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Aircraft & Propulsion

Apr 12, 2021
Boeing has begun assembling the first P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft for Norway, with delivery scheduled for later this year.
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.

Space

Apr 12, 2021
In the broad sweep of history, imagine the roughly 70-year path to the creation of the U.S. Space Force as a single line on a blank page.
Apr 12, 2021
The announcement confirmed the spacecraft designers in Track B of Phase 1 of DARPA’s Demonstration Rocket for Agile Cislunar Operations (Draco) program. 
Apr 12, 2021
Gen. Thomas Moorman pressed a decades-long campaign through a minefield of bureaucratic and geopolitical obstacles to elevate a fractured and often dysfunctional space enterprise to a status equivalent to the naval, land and air domains.
Apr 12, 2021
Space Hero Partnerships has signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA to study sending a reality TV show winning contestant to the ISS.
Apr 12, 2021
Exolaunch, which specializes in rideshare brokerage and equipment, is planning a space tug for orbit-customization and debris-deorbiting.

Missile Defense & Weapons

Apr 11, 2021
A top U.S. Marine Corps general said he hadn't seen sharp criticisms of land-based missiles in the Pacific by a U.S. Air Force counterpart, but explained the rationale for the concept.
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.

Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Apr 12, 2021
Boeing has begun assembling the first P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft for Norway, with delivery scheduled for later this year.
Apr 10, 2021
A prototype, wing-mounted pod containing a BAE Systems ALE-55 fiber-optic towed decoy has completed airworthiness and effectiveness testing.
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.

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 12, 2021
Analysts predict U.S. President Joe Biden’s proposed $715 billion fiscal 2022 defense budget request will not provoke a serious debate between hawk and doves in Congress.
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.