China May Have Operational ASAT Program, Reports Say

By Jen DiMascio Mar 31, 2020
China appears to have developed at least one and perhaps three direct-ascent anti-satellite programs, one of which appears to have been declared operational, according to a pair of reports issued March 30 on global space threats. 
Space Symposium

U.S. Navy Awards Boeing $1.5B P-8A Contract

By Lee Hudson Mar 31, 2020
The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing a $1.5 billion production contract for 18 P-8A Poseidon aircraft.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Carbon-Neutral Fuel Plants Planned Across Scandinavia

By Graham Warwick Mar 31, 2020
Swedish startup Liquid Wind has announced plans to build a series of commercial-scale, renewable-fuel plants across Scandinavia.
Aircraft & Propulsion

New Stimulus Requirements Could Set High Bar For A&D Aid

By Michael Bruno Mar 31, 2020
Aerospace and defense manufacturers and suppliers looking to tap the U.S. government’s new coronavirus-related treasure trove of loans and guarantees will first have to show they could not find financing elsewhere, and they must not lay off more than 10% of their workforce through September.
Budget, Policy & Operations

USAF Announces New Major Deficiency On KC-46

By Lee Hudson Mar 31, 2020
Excessive fuel leaks discovered in July are severe enough the government thinks that lives or critical assets could be at risk.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Lockheed Upgrading M-Code, Interim GPS Ground System

By Jen DiMascio Mar 30, 2020
Lockheed Martin says it is taking the final steps to ensure that the jam-resistant Military Code (M-Code) signal for GPS satellites is declared operational this year. 
Space Symposium

DOD Makes Common Missile Warning Architecture Progress

By Lee Hudson Mar 30, 2020
April will serve as a milestone month for the nascent U.S. Space Force. Not only will the new acquisition council meet for the first time, the service will also submit recommendations to the chief on unified missile warning architecture.
Space

S. Korean F-16s May Receive Foe Identification Upgrade

By Lee Hudson Mar 30, 2020
The U.S. State Department has green lighted a potential $194 million sale that would allow South Korea to upgrade its F-16 Block 32 aircraft with identification friend-or-foe (IFF) and other advanced systems.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Saab Developing 3D-Printed Battle Damage Repair Capability

By Tony Osborne Mar 30, 2020
Saab is developing a containerized battle-damage repair system for its Gripen combat aircraft that will use additive manufacturing to get aircraft back in the air.
Budget, Policy & Operations

New Raytheon Technologies To Start Operations April 3

By Michael Bruno Mar 30, 2020
United Technologies and Raytheon said March 30 they received the necessary antitrust and other regulatory approvals to complete their merger, and that their newly combined company should be born April 3.
Budget, Policy & Operations

House Defense Policy Bill Markup Delayed

By Lee Hudson Mar 30, 2020
Complying with COVID-19 safety guidelines, the House Armed Services Committee is delaying its previously scheduled markup of the fiscal 2021 defense authorization bill.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Pandemic Cuts New-Aircraft Needs 25% Through 2025, Analysts Say

By Sean Broderick Mar 30, 2020
A 40% drop in global revenue passenger miles followed by a rapid snap-back and leveling out of 5% year-over-year growth starting in 2023 would cut near-term new-aircraft demand about 25% from pre-coronavirus pandemic estimates, Vertical Research Partners analysts conclude. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Stratolaunch Unveils Hypersonic Test Design Details

By Guy Norris Mar 30, 2020
As Stratolaunch continues preparations to restart flight tests of its giant carrier aircraft next fall, the company has unveiled new details of the rocket-powered hypersonic vehicle fleet it plans to deploy for high-speed flight research and development.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Meteorite Study Suggests Martian Water Came From Multiple Sources

By Mark Carreau Mar 30, 2020
The water that appears to have once flowed and pooled abundantly on Mars likely came from at least two sources during the Solar System’s early planet-forming epoch, a study says.
Space

North Macedonia Joins NATO

By Tony Osborne Mar 30, 2020
The Balkan state of North Macedonia has joined NATO, the 30th nation to come under the alliance’s defensive umbrella. Skopje’s joining was confirmed on March 30, as the country’s flag was raised outside NATO headquarters in Brussels.
Budget, Policy & Operations

OneWeb Satellites Cuts Staffing, Citing COVID-19

By Irene Klotz Mar 30, 2020
OneWeb Satellites said March 30 it is temporarily furloughing an undisclosed number of employees at its Titusville, Florida, manufacturing facility, citing slowing supply chains and travel disruptions due to the spread of COVID-19. 
Space

DOD Buys 8,000 Ventilators To Combat COVID-19

By Lee Hudson Mar 30, 2020
The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency modified an existing contract to purchase 8,000 ventilators from four companies pegged at $84 million as part of the Pentagon’s response to combat the novel coronavirus.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Airbus Halts Production In Spain As Government Locks Down

By Tony Osborne Mar 30, 2020
Airbus is pausing production in Spain as Madrid introduces more restrictive lockdown measures to battle the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Supply Chain

Safran Strives To Maintain Production Activity

By Thierry Dubois Mar 30, 2020
Safran is facing a drop in production capacity as it struggles to keep factories operating despite the combination of logistics and human resources problems due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Marketplace

NASA Proposal Would Study Universe Expansion

By Mark Carreau Mar 30, 2020
Among four astrophysics mission finalists recently selected for potential funding by NASA is the LargE Area burst Polarimeter, a low-cost proposal to observe Gamma Ray Bursts from a spot on the truss of the International Space Station.
Space

Flight Test Aircraft Join Italy’s COVID-19 Fight

By Tony Osborne Mar 30, 2020
Italian aerospace and defense company Leonardo is providing Italian state authorities access to fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters that the company normally uses for flight trials as Italy fights to deal with the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Next-Generation Seastar Amphibian Gets Airborne

By Tony Osborne Mar 30, 2020
Dornier Seawings has completed the first flight of its new-generation Dornier Seastar amphibious aircraft.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Space Force Supports U.S. Navy COVID-19 Relief Efforts

By Lee Hudson Mar 30, 2020
The U.S. Space Force is assisting in the nation’s effort to combat the novel coronavirus by providing additional bandwidth to the USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) hospital ship that arrived in Los Angeles March 27.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Selected U.S. Military Contracts For The Week Of March 23 - 27, 2020

Mar 30, 2020
Selected U.S. military contracts for March 23 U.S. ARMY Southwest Valley Constructors, Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been awarded a $524,000,000…
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