A crew at the 53rd Wing on Eglin AFB, Florida, loaded five of the 2,150-lb. cruise missiles on an F-15E, with a JASSM on each wing and aft conformal fuel tank station, as well as another on the belly hard point.
Stratolaunch’s six-engine Roc carrier aircraft returned to the air on April 29, just more than two years after making its flight debut in 2019, with a 3-hr., 14-min. test sortie from the company’s Mojave Air & Space Port facility in California.
The Northern Ireland-based business of Spirit AeroSystems has added research, development and consultancy firm Intrepid Minds Robotics to its team developing the UK’s Lightweight Affordable Novel Combat Aircraft demonstrator.
Weapons and sensors for 12 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. MQ-9B Sky Guardians for a previously announced potential sale to Australia have been confirmed by a required U.S. government agency notification.
A Broad Area Announcement (BAA) entitled “Enhanced Hypersonic Defense,” which the MDA released on April 12, requests companies to submit white papers by May 12 for the Glide Phase Interceptor (GPI) program.