AUSA 2021 News & Analysis

Oct 19, 2021
Safran has begun producing Arriel 2E helicopter engines in Texas to support the U.S. Army’s purchase of the B-model UH-72 Lakota helicopter.
Oct 14, 2021
A developmental U.S. Army ballistic missile flew more than 499 km during an Oct. 13 flight test from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, demonstrating the maximum range of the new weapon a year ahead of a scheduled fielding date in fiscal 2023.
Oct 13, 2021
The Pentagon’s head of research and engineering wants hypersonics programs to become cheaper and show tangible successes in tests to convince doubters in the Pentagon that the weapons will be effective.
Oct 13, 2021
Heidi Grant, director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency who oversees U.S. military sales abroad, has announced she will step down after 15 months in the job.
Oct 13, 2021
Leidos is offering the Bombardier Challenger 650 as a fleet replacement or contractor-operator service for the U.S. Army’s RC-12X Guardrail Common Sensor. 
Oct 13, 2021
Commercial airliners have so far claimed immunity to cyberattacks, and Western militaries do not voice much fear that their aircraft, ships and tanks could be taken over by hackers yet. But a veteran-backed startup that offers to cybersecure their platforms’ operational technology has raised $20 million and is looking to grow.
Oct 13, 2021
Sikorsky is in talks with three more nations about possible sales of the CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift cargo helicopter, following a deal with Israel and the ongoing competition in Germany.
Oct 13, 2021
A funded effort to deliver a new turboshaft engine for the U.S. Army up to 12 months early has eroded to yield about half to one-fourth of the planned time savings, a GE Aviation official said on Oct. 13.