Teledyne Reveals UK Energetics Brand Under Ongoing Transformation

By Michael Bruno Aug 05, 2020
Teledyne Technologies, a smaller but significant U.S. defense contractor, is unveiling a new British-oriented missiles and explosives business unit, Teledyne Energetics UK, representing the latest move in a push for international diversification.
Missile Defense & Weapons

SES Signs Launch Contracts With SpaceX, ULA

By Irene Klotz Aug 05, 2020
SpaceX will fly a pair of SES’s new satellites on a Falcon 9 rocket in 2022, with an option for a second flight for an undisclosed third satellite. ULA will launch another two SES spacecraft on an Atlas V, also in 2022, SES announced.
Space

Spanish Government Makes Defense Commitments To Keep Airbus Jobs

By Tony Osborne Aug 05, 2020
Spain could lead development of a jet trainer to train pilots for the FCAS as part of an effort to bolster Airbus’ in-country presence.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Opinion: The UK’s OneWeb Gamble

By Antoine Gelain Aug 05, 2020
The odds of repurposing the satellites for GNSS are limited.
Commercial Space

SpaceX Prototype Starship Survives Low-Altitude Hop

By Irene Klotz Aug 05, 2020
A prototype Mars-class reusable spaceship developed by SpaceX took a nearly 500-ft (150 m) hop off a launch stand near Brownsville, Texas, on Aug. 4, marking the company’s first successful Starship test flight in a year. 
Space

Demo-2 Crew Cheers Public/Private Spaceflight Achievement

By Mark Carreau Aug 04, 2020
Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken praised the NASA/SpaceX team behind their test flight and expressed hope the public/private partnership continues to thrive.
Space

Brown Sworn In As U.S. Air Force Chief

By Lee Hudson Aug 04, 2020
Gen. Charles Brown will be the 22nd Air Force chief of staff and the first African-American to hold the post.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Next Virgin Orbit Flight Test To Carry NASA CubeSats

By Irene Klotz Aug 04, 2020
As it incorporates lessons learned from the abbreviated debut flight of its LauncherOne small satellite rocket, Virgin Orbit said Aug. 3 it is planning for a second demonstration mission before year’s end, with NASA agreeing to use the launch to put 11 experimental cubesats into orbit.
Space

Bartolomeo, Airbus’s Research Satellite Alternative

By Mark Carreau Aug 04, 2020
Bartolomeo, an external platform developed to commercially support scientific research and technology development payloads outside the International Space Station Space (ISS), should be ready to host its first projects by mid-2021, according to developer Airbus Defense and Space.
Space

U.S. Navy Will Have Active Role In September F135 Test

By Lee Hudson Aug 04, 2020
After one year of preparation, the U.S. Navy and Air Force are using innovative technology to collaborate remotely on an F135 propulsion test.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Daily Briefs

Aug 04, 2020
Brief news items of interest to aerospace & defense professionals.
Defense and Space

Triumph Sells Aerostructures Composites To Arlington Capital Partners

By Michael Bruno Aug 03, 2020
Triumph Group has announced a significant step forward in shedding some aerostructures businesses, revealing a definitive agreement to sell its composites operations to private equity investor Arlington Capital Partners.
Marketplace

Lockheed Proposes THAAD Variant For Hypersonic Interceptor

By Steve Trimble Aug 03, 2020
Lockheed Martin has chosen a proposed new variant of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system to compete for the sea-based Regional Glide Phase Weapon prototyping program.
Missile Defense & Weapons

Small Satellite Launch Startup ABL Eyes Demos

By Michael Bruno Aug 03, 2020
Small satellite launcher ABL Space Systems has disclosed around $90 million in new defense contracts plus investments from Lockheed Martin and venture capitalists, powering the startup through a three-launch demonstration of the RS1 launch vehicle and GS0 deployable launch system early next year, the company said Aug. 3.
Space

Collins Close To Air Combat Training System Deal

By Lee Hudson Aug 03, 2020
Collins Aerospace is on the brink of closing a deal with its first international customer for a next-generation air combat training device that the U.S. Navy and Air Force will use for the F-35.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Russia To Hasten Development Of Sukhoi S-70 Combat UAV

By Maxim Pyadushkin Aug 03, 2020
Deliveries of the Sukhoi S-70 Okhotnik (Hunter) unmanned combat air vehicle to the Russian military will start in 2024, the head of Russia’s United Aircraft Corp., Yury Slyusar, told President Vladimir Putin at an Aug. 3 meeting.
Aircraft & Propulsion

The Weekly Debrief: Cruise Missile Defense Gains Popularity With USAF

By Steve Trimble Aug 03, 2020
Once a mission prioritized mostly by the U.S. Army and Navy, the U.S. Air Force is now seeking to experiment with low-cost options to intercept cruise missiles, potentially expanding an arsenal that today consists solely of the relatively high-cost and inventory-limited AIM-120C missile
Missile Defense & Weapons

BOEING

Aug 03, 2020
BOEING has $265m US Army contract to another nine (now 24) MH-47G Block II Chinook helicopters.
Defense and Space

USAF Defines Price Range For 'Attritable' UAS

By Steve Trimble Aug 03, 2020
The unit price for a new AttritableONE family of low-cost, unmanned aircraft systems will fall into a gap between “expendable” and “exquisite” categories within the U.S. Air Force inventory.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Japan Seeks Single Prime Contractor For F-X

By Bradley Perrett Aug 03, 2020
Japan has begun seeking a single prime contractor for the F-X fighter program, with the end of October reported as the target for concluding a contract.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Selected U.S. Military Contracts For The Week Of July 27 - 31, 2020

Aug 03, 2020
Selected U.S. military contracts from the past week.
Defense and Space

The Week Ahead In Aerospace & Defense

Aug 03, 2020
News in brief
Defense and Space

Daily Briefs

Aug 03, 2020
Brief news items of interest to aerospace & defense professionals.
Defense and Space

SpaceX Demo-2 Flight Test Ends With Crew Splashdown

By Irene Klotz Aug 02, 2020
NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, flying as test pilots for the SpaceX Demonstration Mission-2 (Demo-2), landed in flat seas and 2 mph winds at 2:48 p.m. EDT, capping NASA’s six-year effort to restore U.S. human orbital flight capability after the space shuttles’ retirement in 2011. 
Space

NASA Demo-2 Crew Departs ISS For Aug. 2 Splashdown

By Mark Carreau Aug 02, 2020
The third and final phase of the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule's two-month test flight will conclude Sunday with an 11-min. de-orbit burn of the capsule's Draco engines, which will be followed by an atmospheric re-entry and a parachute descent into the Gulf waters on Aug. 2.
Space

 

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