U.S. Air Force Tests New Tech To Thwart Drones In Middle East

By Brian Everstine Feb 03, 2023
U.S. troops in the Middle East turn to new tech and adapted missile defenses to help protect bases.
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Surveillance Balloon, Likely Chinese, Lingering Over U.S., DOD Says
The Pentagon announced the discovery on Feb. 2
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The Exploration Company Raises €40m For Reusable Space Capsule
Funds raised will be used to launch a demonstrator capsule in 2024.
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Spacewalkers Prepare ISS For Final Roll Out Solar Array Installs
Two astronauts finished  preparations for the future installation of a final pair of Roll Out Solar Arrays on the International Space Station.
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NASA Names Joe Acaba To Lead Astronaut Office
Joe Acaba was among three teachers selected by NASA to become astronauts.
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U.S. Air Force Selects Gambit Aircraft For OBSS Flight Test Phase

By Steve Trimble Feb 02, 2023
The program seeks to validate a cost-saving approach to fielding aircraft, with the Air Force’s proposed Collaborative Combat Aircraft as a potential recipient.
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Spain Planning Phased Fighter Acquisition

By Tony Osborne Feb 02, 2023
Spain is set to acquire additional Eurofighters and an unnamed fifth-generation fighter–likely the F-35–as part of a new program.
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RAF Chief Wants To Restore Planned Wedgetail Fleet To Five Aircraft
A 2021 review cut the UK's planned Boeing E-7 Wedgetail fleet from five aircraft to three.
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Rapid Electronic Warfare Update System Set For F-35 Test
The F-35 now can use the Multi-Utilization Secure Tactical And Network Ground Station, a ground system that receives and relays data from an in-flight F-35.
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Turkish Aerospace Completes First Engine Run On Hurjet
Video shows a rollout and spooling up of the Hurjet advanced jet trainer's General Electric F404 engine at Turkish Aerospace's facility in Ankara.
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Health And Safety Become Key Requirements In Next-generation Helmet
This piece is designed to educate readers to the damage career fighter pilots endure as a result of head-borne weights.
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Avalon To Showcase Post-AUKUS Australian Defense Push
A long-awaited international air show Down Under will highlight the impact of a strategic pivot by Australia since 2019.
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U.S., Indian Officials Discuss Areas Of Aerospace Cooperation

By Jen DiMascio Feb 02, 2023
The White House led high-level meetings this week with Indian officials.
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RAF A400M Will Absorb Retiring Hercules Missions By June
The service has had to compress development of C-130J missions onto the A400M.
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GA-ASI Publicly Lobbies For MQ-9 Exports To Ukraine

By Steve Trimble Feb 01, 2023
GA-ASI CEO Linden Blue is clearly frustrated with the lack of mandatory U.S. government approval to export the highly controlled weapon systems. 
Aircraft & Propulsion
RAF Training Pipeline Improving After 'External Shocks,' Chief Says
Throughput of the UK Royal Air Force’s pilot training pipeline is improving, the head of the service has insisted.
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UK University Developing AI To Predict Solar Storms
A UK university team has been awarded £520,000 ($643,400) to develop an artificially intelligent (AI) software program to predict solar storms.
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SDA Looks To Break Tranche 2 Transport Layer Into Three Variants

By Brian Everstine Feb 01, 2023
The Space Development Agency (SDA) wants to break up the Tranche 2 Transport Layer of its Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture (PWSA).
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Aurora Joins Design Competition For DARPA Liberty Lifter

By Steve Trimble Feb 01, 2023
Aurora Flight Sciences has revealed an eight-propulsor, monohull design for the DARPA Liberty Lifter program.
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SpaceX Racks Up Seven Launches In January
The company plans to pick up the pace, with an eye of up to 100 flights in 2023.
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Space, Earth Go Hand In Hand, NASA Spinoff Report Says
A 95-page NASA 2023 Spinoff publication was released Jan. 31.
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Switzerland Finishes Hornet Avionics Upgrade Work

By Tony Osborne Feb 01, 2023
Switzerland has completed a series of avionics upgrades for its McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornets.
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GKN Invests In Gripen Engine Maintenance Facilities
The investment will support maintenance of the General Electric F414 engines that equip Sweden’s new Gripen E fighters and older F404 engines on its Gripen C/D.
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Bell Unveils Military Special Mission Mod Kit Program

By Guy Norris Feb 01, 2023
Bell Textron is developing military modification kits for its commercial helicopters, targeting nations with urgent security needs but limited defense budgets.
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Demo-2 Astronauts Awarded Congressional Space Medal of Honor
Former NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley were awarded for their 2020 mission under a pioneering NASA flight services contract with SpaceX.
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