Multi-Mission Aircraft

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Oct 03, 2022
If the U.S. Air Force’s current plan succeeds, a single or a family of fully autonomous, collaborative combat aircraft (CCA) could enter service by the end of the decade, but what ... are they? 
Sep 26, 2022
Brazil’s interest in the P-8A is driven by the need to find a replacement for an aging fleet of Lockheed P-3AM Orions now performing maritime patrol.

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Aircraft & Propulsion

Oct 05, 2022
A South Korean lawmaker says that the Republic of Korea Air Force's Lockheed Martin F-35As were classified as “operationally unready” on 234 times over an 18-month period ending in June.
Oct 04, 2022
The Korean Aerospace Industries KF-21 Boramae multirole fighter is performing well in initial flight tests and matching handling qualities predicted by modeling simulations, the Republic of Korea Air Force evaluation team says.
Oct 03, 2022
The U.S. Army on Sept. 30 awarded Boeing a $63 million firm-fixed-price contract for two more CH-47F Block II Chinook helicopters.
Oct 03, 2022
Sabena says that half of the French military helicopter fleet will now benefit from its services.
Sep 30, 2022
The French defense budget will rise to €43.9 billion, the sixth consecutive annual increase.

Space

Oct 04, 2022
The Space Development Agency has awarded a $176 million agreement to Ball Aerospace to create 10 space vehicles and ground systems to test new payloads to potentially be incorporated into future National Defense Space Architecture tranches.
Oct 04, 2022
AE Industrial Partners, the leading private equity investor in aerospace and defense by deal volume, has acquired a majority stake in small satellite builder York Space Systems, the companies announced Oct. 4.
Oct 04, 2022
Planned liftoff from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on Sept. 29 was scuppered by Hurricane Ian.
Oct 03, 2022
The U.S. Space Force has awarded small satellite manufacturer Millennium Space Systems and launch service provider Firefly Aerospace contracts for its Victus Nox mission, an attempt to demonstrate the ability to launch a small satellite into low Earth orbit less than 24 hr. after requested.
Oct 03, 2022
The Space Development Agency, the defense space acquisition startup launched more than three years ago to shake up how the Pentagon acquires capabilities in orbit, is now officially part of the U.S. Space Force.

Missile Defense & Weapons

Oct 04, 2022
Seoul's introduction of Hyunmoo-5 (V), a short-range ballistic missile designed for retaliation against North Korean strategic installations in the event of a conflict, came as Pyongyang conducted its fifth test in the space of a week
Sep 29, 2022
U.S. Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall says he is encouraged by recent test successes for Lockheed Martin’s Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon, despite having previously expressed concern about the program.
Sep 27, 2022
Two new-build Kongsberg and Raytheon National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS) will arrive in Ukraine within the next two months.
Sep 27, 2022
The U.S. Army has awarded Lockheed Martin a second yearly contract for early operational capability versions of the Precision Strike Missile. 
Sep 26, 2022
A bipartisan group of senators want the Pentagon to have more authority in managing industry production lines for critical munitions, with the aid to Ukraine highlighting potential shortages in the industrial base.

Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Sep 29, 2022
Elbit Systems confirmed that it has secured a contract with the Royal Thai Navy for its Hermes 900 uncrewed aerial system.
Sep 28, 2022
The demonstrations are a key step in Lockheed Martin's plans to develop private 5G ultra wideband communications technology for military applications. 
Sep 20, 2022
The upgrade will allow the AGS aircraft to detect and track vessels moving on the water's surface and identify noncooperative targets.
Sep 14, 2022
DARPA has announced its Steerable Optical Aperture Receivers program, an effort to identify promising new approaches to optical beam steering in miniature form for use in laser communications or LiDAR.
Sep 13, 2022
Elbit Systems says it has secured a contract for EW training through simulation with an air force in an unspecified Asia-Pacific nation.

Supply chain

Oct 05, 2022
A South Korean lawmaker says that the Republic of Korea Air Force's Lockheed Martin F-35As were classified as “operationally unready” on 234 times over an 18-month period ending in June.
Oct 03, 2022
L3Harris Technologies’ move to acquire Viasat’s Link 16 Tactical Data Links product line for roughly $1.96 billion will bolster the former’s effort to remain a large, trusted disruptor for the U.S. military, while also providing cash for the latter, which is reshaping its portfolio ahead of its own major acquisition.
Sep 29, 2022
The Spanish Defense Ministry has awarded local industry with contracts to investigate “possible evolutions of the challenges of national defense, the air domain, and will detail possible solutions to face them.”
Sep 13, 2022
Boeing is making a large bet on its ability to win future fighter programs to the tune of more than half a billion dollars for four state-of-the-art fabrication, production and assembly facilities that are purpose-built for combat aircraft.
Sep 13, 2022
The U.S. Air Force now offers the mobile ad-hoc networking technology to international partners with light attack aircraft.

Budget, Policy & Operations

Oct 05, 2022
A South Korean lawmaker says that the Republic of Korea Air Force's Lockheed Martin F-35As were classified as “operationally unready” on 234 times over an 18-month period ending in June.
Oct 03, 2022
The action comes despite recent market turmoil that plunged the pound to near parity with the U.S. dollar.
Sep 30, 2022
For aid to Ukraine, the industry has struggled to ramp up production despite Pentagon funding.
Sep 30, 2022
A baseline estimate released on Sept. 30 by the F-35 Joint Program Office proposes a sharp drop in new orders for the single-engine stealth fighter in production lots beyond Lot 17.
Sep 29, 2022
Senior U.S. Air Force leaders in recent days have weighed in on China’s advancements in its fighter force, criticizing Beijing’s technical prowess but offering some praise for its inventiveness ahead of the upcoming 20th National Congress and the Zhuhai air show.