U.S. Navy

By Brian Everstine
Naval Air Systems Command announced March 8 that it had issued a flight clearance for the fleet after all operators grounded their V-22s following a November 2023 crash.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Brian Everstine
The U.S. Navy is now in a “source selection environment” for its future F/A-XX fighter.
Aircraft & Propulsion

The Air Force will receive a classified directed energy system last among the three armed services participating in the High Energy Laser Scaling Initiative.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

By Brian Everstine
The U.S. Navy is approaching a total of $1 billion in munitions expended in the Red Sea and Eastern Mediterranean.
Missile Defense & Weapons

By Brian Everstine
U.S. aircraft and ships took down scores of drones and missiles, including several before they were launched in Yemen, as part of the broad defense of Israel.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Steve Trimble
Boeing has displayed a model of an armed variant of the MQ-25 Stingray carrier-based tanker featuring two Lockheed Martin AGM-158C LRASMs.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Steve Trimble
The Navy’s CCA target amounts to roughly half the Air Force’s target unit cost.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Guy Norris
The Navy contract comes as the Defense Department faces a major shortfall in SRM production capacity.
Space Symposium

By Brian Everstine
The Osprey will take over fleet replenishment duties for Naval Air Force Atlantic beginning in 2025.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Steve Trimble
Choices by Air Force and Navy leaders highlight an age-old tension: preserve present-day capacity, or trade readiness today for capability tomorrow?
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Guy Norris
The award represents a breakthrough into solid rocket propulsion for Ursa Major, and comes as the Pentagon faces a major shortfall in SRM production capacity.
Missile Defense & Weapons

By Steve Trimble
The Integrated Test Event 12 (ITE-12) evaluated the full weapons release process for the captive-carry, free flight evaluation missiles.
Missile Defense & Weapons

By Garrett Reim
The U.S. military wants terminals to connect with multiple satellite constellations.
Commercial Space

Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Brian Everstine
The U.S. Navy will buy Group 2 solar-electric uncrewed aerial systems from Kraus Hamdani Aerospace to be used by U.S. Marine Corps units.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Brian Everstine
The U.S. Navy in March received the first of 22 former Swiss Air Force Northrop F-5s that will be converted to adversary aircraft for Navy and Marines training.
Light Attack and Advanced Training

By Sean Broderick, Michael Bruno, Steve Trimble, Irene Klotz, Guy Norris
Boeing’s new leadership in Commercial Airplanes and at the top are likely just the beginning of major changes at the manufacturing giant.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

By Brian Everstine
The U.S. Navy’s drastic cut to its next-generation fighter was a conscious decision to deal with congressionally imposed budget cuts.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Steve Trimble
The decision means the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) fleet will operate without Fire Scouts that were envisioned to perform several surveillance and attack missions.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

By Brian Everstine
After years of scattered attempts to keep pilots in service failed to change the trend, the Air Force is renewing outreach to its aircrews.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Brian Everstine
The U.S. Navy has begun modifications to its P-8 sub-hunting fleet with delivery of the first aircraft to Boeing for the Increment 3 Block 2 update.
Multi-Mission Aircraft

By Garrett Reim
The U.S. Navy plans to soon issue a request for proposals for a shipboard antenna that can connect to up to 15 different satellite constellations at once.
Space

By Steve Trimble, Brian Everstine
Facing a reduction to its expected budget next year, the military cuts back on near-term aircraft procurement.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Brian Everstine
The U.S. Navy and Boeing have resolved an impasse on intellectual property and data rights around the F/A-18 which will extend production for about two years.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Matthew Fulco
While the U.S. remains the world’s paramount military power, its defense industrial base has significant shortcomings compared to China’s.
Budget, Policy & Operations