Hypersonic X-60A Testbed Passes Ground Test Milestone

By Guy Norris Jan 15, 2020
AFRL's X-60A hypersonic flying testbed has moved a step closer to initial flight tests. ...
Defense and Space

ESA Still Hopes For 2020 ExoMars Rover Launch

By Thierry Dubois Jan 15, 2020
ESA has made progress with an ExoMars 2020 parachute problem and hopes the probe will be ready for launch this summer. ...
Defense and Space

Toyota Pumps $394M Into eVTOL Startup Joby

By Graham Warwick Jan 15, 2020
Joby Aviation now is the most well-funded startup in the emerging electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) air taxi market. ...
Aerospace

NASA Spacewalkers Resume ISS Battery Upgrade

By Mark Carreau Jan 15, 2020
NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch resumed efforts Jan. 15 to replace aging batteries on the International Space Station. ...
Defense and Space

Requirements Creep Plagues MUX Program

By Lee Hudson Jan 15, 2020
The Marine commandant points to the MUX effort as an example of requirements creep and how the services must be more disciplined. ...
Defense and Space

U.S. Navy, Boeing Fly Upgraded IR Sensor On F/A-18E/F

By Steve Trimble Jan 15, 2020
The new pod will become one of the key capabilities for the F/A-18E/F Block III that is scheduled to enter flight testing in a few months...
Defense and Space

Investment Firm Shopping For A&D Testing Companies

By Michael Bruno Jan 15, 2020
Investment firm L Squared Capital Partners is looking to acquire small companies focused on aerospace and defense. ...
Defense and Space

Be Ready If You Lose GNSS Signal, Airbus Advises Pilots

By Thierry Dubois Jan 15, 2020
As operators report an increasing number of GNSS signal losses related to radio frequency interference, Airbus is reminding pilots of the...
Air Transport

Lab Shortfalls Concern Asteroid Sample Scientist

By Mark Carreau Jan 15, 2020
“I would put us in the red-risk for being ready at the national level for sample analysis of the Osiris-Rex materials,” the mission's pri...
Defense and Space

Japan Requests Info For F-35 Flight Training System

By Bradley Perrett Jan 15, 2020
The Japanese Ministry of Defense is seeking information on an unspecified training system for Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning pilots. ...
Defense and Space

BridgeComm, Boeing Developing New Mesh Comms Network

By Jen DiMascio Jan 15, 2020
BridgeComm and Boeing’s HorizonX are exploring applications for a new, ultra-high-speed communications network for systems on land, in th...
Defense and Space

France Contracts Dassault, Thales for Sigint Falcon 8X

By Tony Osborne Jan 15, 2020
The Archange aircraft will use Thales’ CUGE universal electronic warfare payload, and will replace the French Air Force's two C-160G Gabr...
Defense and Space

With OpFires, Lockheed A Six-Time Hypersonic Winner

By Steve Trimble Jan 15, 2020
Lockheed Martin has won a sixth prime contractor role in a U.S. hypersonic missile program. ...
Defense and Space

Daily Briefs

Jan 15, 2020
Brief news items of interest to aerospace & defense professionals. ...

Raymond Becomes First Space Force Commander

By Jen DiMascio Jan 14, 2020
Gen. John Raymond is now officially in charge of the first new U.S. military service to be created in more than 70 years. ...
Defense and Space

Terrafugia Flies eVTOL For Carmaker Geely In China

By Graham Warwick Jan 14, 2020
A Twitter posting shows a subscale eVTOL aircraft flying carrying the branding of Chinese automaker Geely. ...
Aerospace

Colorado Scales Back Probe Of Drone Sightings

By Bill Carey Jan 14, 2020
After finding no evidence of criminal drone activity, Colorado’s Department of Public Safety “scaled back proactive operations." ...
Aerospace

Rocket Lab Moving To Long Beach, California

By Irene Klotz Jan 14, 2020
Rocket Lab is building a new headquarters, mission control center and production complex in Long Beach, also home to rival Virgin Orbit. ...
Defense and Space

Small-Satellite Launcher, USAF Partner On Propulsion Testing

By Irene Klotz Jan 14, 2020
Startup ABL Space Systems is working with AFRL to develop and test propulsion elements for unspecified launch vehicles. ...
Defense and Space

DOD To Award Counter-SUAS Contracts In April

By Lee Hudson Jan 14, 2020
The Pentagon plans to award contracts in April for three to five counter-small unmanned aircraft systems for use in the Middle East. ...
Defense and Space

Airbus Begins Untethered Flights Of CityAirbus eVTOL

By Graham Warwick Jan 14, 2020
Airbus conducted the first untethered flight of its CityAirbus eVTOL air-taxi demonstrator at the end of 2019. ...
Business Aviation

Personal eVTOL Startup Names New CEO, Plans Sales Tour

By Graham Warwick Jan 14, 2020
Opener, developer of the BlackFly personal eVTOL aircraft, is testing an initial batch of 30 vehicles ahead of a planned North American s...
Business Aviation

Counter-Drone System In Place At London Heathrow

By Bill Carey Jan 14, 2020
A custom-made anti-drone system has been deployed at London Heathrow Airport (LHR), using technologies from different manufacturers. ...
Air Transport

Boeing, Sikorsky Submit Proposals For German STH Helo Requirement

By Tony Osborne Jan 14, 2020
Boeing says it expects Berlin to issue a contract award for a fleet of 44-60 helicopters plus sustainment and training in 2021. ...
Defense and Space

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