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

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

The Warbird Community Sees Preserving History As Its Purpose

By William Garvey Mar 26, 2020
“Anybody with enough money can buy one.”
Aircraft & Propulsion

HyperSpace Unveils Hypersonic Combined-Cycle Engine Concept Tests

By Guy Norris Mar 25, 2020
Hybrid-electric turbine-based combined-cycle concept under evaluation for U.S. Navy hypersonic applications and commercial developments.
Emerging Technologies

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

Flight Test Moves First U.S. Hypersonic Weapons Out Of Research Phase

By Steve Trimble Mar 20, 2020
The March 19 test means the technology can transition into weapon systems development for the Army and Navy, the Pentagon says.
Missile Defense & Weapons

AFRL Completes Gray Wolf Missile Engine Testing

By Steve Trimble Mar 20, 2020
A new, low-cost turbojet designed to power future generations of swarming cruise missiles has completed flight testing, the Air Force Research Laboratory announced on March 19.
Missile Defense & Weapons

Defense Aircraft Opportunities In South America

By Daniel Urchick Mar 20, 2020
A look at military requirements across the continent that may translate into orders over the next decade.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Contractor Issues Blamed For Four-Year Polish Aegis Ashore Delay

By Tony Osborne Mar 19, 2020
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency is planning for its Poland-based Aegis Ashore complex to be operational by 2022, four years later than originally planned.
Missile Defense & Weapons

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

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

Missile Defense Agency Seeks Two-Year Schedule Bump For New GBI Option

By Steve Trimble Mar 17, 2020
Advanced ICBMs drive faster schedule, but can MDA deliver?
Missile Defense & Weapons

Document Likely Shows SM-6 Hypersonic Speed, Anti-Surface Role

By Steve Trimble Mar 12, 2020
The terse reference in a written submission by Navy officials to the House Armed Services Committee on March 11 also likely offers the first proof that the SM-6 Block 1B remains in development.
Missile Defense & Weapons

The Week in Defense, March 12-19, 2020

By Jen DiMascio Mar 12, 2020
Where weapons exports are going; Russian mercenaries hit U.S. UAS; Rocket Lab’s next NRO launch; and a Sea Venom Trial.
Defense and Space

Schedule For New ICBM Interceptor Accelerated

By Steve Trimble Mar 11, 2020
A series of requests for information to industry since last fall has generated proposals to accelerate the current, 10-year schedule.
Missile Defense & Weapons

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

U.S. Suspects UAS Shot Down By Russian Mercenaries

By Steve Trimble Mar 10, 2020
The Russian private military company used a “sophisticated Russian air defense system,” according to U.S. Africa Command chief Gen. Stephen Townsend's testimony to the HASC.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Missile Warning, Defense Become First USSF Missions

By Lee Hudson Mar 10, 2020
“Soon we will release an inaugural doctrine” for the Space Force, Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett said March 10 in Washington.
Space

MBDA Conducts First Qualification Firings Of Sea Venom Missile

By Tony Osborne Mar 10, 2020
MBDA says it has completed the first qualification firing trial of its Anglo-French Sea Venom/Anti-Navire Leger anti-ship missile.
Missile Defense & Weapons

Middle East SAM Discovery Highlights F-35’s Evolving Role

By Steve Trimble Mar 09, 2020
A top F-35 program official shared an operational anecdote highlighting the aircraft’s latent capability against surface-to-air missile systems.
Defense and Space

Korean Air Designs Stealth Drone Demonstrator

By Bradley Perrett Mar 09, 2020
The design is for a considerable aircraft with a span of 16 m. But funding is needed.
Aircraft & Propulsion

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

The Week In Defense, March 5-12, 2020

By Jen DiMascio Mar 06, 2020
Triton production halted; Maxar sees geospatial services growth: FAA certifies training simulator and issues with nuclear modernization.
Budget, Policy & Operations

MDA Halts Airborne Concepts For Boost Phase Intercept

By Steve Trimble Mar 05, 2020
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has shelved a proposal to use the F-35 to shoot down ballistic missiles, and paused another study looking at firing lasers at missiles from unmanned aircraft systems, the agency’s director said March 4. 
Missile Defense & Weapons

 

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