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Five Missile-Tracking Satellites Launched

Five missile-tracking satellites designed and manufactured by L3Harris Technologies launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida in February, as part of the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor (HBTSS) program and the Space Development Agency’s (SDA) Tranche 0 (T0) Tracking Layer program.

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Original Equipment
Energy

GM Defense Adapts Hummer EV for Military Concept Vehicle

GM Defense announced in July 2022 that the U.S. Army selected it to provide a battery-electric vehicle for analysis and demonstration. As a subsidiary of General Motors, that...

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Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

What Today’s Advances in Radar Technology Mean for Testing and Training

Technology advancements in RF, digital hardware, active electronically scanned arrays, synthetic aperture radar and cognitive electronic warfare have necessitated advances in test and training systems.

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Weapons Systems

Waging a War for EV Materials Security

Conflict over natural resources and human history are inseparable. Wars waged directly or indirectly over control of commodities, trade routes, water, food sources and arable soil have been the...

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Weapons Systems

Raytheon, DARPA Push Forward with Hypersonic Weapon Design

Raytheon Company and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have made progress in hypersonic flight with the Tactical Boost Glide (TBG) hypersonic weapons program....

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Automotive

Northrop Grumman Will Fit Its Scramjet Combustors to Raytheon’s Hypersonic Missile

Unlike vehicles with conventional rocket engines, which carry oxygen onboard, the Northrop Grumman’s hypersonic propulsion system – which first...

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Aerospace

Lockheed Martin Announces Latest Hypersonic Progress at Le Bourget

Lockheed Martin Corporation successfully flight tested the AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) on a U.S. Air Force Boeing B-52 Stratofortress. The captive...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Lockheed Martin’s “Non-Operational” Space Fence Detects Indian Anti-Satellite Operations While Still in Test Mode

A breakup field from a recent Indian anti-satellite test was detected by the Lockheed Martin-developed U.S. Air Force...

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Manned Systems

Militaries Choose Marvin Test Solutions MTS-3060A with Enhanced Flight-Line Test Capabilities, Cybersecurity

Marvin Test Solutions Inc. – a provider of test solutions for aerospace, defense, and manufacturing organizations – is...

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Weapons Systems

SES to Outfit Sikorsky UH-60A Black Hawk Helicopters with Unitech Composites Weapons Pylons

Unitech Composites, a Unitech Aerospace company in Hayden, Idaho, is providing its Lightweight Armament Support Structure (LASS) composite...

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Power

Generation Orbit’s GOLauncher1 Is Officially the Air Force’s X-60A Hypersonic Flight Research Vehicle

The United States Air Force (USAF) has designated the GOLauncher1 (GO1) hypersonic flight research vehicle as X-60A. The vehicle...

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Manned Systems

Three Stages of Separation: Bidding Farewell to the Delta II Launch Vehicle

The upcoming launch of the NASA Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) will be the last liftoff for the Delta II rocket, whose reliability made it...

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Weapons Systems

Pratt & Whitney Receives $437M for Continued Adaptive Engine Development

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. based in East Hartford, Conn., was awarded a $437-million contract modification by the U.S. Air Force...

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Manned Systems

NASA Selects Frontier Aerospace to Continue Development of New Deep Space Thruster

NASA’s Space Technology and Mission Directorate (STMD) awarded Simi Valley, Calif.’s Frontier Aerospace Corporation with “Tipping Point” funding to...

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Manned Systems

Ministry of Defense of Qatar Orders 28 NHIndustries NH90 Multirole Military Helicopters

Leonardo, a high-tech aerospace, defense, and security company in Rome, will deliver 28 NH90 medium, twin-engine, multirole military helicopters valued...

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Manned Systems

Northrop Grumman Acquires Orbital ATK, Adds Solid Rocket Motors to Space Portfolio

Northrop Grumman Corp., an aerospace and defense technology company in Falls Church, Va., has acquired Orbital ATK Inc., one of only two leading U.S....

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

OA-X Contender Moonlights as AFRL Testbed

Months have passed since the United States Air Force (USAF) finished the first phase of its light attack aircraft experiment. The OA-X assessment, which took place at Holloman Air Force Base (AFB)...

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Defense

Recoated and Ready

Air superiority comes at a cost. The U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-22 Raptor may arguably be the most capable air superiority fighter ever built, but the aircraft has lingered in depots due to a variety of substantial...

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Defense

New SAE Standard Focuses on Manufacturing Management

A soon-to-be-published SAE International standard, AS6500, is designed to encourage suppliers and OEMs to put more focus on manufacturability during the early phases of a product’s...

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