Northrop Grumman successfully delivers spacecraft bus to L3Harris

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced recently the successful delivery of an ESPAStar-D spacecraft bus from Gilbert, Ariz., to L3Harris in Melbourne, Fla. The platform supports the Navigation Technology Satellite-3 (NTS-3) mission for the Air Force Research Laboratory set to launch from Cape Canaveral in 2022. Built to provide affordable, rapid access to space, ESPAStar-D can accommodateRead More

Switzerland selects F-35 Lightning II for future air defense requirements

The Swiss Federal Council announced Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II is the aircraft selected from its New Fighter Aircraft competition. Switzerland will become the 15th nation to join the F-35 program of record, joining several European nations. “We are honored to be selected by Switzerland and look forward to partnering with the Swiss government, public,Read More

Rafael’s new missile system combines AI & deep learning algorithms for creating 5th- generation weapon system

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has unveiled its new Sea Breaker maritime and land-based long-range missile that combines artificial intelligence and decision-making algorithms to create a fifth-generation weapon system. “Sea Breaker provides surgical, pin-point precision strikes from stand-off ranges of up to 300 km. It features an advanced IIR (Imaging Infra-Red) seeker, ideal for engagement ofRead More

Air Force’s Cyberspace Wing looking out for new method for defensive cyberspace operators

The Air Force’s 67th Cyberspace Wing is experimenting with a new method for doling out tasks to defensive cyberspace operators. Previously, squadron and group commanders were left out of the operational chain of command, primarily serving in an organize, train and equip role. This was the case despite the deep background in cyberspace operations theseRead More

Beacon Red, Quali to deliver cyber training & testing environments to GCC countries

United Arab Emirates firm Beacon Red and US-based Quali announced an agreement to work together to deliver cyber training and testing environments to Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Beacon Red CEO Mauricio De Almeida told Defense News that the joint cybersecurity services will be available to all six nations in the bloc, which includes Saudi Arabia,Read More

UAE awards contract worth Dh3.5b to ADSB for 4 offshore patrol vessels

The United Arab Emirates has awarded a Dh3.5 billion contract to Abu Dhabi Ship Building to produce four Falaj 3-class offshore patrol vessels, the largest-ever order for the company. ADSB, a subsidiary of the local defense conglomerate Edge, announced the contract with the Emirati Defense Ministry and the Navy on Tuesday. “The contract mandates ADSBRead More

US Navy tests 1st live-fire of hypersonic rocket motor

The US Navy and its industry team conducted the first live-fire test of the rocket motor, which will propel the Navy’s Conventional Prompt Strike offensive hypersonic missile and the Army’s Long Range Hypersonic Weapon. The Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs office tested the first-stage solid rocket motor, or SRM, in Promontory, Utah. Northrop Grumman developed theRead More

Croatia government to buy 12 second hand F3-R fighter jets worth $1.2 billion

Croatia’s government has made a decision to buy 12 second-hand Rafale F3-R fighter jets from France for the country’s Air Force, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said. “The purchase of the multirole fighter aircraft will strengthen Croatia’s position as a member of NATO and a partner within the European Union. For the first time, weRead More

Biden administration nominates Kendall and Jones to lead US Air Force

The Biden administration has officially nominated Frank Kendall to serve as secretary of the Air Force and Gina Ortiz Jones for undersecretary of the Air Force. The announcement, made by the White House recently. Kendall is best known as the Pentagon’s top acquisition official during the Obama administration from 2012 to 2016. As undersecretary ofRead More

Lockheed Martin, Thales Australia finalize Teaming Agreement to develop sovereign weapons manufacturing capabilities

Lockheed Martin and Thales Australia have finalized a teaming agreement advancing the delivery of an Australian guided weapons manufacturing capability in support of a sovereign national guided weapons enterprise. The agreement will see experienced strategic industry partners in Lockheed Martin and Thales Australia cooperate in the design, development and production of Lockheed Martin’s Long RangeRead More