IRGC Unveils Iran’s First Maneuvering Hypersonic Missile
The two-stage Fattah ballistic missile is described as Iran’s first maneuvering ballistic missile with enough range to achieve a hypersonic speed.
steve.trimble@… Tue, 06/06/2023 - 18:00
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Canadian Special Operations Seeks To Lease High-Altitude UAS
Canada has released a solicitation for high-altitude UAS, but the Special Operations Command is disclosing few details.
steve.trimble@… Tue, 06/06/2023 - 16:56
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Netherlands Selects Airbus Caracal To Replace Cougar Helicopter
The Netherlands has selected Airbus’ H225M Caracal transport helicopter as the future rotary-wing platform for the country’s special forces.
michael.stearn… Tue, 06/06/2023 - 16:35
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Moya Assembling Uncrewed Cargo eVTOL Prototype
Brazilian startup Moya Aero has begun assembling a near-full-scale prototype of its planned eVTOL uncrewed cargo aircraft.
michael.stearn… Tue, 06/06/2023 - 15:39
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Leonardo Unveils Redesigned Hero Rotary-Wing Uncrewed Aircraft System
The new-configuration Hero rotary-wing uncrewed air system unveiled by Leonardo Helicopters has a maximum takeoff weight of 250 kg and a new payload bay.
cory.hitt@avia… Tue, 06/06/2023 - 15:04
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SpaceX Cargo Mission Docks At Space Station
SpaceX’s 28th NASA-contracted Cargo Dragon resupply mission to the ISS docked autonomously to the orbital lab’s U.S. segment Harmony module early June 6.
michael.stearn… Tue, 06/06/2023 - 14:04
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NASA: Psyche Asteroid Mission On Track For October Launch
NASA is progressing toward an October launch of Psyche, an approximately $1 billion science mission to orbit a metal-rich, main-belt asteroid.
michael.stearn… Mon, 06/05/2023 - 22:30
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SpaceX Dragon Cargo Ship Enroute To ISS

By Irene Klotz Jun 05, 2023
A SpaceX Dragon capsule lifted off for a resupply run to the International Space Station on June 5, carrying more than 7,200 lb. of cargo.

The Weekly Debrief: Hypersonic Testing Emerges As New Layer Of U.S.-China Rivalry

By Steve Trimble Jun 05, 2023
In a sign of the rising scale and seriousness of the hypersonic competition, U.S. and China opened advanced new wind tunnels within a few days of each other.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Ending Multiyear Drama, KKR To Buy Circor For $1.6 Billion

By Michael Bruno Jun 05, 2023
Circor has agreed to be bought by private-equity investor KKR for $1.6 billion in cash, capping a multiyear corporate drama.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain
USMC Near-Term Aviation Plan Focuses On Swarming Munitions, VTOL
The USMC modernization plan for aviation focuses a starting a new loitering munition program and investing in vertical take-off and landing systems.
michael.stearn… Mon, 06/05/2023 - 19:51
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Safran In Talks To Buy Raytheon’s Flight Controls, Actuation Business

By Sean Broderick Jun 05, 2023
Safran is in talks to acquire parts of Raytheon Technologies’ flight controls and actuation business lines, the French supplier confirmed June 5.
Aircraft & Propulsion
Netherlands Selects Airbus Caracal To Replace Cougar Helicopter
The Netherlands has selected Airbus’ H225M Caracal transport helicopter as the future rotary-wing mount of the country’s special forces.
michael.stearn… Mon, 06/05/2023 - 17:10
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Denmark Plans Defense Spending Increase To Answer Ukraine War
Denmark has joined the growing list of European nations expected to increase its defense spending in response to Russia’s invasion of parts of Ukraine.
michael.stearn… Mon, 06/05/2023 - 13:44
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Japan’s New BMD Warship Set To Be World's Most Heavily Armed Destroyer
Japan's Defense Ministry has awarded Mitsubishi Heavy Industries a contract for design of its future ballistic missile defense destroyer.
cory.hitt@avia… Mon, 06/05/2023 - 08:45
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Proposed Bill Would Block U.S. Air Force Squadron Cuts

By Brian Everstine Jun 02, 2023
The proposal is called the Fighter Force Preservation and Recapitalization Act of 2023, introduced last month.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Red 6 Closes Series B Financing For AR-Aided Pilot Training

By Steve Trimble Jun 02, 2023
The capital will support Advanced Tactical Augmented Reality System, which inserts synthetic images of objects, such as aircraft, on a pilot's display.
Light Attack and Advanced Training

Westinghouse, Astrobotic Sign MOU To Explore Space Nuclear Tech

By Garrett Reim Jun 02, 2023
Westinghouse Electric Company and Astrobotic have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore development of space nuclear technologies.
Commercial Space

Heliplex Acquisition Advances Piasecki’s Hydrogen Plans

By Graham Warwick Jun 02, 2023
Piasecki Aircraft plans to convert the former Lockheed Martin Sikorsky Heliplex into an R&D center for next generation VTOL and UAS aircraft systems.
Advanced Air Mobility
Human Trafficking Prevention Effort Gains GA Support
A U.S. government initiative aimed at raising awareness of human trafficking is making inroads in the general aviation sector.
natalia.pelayo… Fri, 06/02/2023 - 17:12
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France Continuing Retrofit Of Rafale Fighter

By Helen Chachaty Jun 02, 2023
Following the March announcement of the Dassault Rafale's F4.1 standard qualification, France is continuing to retrofit the combat aircraft.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Aeroflot To Swap Swiss MRO Software For Russian-Made Product

Aviation Week Network Staff Jun 02, 2023
Aeroflot has selected a local supplier to provide an MRO software solution for its fleet, replacing the Swiss-AS AMOS it currently uses.
Maintenance & Training

Destinus Flight Tests Hydrogen Afterburner For High-Speed Project

By Guy Norris Jun 01, 2023
Destinus has flown a subscale prototype configured with a hydrogen-fueled afterburner.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Autonomy Technology At Core Of Boeing’s Wisk Takeover

By Graham Warwick Jun 01, 2023
Boeing has taken full control of self-flying air taxi developer Wisk.
Advanced Air Mobility

U.S. Suspends New START Tasks, Citing Russian Suspension

By Steve Trimble Jun 01, 2023
The move creates a new hurdle to enforcement of the current treaty, as well as completing negotiations to extend the agreement beyond 2026.
Missile Defense & Weapons