Netherlands Wants New Medium-Range SAM

By Tony Osborne Sep 11, 2020
The Netherlands has begun to hunt for a new medium-range air defense system to replace its Norwegian Advanced Surface to Air Missile System II.
Missile Defense & Weapons

U.S. Space Force Tests New SATCOM Anti-Jam Capability

By Lee Hudson Aug 26, 2020
The U.S. Space Force has completed a milestone test for the mitigation and anti-jam enhancement capability part of the Wideband Global SATCOM program.

UK Airport To Install Drone Threat Detection System

By Tony Osborne May 28, 2020
Bristol Airport plans to install a drone threat management system following a successful three-month pilot project.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

NASA Buys Extra Soyuz Seat For $90.2M

By Irene Klotz May 12, 2020
In case SpaceX needs more time to begin commercial service of its Crew Dragon transportation system to the International Space Station, NASA has bought a seat aboard the next Russian Soyuz flight, scheduled to launch in October.

ESA Scales Down Science Operations

By Thierry Dubois Mar 25, 2020
The European Space Agency is reducing on-site personnel at its mission control center in Darmstadt, Germany, and switching some science missions into standby mode.

Wizz Air Launches ACARS Over IP Service In Europe

By Bill Carey Jan 10, 2020
Hungarian LCC Wizz Air has launched SITAOnair’s internet protocol (IP)-based airline operations messaging service in Europe.
Air Transport

Evidence Shows Iranian Missile Downed PS752, Trudeau Says

By Jen DiMascio Jan 09, 2020
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says initial intelligence points to an Iranian surface-to-air missile bringing down PS752.
Air Transport

Airbus Commits To UK Presence Despite Brexit

By Tony Osborne Jan 09, 2020
Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury has said the company is committed to its operations in the UK despite Brexit.
Air Transport

FAA Prohibits U.S. Carriers From Overflying Iran, Iraq

By Bill Carey Jan 08, 2020
The FAA issued Notices to Airmen (NOTAM) the evening of Jan. 7 prohibiting U.S. civil aircraft operators from using airspace over Iraq, Iran, the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.
Air Transport

Space Force Awaits Trump’s Signature

Dec 18, 2019
The House voted 280-138 on Dec. 17 to pass a four-bill fiscal 2020 national security appropriations package that includes funding for a Space Force.

UK To Launch Drone Register

By Tony Osborne Jul 25, 2017
Owners of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) weighing more than 250 grams (0.5 lb.) will have to register their systems and undertake a safety awareness test, the UK government has announced.
Business Aviation

Saab Finishes Gripen/Meteor Integration Trials

By Tony Osborne Jul 09, 2014
LONDON — Sweden looks set to become the first country to declare an operational capability with the MBDA Meteor air-to-air missile, following the…

India Seeks Help In Reducing Trainer Aircraft Weight

By Jay Menon Jul 09, 2014
NEW DELHI — India has sought technical assistance from international airframe design firms to help reduce the weight of its intermediate jet trainer,…

Germany Considers Case-By-Case Arming Of UAVS

Jul 09, 2014
The German military should acquire UAVs that can be armed on a case-by-case basis after parliamentary approval, German Defense Minister Ursula von…

Northrop Takes Prime Spot On T-X Team With BAE Systems

Jul 09, 2014
Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems have agreed to shift roles on their team for pursuit of the forthcoming U.S. Air Force T-38C fast-jet trainer…

Trainer Deals Generate Simulation Business For CAE

By Graham Warwick Jul 09, 2014
International sales of advanced trainers are generating business for training system suppliers, with simulator specialist CAE announcing orders for…

Kongsberg To Complete Development Of Joint Strike Missile

By Tony Osborne Jul 09, 2014
LONDON — The Norwegian government has awarded a NOK1.1 billion ($180 million) contract to Kongsberg Defense to finish development of the Joint Strike…

Aerostar Upgrades MiG-21s For Mozambique

By Tony Osborne Jul 09, 2014
LONDON — Romanian maintenance and upgrade house Aerostar has completed the overhaul and upgrade of eight MiG-21 fighters for the air arm of…

Inmarsat Picks SpaceX For S-band Satellite Launch

Jul 09, 2014
BORDEAUX, France — Inmarsat has selected SpaceX to launch a new S-band satellite in 2016, and potentially two additional Inmarsat missions before the…

Newport News Pulls Ford Carrier’s Chain

Jul 09, 2014
NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia — During a pierside tour earlier this year of the Gerald R. Ford next-generation carrier at Newport News Shipbuilding, U.S…

U. S. Defense Department Major Weapon Systems, Fiscal 2015

Jul 09, 2014

Select aerospace and defense contracts for the week of June 30 - July 3, 2014.

Jul 09, 2014
Select aerospace and defense contracts for the week of June 30 - July 3, 2014. Selected aerospace and defense contracts for June 30, 2014 U.S. Air…

U.K. Begins Operations With New Reapers

By Tony Osborne Jul 09, 2014
LONDON — The U.K. Royal Air Force (RAF) has begun operations with its second batch of General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles over…

Investigators Eye Third-Stage Turbine As F-35 Remains Grounded

Jul 09, 2014
Investigators have narrowed their focus to the third stage turbine of the F135 engine as the likely source of a fire that erupted June 23 as an F-35A…

MBDA Test Fires CAMM Missiles

Jul 09, 2014
SEA CEPTOR: European missile manufacturer MBDA has completed the first firings of its Sea Ceptor missile during trials in Sweden. Two firings, the…