Light Attack & Advanced Training

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Oct 25, 2021
The U.S. Air Force’s potential Advanced Tactical Trainer, recently announced in a request for information, is expected to serve as a bridge for pilots graduating from initial training in a T-38, or eventually a Boeing-Saab T-7, before entering the cockpit of an operational fighter.
Oct 21, 2021
In an echo of a proposed new U.S. Air Force acquisition program, the U.S. Navy is also now interested in buying a new fleet of advanced training jets to give frontline fighter pilots more training opportunities in a cheaper aircraft.

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Aircraft & Propulsion

Jan 20, 2022
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has revealed that the company is in the process of developing a maritime surveillance aircraft (MSA) based on a business jet airframe with an unspecified Asian country. 
Jan 19, 2022
The U.S. Air Force fleet in fiscal 2021 saw a total of 21 of its most serious incidents, a lower number from previous years, while its less-serious mishap rates have increased.
Jan 19, 2022
The UK Royal Navy is looking to experiment with a low-cost shipborne uncrewed fixed-wing air system as part of the development of its Future Maritime Aviation Force.
Jan 19, 2022
Vantage Robotics, a Silicon Valley startup that provides the Vesper small UAV and ground control station to the U.S. military and others, has received new funding from Ohio for staff growth in the Buckeye State, as well as more funding from venture capitalists.
Jan 19, 2022
The first six of a planned 18 Rafales overflew the Acropolis in Athens before touching down at the nearby Tanagra Air Base.

Space

Jan 20, 2022
A new Link 16 antenna designed to operate in space has been delivered to one of the two teams signed up to demonstrate Transport Layer satellites later this year. 
Jan 20, 2022
The U.S. National Reconnaissance Office on Jan. 20 awarded contracts to five companies to provide synthetic aperture radar capabilities as part of the agency’s effort to guide innovation and collect commercial remote sensing capabilities for national security and defense missions.
Jan 19, 2022
The U.S. Space Force this spring will finish an analysis of technologies that can serve a space-based Ground Moving Target Indicator mission, moving the role away from aircraft and into orbit.
Jan 19, 2022
Two Russian cosmonauts on Jan. 19 completed the first in a series of up to nine spacewalks planned over 2022 to fully integrate Russia’s new multiport Prichal docking and Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory modules to the International Space Station.
Jan 19, 2022
Radian Aerospace has unveiled plans for “the world’s first fully reusable horizontal takeoff and landing, single-stage to orbit spaceplane” for sending passengers and cargo to low Earth orbit.

Missile Defense & Weapons

Jan 11, 2022
The FAA ordered the ground-stop at around 2:30 p.m. in Los Angeles “as a matter of precaution,” the agency said Jan. 11, adding that it “regularly takes precautionary measures.” 
Jan 10, 2022
The South Korean defense ministry has played down Pyongyang’s claim that it successfully tested a hypersonic missile on Jan. 5, saying that North Korea had instead launched a Maneuverable Reentry Vehicle.
Jan 05, 2022
A North Korean news agency claims the hypersonic glider maneuvered during flight to strike a target about 700 km (430 mi.) away. 
Jan 05, 2022
A Northrop Grumman announcement about a static test offers the first confirmation of the company’s role as the solid rocket motor supplier for the Lockheed Martin Precision Strike Missile.
Dec 22, 2021
A recent test release of the Raytheon GBU-53/B StormBreaker showed the effectiveness of the new small diameter bomb’s tri-mode seeker, as well as some operational limitations.

Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Nov 23, 2021
Space, missile and cyber electronics rollup BlueHalo announced its latest acquisition Nov. 23 with a deal for Asymmetrik, a boutique software provider to the U.S. intelligence community.
Nov 22, 2021
Terran Orbital, a small satellite startup that is about to go public, and BigBear.ai have signed a partnership.
Nov 13, 2021
As airpower capabilities shift to a non-kinetic focus, the service understands the need to break down obstacles that frustrate attempts to create seamless interoperability with allies.
Nov 11, 2021
Three customers are already in the books for the platforms, even before some are operational. 
Nov 10, 2021
Taiwan wants to be able to better counter “Grey Zone threats” posed by China, which the island says are designed by the mainland to “seize Taiwan without a fight.”

Supply chain

Sep 20, 2021
L3Harris Technologies announced plans to grow a classified campus in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to meet expected business demand from the Pentagon’s “growing and urgent need for advanced, resilient satellites.”
Sep 16, 2021
The two companies hinted that new rotary-wing designs could emerge from the partnership.  
Sep 14, 2021
Raytheon Technologies ramping up Performance+ supply chain squeeze as A&D giant looks to fulfill cost-cutting promise to investors.
Sep 14, 2021
Thomas Huber will lead Mercury’s “1MPACT” strategic review announced last month during its fourth-quarter fiscal 2021 earnings release, when it acknowledged a slowdown in organic business growth.
Sep 14, 2021
Vertex Aerospace, a legacy L3 Technologies unit providing logistics, MRO and supply chain management, has bought up a number of business lines from Raytheon Technologies as it moves into the latter stages of post-merger divestitures.

Budget, Policy & Operations

Jan 13, 2022
The Thai government has approved in-principle funding for the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) to acquire four new fighter jets in the next fiscal year.
Jan 12, 2022
It has become a familiar chorus from Pentagon leaders: A long-term continuing resolution would hurt the U.S. Defense Department.
Jan 11, 2022
Two fighter jets have crashed in East Asia within hours of each other in separate accidents, at least one of which has resulted in a fatality.
Jan 10, 2022
Aerospace supplier and UAV maker Kaman has restructured into three business segments from one to provide investors and stakeholders more visibility into the company’s operations.
Jan 10, 2022
The first UK military air traffic control facility to be modernized under the defense ministry’s £1.5 billion ($2.03 billion) Project Marshall has become operational.