply chain

Apr 28, 2021
A recent internal study shows more than nine out of 10 repairs performed by the defense industry on U.S. Air Force aircraft are by a sole-source vendor, the service’s top logistics official said on April 28.
Apr 19, 2021
Private equity investor Madison Dearborn Partners has bought aerospace and defense supplier Arch Precision Components from the Jordan Co. for an undisclosed amount, the companies announced April 19.
Apr 14, 2021
Ahead of a draft solicitation for Space Development Agency satellites, the Pentagon wants to ensure the interoperability of the products.
Apr 07, 2021
The U.S. Air Force has selected Collins Aerospace to design a new wheel and carbon brake system for the B-52 as part of the aircraft’s life extension program.
Apr 01, 2021
Area-I’s offerings include its Altius UAV, whose current customers include the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Special Operations Command and NASA.

Budget, Policy & Operations

May 07, 2021
In a long-running drama, the U.S. Air Force and Congress have been at odds over which aircraft to retire and which ones to keep. Though the Biden administration has yet to release its budget, the Air Force’s hit list already includes the KC-10 and KC-135 tankers as well as the RQ-4 Global Hawk UAV.
May 07, 2021
The leader of the U.S. House committee in charge of defense spending wants the Pentagon to move faster to appoint an executive in charge of space acquisition, but the Air Force is suggesting that Congress could play a role in speeding up the process.
May 06, 2021
The first U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers returned to flight operations on May 3 after a safety stand-down, Air Force Global Strike Command said on May 6.
May 06, 2021
China’s Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group (CAIG) has signed a project agreement with Zigong Municipal People’s Government to build a dedicated unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industrial park in the city that will eventually see an annual output of 100 medium to large drones.
May 04, 2021
UK F-35s will see action again in the skies over Iraq and Syria, this time operating from the carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth.