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May 21, 2024
Spain’s on-again, off-again efforts to pick a replacement platform for the F-5 lead-in trainer aircraft are again underway.
May 17, 2024
A U.S. Air Force instructor pilot has died after the ejection seat of a T-6 trainer aircraft activated during ground operations.

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Aircraft & Propulsion

May 22, 2024
The U.S. Air Force has shown the Northrop Grumman B-21 in flight for the first time.
May 22, 2024
Saab is preparing to fly an uncrewed aircraft system demonstrator that could support efforts to develop a future combat aircraft.
May 22, 2024
Recent trials of UAV operations from a carrier validate that such systems can increasingly replace missions handled by crewed platforms, Adm. Ben Key says.
May 22, 2024
Poland is set to acquire four U.S.-supplied aerostats equipped with AEW radars with detection ranges of around 186 mi., the country’s defense ministry says.
May 22, 2024
Upcoming talks could set the stage for Belgium to step up from “observer” to “partner” status on the Franco-German-Spanish future combat air system project.

Space

May 23, 2024
NASA and Boeing are working toward a June 1 launch of the CST-100 Starliner Crew Flight Test.
May 22, 2024
SpaceX has demonstrated an unmodified smartphone making a video call using a connection to its Starlink low-Earth-orbit satellite constellation.
May 22, 2024
The ESA has awarded The Exploration Company and Thales Alenia Space separate contracts to continue work to develop low-Earth-orbit cargo return services.
May 22, 2024
Liftoff of the Rocket Lab Electron rocket with the initial spacecraft from New Zealand is planned for 3:15 a.m. EDT, following the weather delay from May 22.
May 22, 2024
The satellites are believed to be NRO-customized Starlink spacecraft known as Starshield, a government version of SpaceX's broadband LEO network.

Missile Defense & Weapons

May 20, 2024
The U.S. Army is eyeing increased production of the Hellfire and Joint Air-to-Ground Missile, with a solicitation targeting a new manufacturing site for the missiles.
May 16, 2024
Project Ealing is able to detect, track and engage UAS threats up to 1 km (half a mile) away, and work is ongoing to boost its range, the UK MOD says.
May 16, 2024
BAE Systems has confirmed a months-old contract award to develop a new decoy system that is intended to replace the towed decoys flown on some Navy fighters.
May 15, 2024
British Royal Navy surface warships are to receive a land attack capability, UK Secretary of State for Defense Grant Shapps has declared.
May 13, 2024
Ninety organizations have won a place on the UK’s Hypersonic Technologies & Capability Development Framework as part of efforts to develop native hypersonics.

Sensors & Electronic Warfare

May 21, 2024
Northrop Grumman has signed an agreement with NVIDIA to use the company’s AI software to speed up development of the defense prime’s “most advanced systems.”
May 17, 2024
The prototypes will seek new devices for Inertial sensing and magnetic sensing, plus advances in photonic systems and laser components used by quantum devices.
May 16, 2024
Project Ealing is able to detect, track and engage UAS threats up to 1 km (half a mile) away, and work is ongoing to boost its range, the UK MOD says.
May 09, 2024
The uncrewed derivative of the Stemme S12 motor glider is deployed as part of a $30 million demonstration of an affordable ultra-long aircraft.
May 09, 2024
AeroVironment plans to test a long-endurance flight of its Horus high-altitude pseudo satellite, as it pitches its modular payload for military missions.

Supply chain

May 17, 2024
Eric Fanning, head of the Aerospace Industries Association, laid out a list of new legislative priorities.
May 02, 2024
With Saab facing significant headwinds in large western markets, recent news indicates that the company has set its sights on smaller prospective deals elsewhere in the world.
May 01, 2024
Leonardo DRS beat Wall Street’s expectations in terms of both sales and profitability in the first quarter.
Apr 30, 2024
Defense contractor Leidos sees growing opportunities in a geopolitically fraught world.
Apr 26, 2024
Boeing has bought back the St. Louis defense aircraft factory it once owned but was most recently under the GKN Aerospace brand.

Budget, Policy & Operations

May 22, 2024
A consortium led by Airbus is to study options to provide Europe with a strategic airlift capability that could replace the need to use An-124s.
May 22, 2024
The U.S. Air Force is reportedly looking to pre-position bombers across the Indo-Pacific.
May 22, 2024
Upcoming talks could set the stage for Belgium to step up from “observer” to “partner” status on the Franco-German-Spanish future combat air system project.
May 21, 2024
The U.S. Air Force needs to prioritize Ukrainian pilots over those from other nations for F-16 training, lawmakers argue.
May 21, 2024
BAE Systems sees a pathway to keeping the Global Combat Air Program on its development timeline despite elections in the UK that could slow decision making.