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Aircraft & Propulsion

Apr 09, 2021
Development and construction are scheduled for 2026-36, including main component and hull assembly in 2031-34. Sea trials will start in 2036.
Apr 09, 2021
Greece has inked an amendment to its order for NH90 transport helicopter as it looks to restore military capabilities hollowed out by the country’s economic crisis. 
Apr 09, 2021
South Korean President Moon Jae-in says his country’s aerospace sector could become the world’s seventh largest by the 2030s, thanks to capabilities nurtured through the development of its first indigenous fighter. 
Apr 08, 2021
The Japanese defense ministry has suspended spending on the upgrade of the F-15J fighter due to cost overruns, according to multiple news reports.
Apr 07, 2021
The first of 27 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters destined for Denmark has been handed to the country’s air force in a ceremony.

Space

Apr 09, 2021
Australia’s Electro Optic Systems has demonstrated technology that is key to tracking and moving space debris in low Earth orbit that uses a laser-generated guide star and adaptive optics to remove atmospheric distortion and increase the laser power on target.
Apr 09, 2021
Former NASA astronaut and U S. Air Force test pilot Jack Fischer has joined with the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership (BAHEP) to provide the emerging Houston Spaceport with TexSpace, a future nonprofit focused on facilitating innovation within the space enterprise.
Apr 09, 2021
OrbComm, the low Earth orbit constellation provider of industrial connectivity services whose roots date to 1990s commercial space efforts, will be acquired by GI Partners, a U.S.-based investor in data infrastructure businesses, in an all-cash deal worth around $1.1 billion, including net debt.
Apr 09, 2021
The EU, the European Space Agency and their member states should convene in a high-level summit next year and define a European ambition in space, says Josef Aschbacher, ESA’s new director general.
Apr 09, 2021
The Biden administration is requesting $24.7 billion for NASA for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, a 6.3% hike over the agency’s current funding level.

Missile Defense & Weapons

Apr 08, 2021
Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Air Force have checked a key box on the list of post-contract award activities for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program, the company said on April 7. 
Apr 07, 2021
The rare public discourse on a normally internal, interservice dispute highlights a fundamental question for the Pentagon: Preserve the U.S. Air Force and Navy's role in long range strike, or expand the options to include the Army and Marine Corps.
Apr 06, 2021
The B-52H crew returned to Edwards AFB Base, California, carrying the still-attached ARRW-booster, which included a weight representative payload for the ARRW hypersonic glide vehicle. 
Apr 02, 2021
A top U.S. Air Force commander on April 1 said the Army’s plan to deploy ground-launched, hypersonic missiles in the Pacific theater is “stupid,” throwing gasoline on a largely behind-the-scenes turf fight raging inside the Pentagon over budgetary resources for long-range strike programs.
Apr 01, 2021
European missile manufacturer MBDA says it will scale back spending on Germany’s Tactical Air Defense System (TLVS) after a government review of ground-based air defenses prioritized a requirement for short-range air defense and upgrades to the country’s existing Patriot systems.

Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Apr 06, 2021
In a major growth move following the 2020 acquisition of Cobham by private-equity investors, the company’s radio-frequency products arm has forged a strategic alliance to bring 3D-printed waveguide technology to U.S. space, electronic warfare, radar and other applications.
Apr 05, 2021
The Small Adaptive Bank of Electronic Resources was tested during a series of 11 flights aboard an EC-130H Compass Call at Davis Mountain AFB in Arizona. 
Apr 05, 2021
Although the requirement is not approved, the U.S. Air Force could convert the KC-46 into a communications node within three years, according to Air Mobility Command.
Apr 05, 2021
Powers & Zahr, a Wichita area-based technology insertion and engineering service provider, has formed a “strategic relationship” with Rolls-Royce North America to provide engineering and logistics services on targeted Department of Defense joint business pursuits and programs. 
Mar 31, 2021
San Diego-based Cubic, a provider of military training and C4ISR systems, will go ahead with a takeover by Veritas Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital, an affiliate of Elliott Investment Management, after the buyers raised their price in the face of an unsolicited foreign bid.

Supply chain

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.
Mar 04, 2021
The bipartisan task force will review the industrial base supply chain to identify threats and vulnerabilities.
Mar 01, 2021
Canadian pilot training and simulator leader CAE has announced its fourth acquisition in as many months, marking a major move into the U.S. military market with the purchase of rival L3Harris Military Training for $1.05 billion, the companies said March 1.
Feb 24, 2021
Italian flagship aerospace and defense company Leonardo has reiterated its intent to sell off its Arlington, Virginia-based U.S. operations called DRS, marking the second time since last fall that the company has commented on the sales effort.

Budget, Policy & Operations

Apr 09, 2021
U.S. President Joe Biden has proposed a $715 billion fiscal 2022 budget for the Pentagon, and most notably the new request ends the decade-old separate funding account known as overseas contingency operations, according to the Office of Management and Budget.
Apr 09, 2021
Greece has inked an amendment to its order for NH90 transport helicopter as it looks to restore military capabilities hollowed out by the country’s economic crisis. 
Apr 07, 2021
A group of bipartisan lawmakers are cautioning the U.S. defense secretary on signing off on all combatant commander requests at the expense of military readiness.
Apr 06, 2021
The UK’s Royal Air Force (RAF) is to establish a second joint squadron with the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) to support the training of fast jet pilots for the Gulf state. 
Apr 05, 2021
Bridget Lauderdale will replace Greg Ulmer as vice president and general manager for the F-35 program.