Spirit Aero May Not Close Asco, Bombardier Acquisitions

By Michael Bruno Sep 22, 2020
Barring the equivalent of light speed regulatory action in Europe, Spirit AeroSystems appears unlikely to close its proposed $420 million acquisition of Asco Industries—at least not under the current terms that expire Oct. 1.
Marketplace

Northrop Grumman Reveals Low-Band Jammer Candidate

By Steve Trimble Sep 22, 2020
The image reveals a pod with a dimpled outer mold line similar to the ALQ-99 low-band pods, which the winning NGJ-LB design is expected to augment and then replace. 
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Blue Origin To Resume New Shepard Flight Tests

By Irene Klotz Sep 22, 2020
Blue Origin plans to conduct its 13th New Shepard launch on Sept. 24, ending a nine-month hiatus in flight testing.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Walmart Launches Third Drone Delivery Trial

By Bill Carey Sep 22, 2020
Flight services provider DroneUp on Sept. 22 announced a pilot program with Walmart and Quest Diagnostics to deliver COVID-19 test sample collection kits by drone in North Las Vegas, Nevada.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Marine Corps, UK F-35s Embark On HMS Queen Elizabeth

By Tony Osborne Sep 22, 2020
U.S. Marine Corps F-35s outnumber their UK counterparts as they embark on the British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time as part of a joint exercise. 
Budget, Policy & Operations

Saab Moves Flight Test Gripen E To Brazil

By Steve Trimble Sep 22, 2020
Nearly seven years after Brazil's fighter selection, the first Gripen E fighter has arrived in Brazil, where it will continue a year-long flight test campaign ahead of first delivery of an operational jet in 2021.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Hyundai Teams With Seoul Incheon Airport To Test UAM

By Graham Warwick Sep 22, 2020
Hyundai Motor is continuing to build out the infrastructure side of its initiative to begin commercial urban air mobility (UAM) services by 2028.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

UK Mulling Reduced Wedgetail Order

By Tony Osborne Sep 22, 2020
The UK defense ministry is reportedly considering reducing the number of Boeing E-7 Wedgetail airborne early warning aircraft it plans to purchase.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Iceye Closes $87M Funding Round For SAR Constellation

By Irene Klotz Sep 22, 2020
Finland-based Iceye has closed an $87 million series C financing round to complete its planned 18-satellite constellation of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) microsatellites and to build a U.S. manufacturing and engineering hub. 
Commercial Space

NASA Estimates Moon Landing Will Cost $28B

By Irene Klotz Sep 21, 2020
Key to the effort is Congressional appropriation of $3.2 billion in fiscal 2021 for commercially developed Human Landing Systems, NASA says.
Space

House Democrats File Continuing Resolution Bill

By Lee Hudson Sep 21, 2020
House Democrats have filed a bill that would fund the federal government through Dec. 11 to avoid a shutdown on Oct. 1.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Textron Aviation Machinists Avoid Strike, Accept New Labor Contract

By Molly McMillin Sep 21, 2020
Textron Aviation avoided a strike by its hourly workforce when members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers accepted the company’s final offer of a new four-year labor contract on Sept. 19. 
Marketplace

Military Training, C4ISR Provider Cubic Fights Takeover

By Michael Bruno Sep 21, 2020
Cubic, a military training and command, control, computers, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) services provider, has adopted a so-called poison pill to ward off a potentially hostile takeover attempt by activist hedge fund Elliott Management.
Budget, Policy & Operations

FAA Unveils Policy For Drone Type Certification

By Bill Carey Sep 21, 2020
The FAA has announced its policy for approving drone designs as a special class of aircraft.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Dutch Industry Benefits From Turkish F-35 Suspension, Report Says

By Tony Osborne Sep 21, 2020
Dutch industry has benefited from an additional $19 million in contracts since Turkey’s suspension from the F-35 program, a national report has confirmed. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

The Weekly Debrief: How B-1Bs, B-52s Become Hypersonic Missile Carriers

By Steve Trimble Sep 21, 2020
One of the few big storylines on the military aviation beat to emerge this year with no links at all to the COVID-19 pandemic is the U.S. Air Force’s…
Missile Defense & Weapons

Northrop Wins AEHF Replacement Payload Rapid Prototyping Work

By Lee Hudson Sep 21, 2020
The U.S. Space Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a $298 million contract to rapidly prototype the payload for the Evolved Strategic Satellite Communications program that will ultimately replace the Advanced Extremely High Frequency system. 
Space

Don’t Overlook Science In Rush To Moon, Experts Caution

By Mark Carreau Sep 21, 2020
Much of the growing global enthusiasm for a post-Apollo return to the Moon with human explorers is focused on the lunar south pole.
Space

Houston Airshow Moves Ahead With Pandemic Strategy

By Mark Carreau Sep 21, 2020
Over more than three decades, the Commemorative Air Force Wings Over Houston Airshow has allowed patrons to stroll among exhibits of vintage World War II aircraft as well as the military’s latest fighters.
Budget, Policy & Operations

OneWeb Aims To Resume Satellite Launches In December

By Irene Klotz Sep 21, 2020
OneWeb has renegotiated its contract with Arianespace and plans to resume launching its broadband satellite network in December, pending court approval of its Chapter 11 reorganization plan.
Commercial Space

LE-9 Engine Problems Delay MHI’s H3 Space Launcher

Sep 21, 2020
Development of the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) H3 has slipped at least three months following the discovery of faults during testing of the…
Commercial Space

Austria Selects AW169 as Alouette Replacement

By Tony Osborne Sep 21, 2020
Austria has selected the military version of Leonardo’s AW169 twin-engine intermediate light helicopter to replace its fleet of 1960s-era Aerospatiale Alouette III. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Selected U.S. Military Contracts For The Week Of Sept. 14 - 18, 2020

Sep 21, 2020
Selected U.S. military contracts from the past week.
Defense and Space

The Week Ahead In Aerospace & Defense

Sep 21, 2020
News in brief
Defense and Space

Daily Briefs

Sep 21, 2020
Brief news items of interest to aerospace & defense professionals.
Defense and Space

 

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