Raytheon Gets $1.2B For Nasams As Part Of Ukraine Air Defense Push

By Brian Everstine Dec 01, 2022
The award marks the latest step to increase Ukraine’s air defenses, with the leaders of multiple nations pledging additional support.
Missile Defense & Weapons
Artemis I Orion Begins Trek Back to Earth
Successful execution of DRO departure burn is the first of two major maneuvers needed to place the uncrewed capsule on course toward a Pacific Ocean splashdown.
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Pentagon Creates Office To Connect Contractors With Private Capital
The new Office of Strategic Capital aims to help with the development of key technologies with new connections to funding.
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FCAS Deadlock Cleared, Dassault’s Trappier Says
But just days later Trappier appeared on French radio to say that the German-Spanish announcements had been premature.
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Ukrainian Conflict Holds Lessons On Dispersal, Munitions: Think Thank
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has confirmed the threat posed from long-range fires such as ballistic and cruise missiles.
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KAI Secures Egyptian Partner For Potential Trainer Requirement

By Tony Osborne Dec 01, 2022
The arrangement emerges as KAI reportedly pursues the potential sale of as many as 100 T-50 Golden Eagle jet trainers to the Egyptian Air Force.
Budget, Policy & Operations
Thailand Completes Gripen MS20 Upgrade, Awaits F-35 Nod
Thailand is among the last Gripen users to embark on the upgrade, primarily due to a lack of funding.
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Airbus To Stop Buying Russian Titanium Within Months

By Thierry Dubois Dec 01, 2022
Airbus will cease procuring titanium from Russian suppliers in what is now a matter of months, according to Michael Schoellhorn, Airbus Defence and Space CEO.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain
DARPA Taps General Atomics To Begin Designing Liberty Lifter
DARPA has selected General Atomics Aeronautical Systems to complete a preliminary design of a C-17-size, double-fuselage freighter.
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Artemis I Orion ‘Go’ To Depart Lunar Orbit

Dec 01, 2022
The 1 min. 45-sec. DRO departure maneuver is scheduled for Dec. 1 at 4:55 p.m. EST, followed by a 3 min. 27 sec. Earth return lunar flyby maneuver on Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. EST.

Airbus To Flight-Test Fuel Cell Engine From 2026

By Thierry Dubois Nov 30, 2022
Airbus plans to flight-test a hydrogen fuel cell engine on its modified A380 testbed, as it already intended to do with a hydrogen-fueled turbofan. 
Emerging Technologies
Aerospace Moving Too Slowly On Sustainability, Faury Says
Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury warned the aerospace industry is not moving fast enough.
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Amazon Web Services Performs Satellite Edge Computing Experiment

By Garrett Reim Nov 30, 2022
The cloud computing subsidiary of Amazon conducted the demonstration over the past 10 months.
Emerging Technologies

Spacecom Looks To Improve Capability As Commerce Department Steps Up

By Brian Everstine Nov 30, 2022
Shifting space debris tracking to the Commerce Department will free Spacecom up to focus on the “why” of movement in space.

Russian Company To Renew Half its Satcom Fleet By 2030

By Jen DiMascio Nov 30, 2022
The operator hopes to attract government money to build other new satellites.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Airbus Eyes 50% Emissions Cut With Rotorcraft Demonstrator

By Tony Osborne Nov 30, 2022
Airbus Helicopters hopes demonstrator can prove out technologies to reduce their carbon emissions by 50%.
Emerging Technologies

Europe Adopts Strategy For Widespread Drone Use

By Graham Warwick Nov 30, 2022
Another foundation has been laid for advanced air mobility in the EU with the adoption of the European Drone Strategy 2.0.
Advanced Air Mobility

Sustainable Fuel, Technologies Will Push Up Flying Costs, ‘But Are Essential’

By Karen Walker Nov 30, 2022
Turning commercial air travel into a sustainable, carbon net-zero industry will make flying more expensive and airlines may have to change their business models, experts acknowledge.
Airlines & Lessors
Production Contracts Signed For CAMM-ER Air Defense Missiles
MBDA’s Common Anti-Air Modular Missile-Extended Range is to move into production following Italy’s approval of the acquisition.
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Gripen E Receives Restricted Type Certificate From Brazil, Sweden

By Steve Trimble Nov 30, 2022
The milestone approval keeps the Saab Gripen E on track to enter service next year with the Brazilian Air Force and in 2025 with the Swedish Air Force.
Aircraft & Propulsion

UK Wedgetail Delivery Slowed By Pandemic Supply Chain Issues

By Tony Osborne Nov 30, 2022
First delivery of the Boeing E-7 Wedgetail airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft to the RAF has been pushed back 12 months.
Supply Chain
Japan Expands KC-46 Order As It Seeks To Double Defense Budget
Japan is set to increase its Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker fleet from four aircraft to six.
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NASA Awards ICON $57m To Develop 3D Printer For Lunar Structures

By Garrett Reim Nov 30, 2022
NASA has awarded ICON of Austin, Texas, a $57.2 million contract to develop a 3D printer for building lunar infrastructures such as landing pads, roads and habitats.
Plan Unveiled For U.S.-Canada AAM Flight Corridor
Canadian vertiport startup VPorts and the U.S.-based Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance have announced an agreement to establish a corridor for electric aircraft connecting Mirabel, Canada, and Syracuse Hancock International Airport in New York.
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Wait For Front Line Holding Up RAF Training Pipeline

By Tony Osborne Nov 29, 2022
The UK Royal Air Force’s flight training pipeline is being stressed by queues of personnel waiting to reach the front line, industry officials involved in the UK’s Military Flight Training System say. 
Light Attack and Advanced Training