Multi-Mission Aircraft

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Jan 17, 2023
A re-winging project completed during the past five years has extended the airworthiness of each of the C-138s by 33,000 flight hours.
Jan 16, 2023
While details of the agreement remain limited, the aircraft is likely to be based on KAI’s MC-X tactical transport aircraft concept.

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Aircraft & Propulsion

Jan 31, 2023
U.S. President Joe Biden appeared to dismiss the possibility of directly providing Lockheed Martin F-16s to Ukraine.
Jan 30, 2023
The KC-46’s developmental history is a story of U.S. Air Force work-arounds.
Jan 30, 2023
As it currently stands today, all future F-15EXs delivered to the Air Force will look noticeably different than the first two prototypes.
Jan 30, 2023
The flights over water pave the way for the first landings of the VSR700 onto a French Navy frigate, currently planned for the end of Q1 2023.
Jan 30, 2023
A decade since first flight in January, 2013, China's AVIC is looking at more missions for the Xian Y-20 strategic airlifter.

Space

Jan 30, 2023
NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover has completed the caching of 10 samples of rock cores gathered from its Jezero Crater landing site.
Jan 26, 2023
Space startups raised a record-setting $550 million in private and public capital and grant funding during the first quarter of fiscal 2022.
Jan 26, 2023
The test confirmed that a 3D-printed engine could operate for long periods at full throttle with a rotating detonation approach to combustion.
Jan 25, 2023
It was Rocket Lab’s first from the Wallops Island facility, opening a new venue for the Electron rocket and marking a new beginning for the Virginia spaceport.
Jan 24, 2023
It is time to complete space programs that have been long-standing thorns in the side of the U.S. military, a U.S. Air Force official says.

Missile Defense & Weapons

Jan 30, 2023
The program should be considered the “most successful hypersonic air breathing flight test program in U.S. history,” DARPA says. 
Jan 25, 2023
The U.S. Army in the next two months will award multiple large contracts to replenish its stocks of critical munitions that have been sent to Ukraine.
Jan 24, 2023
Raytheon Technologies will merge its two defense divisions under the Raytheon brand.
Jan 24, 2023
The solicitation comes four months after the DIU solicited for a modular payload that can be demonstrated at hypersonic speeds within 18 to 24 months.
Jan 23, 2023
The agreement comes as research and development intensifies in the U.S. to catch up with hypersonic weapons developments by both China and Russia.

Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Jan 25, 2023
The Pentagon on Jan. 25 issued an updated version of its decade-old guidance governing the development of autonomous systems.
Jan 25, 2023
All deliveries from the sole-source contract are expected to be completed within two years of the award of an $87 million, sole-source contract.
Jan 19, 2023
The recent demonstration at Northrop’s new 5G lab included AT&T’s private 5G network and Fujitsu’s Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN)-compliant infrastructure.
Jan 19, 2023
The Netherlands is looking to purchase additional payloads for its General Atomics MQ-9A Reaper.
Jan 18, 2023
Program officials now say they are waiting for flight test data before Technology Refresh 3 is approved to enter production on Lot 15 aircraft.

Supply chain

Jan 27, 2023
Lockheed Martin Ventures has invested an undisclosed amount in Machina Labs, a robotic sheet metal forming startup.
Jan 24, 2023
Raytheon Technologies will merge its two defense divisions under the Raytheon brand.
Jan 04, 2023
Part of the Kalyani Group, Bharat Forge claims a leading position as a large metallurgical design and engineering expertise shop in India.
Dec 13, 2022
The Polish military prime is hoping to participate in the KAI KF-21 fighter program which could see development of a new variant.
Dec 05, 2022
The U.S. Defense Department is working with the contractors who are building critical munitions for Ukraine to find sticking points in their supply chains.

Budget, Policy & Operations

Jan 31, 2023
U.S. President Joe Biden appeared to dismiss the possibility of directly providing Lockheed Martin F-16s to Ukraine.
Jan 27, 2023
Momentum for the handover of fighters to supplement Ukraine’s remaining air defense fleet of Soviet-era Sukhoi Su-27s and RAC MiG-29s is gradually gaining.
Jan 25, 2023
The U.S. Army in the next two months will award multiple large contracts to replenish its stocks of critical munitions that have been sent to Ukraine.
Jan 24, 2023
Col. Yurii Ihnat, spokesman for Ukraine’s Air Forces Command, said the type of aircraft likely to be provided has been determined.
Jan 24, 2023
Canada’s parliamentary auditing agency has launched an independent review of the government’s decision to acquire 88 F-35As.