U.S. To Declare Space Fence Operational

By Jen DiMascio Mar 27, 2020
Made by Lockheed Martin, Space Fence is expected to vastly increase the number of objects in orbit that can be tracked from Earth.
Space

Modified 737s, G550s Emerge As Contenders For U.S. Army Intel Fleet

By Steve Trimble Mar 27, 2020
A return to peer-to-peer competition has shifted priorities for the Army’s intelligence branch.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

DARPA Automates Dogfighting To Develop Pilot Trust In AI In Combat

By Graham Warwick Mar 27, 2020
The coronavirus crisis postpones algorithmic competition, but DARPA pushes ahead with development of AI for air combat.
Emerging Technologies

U.S. Marines Sacrifice Key Aviation Assets

By Lee Hudson Mar 27, 2020
The U.S. Marine Corps proposes a massive force structure shift, the largest for the amphibious force in nearly two decades.
Budget, Policy & Operations

GA-ASI Adapts Gray Eagle For U.S. Army's FVL Future

By Steve Trimble Mar 27, 2020
The U.S. Army's Future Vertical Lift program has focused on future rotorcraft, but GA-ASI pursues the MQ-1C role for Advanced UAS.
Defense and Space

Research To Improve Icing Detection Moves Toward Testing

By Graham Warwick Mar 26, 2020
A European Union-funded research project to improve aircraft ice protection is preparing upgraded wind tunnels for testing of a hybrid system capable of detecting icing caused by supercooled large droplets (SLD).
Safety, Ops & Regulation

KF-X Radar Prototype Close To Ground Testing

By Kim Minseok Mar 25, 2020
The demonstration phase of the KF-X radar program is over. A production-representative prototype is being built.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

ADD, Hanwha Close To Testing KF-X Radar Prototype

By Bradley Perrett Mar 23, 2020
Radar development for the Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) KF-X is moving toward production of a prototype, following evaluation of a technology demonstrator in Israel and South Korea.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Post-Brexit Defense Review Challenged By Costs And Coronavirus

By Tony Osborne Mar 20, 2020
Despite COVID-19 Britain is undertaking its biggest defense and foreign policy review since Cold War.
Defense and Space

Pending Contract Continues Work On E-2D Radar Upgrade

By Steve Trimble Mar 19, 2020
A pending U.S. Navy contract will continue development and testing of a congressionally-directed radar upgrade option for the Northrop Grumman E-2D. 
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Marines Dial Back UAS Strategy

By Lee Hudson Mar 19, 2020
The U.S. Marine Corps has opted to pursue an unmanned family-of-systems instead of having one large expensive air vehicle.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Developing Fighter Radar, LIG Nex1 Compacting Array

By Bradley Perrett Mar 18, 2020
LIG Nex1 is this year beginning a fourth phase in its effort to develop an advanced fighter radar, aiming at reducing the size of transmission and reception units so it can squeeze more power into the nose of a combat aircraft.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Roper Cites Research Work On Coating To Cloak IR Signatures

By Graham Warwick Mar 17, 2020
A coating that could cloak objects from infrared sensors by controlling their thermal radiation has been demonstrated by researchers at U.S. universities, with funding support from the U.S. Air Force and Navy.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

BAE Systems Starts THAAD Seeker Upgrade

By Steve Trimble Mar 17, 2020
Lockheed wants BAE to design and manufacture a new generation of infrared seekers for THAAD.
Missile Defense & Weapons

Philippines Chooses Japanese Radar In Landmark Deal—Report

By Bradley Perrett Mar 13, 2020
The contract for four sensors appears to be the most significant Japanese arms export contract since the country’s 2014 decision to lift its self-imposed ban on selling military equipment abroad.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Lack Of NATO AGS Flights Prompts IOC Questions

By Tony Osborne Mar 12, 2020
At least two verification flights were planned for January, but Aerospace DAILY understands no RQ-4 flights have taken place from Sigonella.
Aircraft & Propulsion

New SABR-Y Variant Of JDAM Tail Kit Enters Production

By Steve Trimble Mar 10, 2020
Boeing has started delivering a new version of the Joint Direct Attack Munition tail kit with improved resistance to GPS jamming.
Missile Defense & Weapons

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.
Air Warfare Symposium

USAF Crafts Unique Internal Bidding Plan For ABMS

By Steve Trimble Mar 06, 2020
The five-year spending plan for the Advanced Battle Management System comes with some new and unique strings attached.
Air Warfare Symposium

Rotary-Wing Assets Vital for UK Carrier Protection

By Tony Osborne Mar 06, 2020
Key helicopter programs to protect new UK carriers are behind schedule, so race is on to get them ready for the first deployment.
Vertical Lift

Honeywell To Reveal World’s Most Powerful Quantum Computer

By Michael Bruno Mar 03, 2020
Honeywell declared March 3 that it had achieved a “breakthrough” in quantum computing that will lead it soon to reveal the “world’s most powerful quantum computer.”
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Vulnerabilities Prompt Debate On Irish Air Defense

By Tony Osborne Mar 03, 2020
Can Ireland continue to rely on its British neighbors to meet its air defense needs, or should it stand on its own two feet?
Budget, Policy & Operations

Thornberry: Nuclear Modernization Most Contentious

By Lee Hudson Mar 02, 2020
The most contentious U.S. defense issue lawmakers will debate before crafting the fiscal 2021 defense policy bill is nuclear modernization, a senior lawmaker says.
Air Warfare Symposium

UK Facing AEW Capability Gap, Auditors Say

By Tony Osborne Feb 27, 2020
The UK will face a gap of at least nine months in its airborne early warning capability after deciding to retire its Boeing E-3 Sentry fleet by December 2022.
Air Warfare Symposium

DOD Deems MQ-8C Not Operationally Effective, Suitable

By Lee Hudson Feb 25, 2020
The U.S. Navy has disclosed the fiscal 2021 budget request for the Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout is not directly tied to solving problems discovered in operational testing, but fixes are slated before first deployment.
Defense and Space

 

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