The Nearly Decade-long Story That Led To NGAD Flight Demonstrator

By Steve Trimble Sep 21, 2020
How a massive budget cut, a DARPA program and a lengthy internal debate transformed the NGAD program.
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HH-60W Live-Fire Testing Begins

Sep 18, 2020
The HH-60W Jolly Green II combat search-and-rescue helicopter has begun live-fire testing of its three primary weapons–the GAU-2, GAU-18 and GAU-21.
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USAF Creates Contract Vehicle For Future MQ-9 Orders

By Steve Trimble Sep 18, 2020
A standard timeline for awarding an MQ-9 contract after an acquisition decision was 380 days, or 12.5 months, but now the terms have been pre-negotiated.
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General Atomics Debuts MQ-9 Ghost Reaper

By Lee Hudson Sep 18, 2020
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems debuted its MQ-9 Block 5 Ghost Reaper concept at the U.S. Air Force’s largest trade show, rebranding the counterinsurgency platform to fit the service’s vision for the Advanced Battle Management System.
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Lockheed Martin Sets 2025 Goal For Laser-Equipped Fighters

By Steve Trimble Sep 18, 2020
Lockheed has established new testing and manufacturing facilities to support a notional plan to transition a self-defense laser pod to a tactical aircraft by 2025.
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AFRL Mulls Experimental Navigation Satellite Follow-On Production

By Steve Trimble Sep 18, 2020
The potential follow-on order is one of three options in consideration for the Navigation Technology Satellite program (NTS)-3.
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Podcast: What’s Next for the U.S. Air Force’s Next Generation Air Dominance Program

By Jen DiMascio Sep 18, 2020
Aviation Week editors discuss the roots of the service’s Next Generation Air Dominance program, its use of digital engineering to speed development and some of the obstacles it may face in the future.
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Is MQ-9 An Attritable Aircraft Contender?

By Lee Hudson Sep 16, 2020
The U.S. Air Force is on the hunt for attritable aircraft to round out its inventory, but the service may already have what it needs in the MQ-9, according to the manufacturer.
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Lockheed Unveils Speed Racer UAS To Prove Digital Engineering

By Steve Trimble Sep 16, 2020
The Speed Racer project harkens back to the Skunk Works' origins as the company that built the first XP-80 in 143 days and the first U-2 in less than nine months.
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USAF Inches Closer To KC-46 Vision System Decision

By Lee Hudson Sep 15, 2020
The head of the U.S. Air Force’s mobility fleet needs more data from Boeing on the KC-46 Remote Vision System (RVS) upgrade plan to determine if an interim fix is worth taking the maintenance downtime.
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BAE Fly-By-Wire Selected For AS2 Supersonic Project

By Guy Norris Sep 15, 2020
Supersonic business jet developer Aerion has selected BAE Systems to develop and integrate a fly-by-wire flight control system for the AS2 high-speed aircraft.
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Venus Research Effort Hints At Possible Life

By Mark Carreau Sep 14, 2020
A British-led research effort has caught a possible low probability hint of biological activity in the high altitude cloud layers of neighboring Venus.
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Full COVID-19 Recovery For F-35 Deliveries Pushed To 2022

By Steve Trimble Sep 14, 2020
Lockheed Martin F-35 deliveries postponed by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the supply chain will not fully recover by the end of 2021, a company executive told Aerospace DAILY. 
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Reaper Replacement Reveals Bold New GA-ASI Vision

By Steve Trimble Sep 14, 2020
The company that invented the unmanned hunter-killer mission unveils a concept for the legendary MQ-9’s replacement.
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Elbit Wins U.S. Missile Warning Contract For F-16s

By Steve Trimble Mar 06, 2020
Elbit Systems of America will install pylon-based infrared missile warning systems for Air National Guard F-16s.
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