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Test & Measurement

Flight-Testing of New Airbus A321XLR Gathers Momentum

Following the maiden flight of A321XLR development aircraft MSN11000, two more prototypes, currently in advanced stages of manufacture, will join the certification flight-test...

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Materials

Ceramic Matrix Composites Offer Lighter, More Durable Engine Parts

If you're looking for the next cool idea in sustainable aviation, Pratt & Whitney's (P&W) Andy Lazur may have just the thing. Only it’s designed to run hot.

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Propulsion

The Sky is No Longer the Limit Celebrating 75 Years of Air Force Technology

Since its inception, the mission of the United States Air Force has been to fly, fight, and win — delivering airpower anytime, anywhere in defense of our nation.

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Weapons Systems

Air Force Technology Timeline

On the U.S. Air Force's 75th anniversary, see a timeline of how far it has come technology-wise.

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Transportation

Northrop Grumman and Boom Supersonic Collaborate on New Supersonic Aircraft

A new supersonic aircraft tailored to provide quick-reaction capabilities to the U.S. military and allies will be offered through a collaborative agreement...

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Aerospace

NASA, GE Complete Historic Hybrid-Electric Propulsion Tests

Sustainable aircraft of the future are going to need propulsion systems that can use technology to generate power comparable to the equipment used in today’s commercial jets....

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Propulsion

Raytheon, Northrop Grumman Complete Second Hypersonic Weapon Flight Test

Raytheon Missiles & Defense, in partnership with Northrop Grumman, successfully completed its second flight test of the scramjet-powered Hypersonic...

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Transportation

SAE International Extends Call for Abstracts, Seeks Submissions for AeroTech Conference

Engineering Events staff at SAE International in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, have extended the call for abstracts through September 21 for the...

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Test & Measurement

Evaluation and Test Requirements for Liquid Rocket Engines

This Standard establishes test and evaluation requirements related to the development, qualification (or certification), and acceptance (flight production unit) of liquid propellant rocket engines and associated propulsion systems.

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Defense

US Marine Corps to Get MQ-9A Extended Range Unmanned Aircraft Systems

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) was awarded a contract for eight MQ-9A Extended Range (ER) Unmanned Aircraft Systems as part of an ARES...

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Aerospace

Full-Scale Micro-launcher Rocket

Micro-launchers such as Orbex Prime give satellite manufacturers a dedicated launch service, in contrast to larger, ‘rideshare’ launchers, where small satellites are often a secondary payload, and frequently face significant delays.

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Aerospace

Rocket Factory In-A-Box Missile Propulsion Anytime, Anywhere

AFRL’s Rocket Factory In-a-Box (RFIB) program is developing a mobile, containerized Solid Rocket Motor (SRM) production capability by aggregating revolutionary design and...

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Design

Joby Aviation Announces Acoustic Data from NASA Testing

AFWERX Agility Prime partner Joby Aviation, a California-based company developing an all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, recently completed developmental...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Air Force Propulsion Team Continues Flow Visualization Study

Team members with the 717th Test Squadron, 804th Test Group, Arnold Engineering Development Complex at Arnold Air Force Base are continuing to collect shadowgraph measurements...

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Unmanned Systems

Air Force and Lockheed Martin Complete ARRW Hypersonic Boosted Test Flight

The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin successfully conducted a hypersonic-boosted flight test of the AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) from the...

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Defense

Hybrid Auxiliary Propulsion System

Leonardo DRS Inc.
Arlington, VA
571-447-4624
www.leonardodrs.com

Leonardo DRS Inc. recently announced that it has again been awarded a contract by Eastern Shipbuilding Group to provide the...

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Motion Control

Electric Satellite Thruster

IVO Ltd.
Bismark, ND
+1 701-390-9567
https://ivolimited.us/

IVO Ltd., a company that specializes in capacitive based technologies, recently unveiled the IVO Quantum Drive, the first pure electric...

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Unmanned Systems

Underwater Acoustic Communication System

DSIT Solutions Givat Shmuel, Israel
+(972-3) 531-3333
www.dsit.co.il

DSIT Solutions recently launched WhitePointer, a state-of-the-art underwater acoustic communication system that enables...

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Unmanned Systems

Experimental Assessment of Entanglement for an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle with an Open, Three-Bladed Propeller

This research evaluates the entanglement of an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) operating in marine vegetation common to...

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Unmanned Systems

GA-ASI Installs First V-Tail from GKN Aerospace onto MQ-9B RPA

The first V-tail from GKN Aerospace has been received by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and installed onto an MQ-9B SkyGuardian® Remotely Piloted...

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Research Lab

Scientists Work to Enhance Faster-Than-Sound Jet Engines

Almost 75 years ago, U.S. Air Force pilot Chuck Yeager became the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound. Engineers have been pushing the boundaries of ultrafast flight...

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Research Lab

Purdue Strengthens National Security Focus with New Propulsion Lab

Purdue University’s work in national security took another giant leap forward with university trustees’ approval of a state-of-the-art high-speed propulsion...

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Manned Systems

Abort Motor for NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Successfully Tested

Northrop Grumman Corporation and Lockheed Martin successfully performed the final full-scale ground test of the abort motor for NASA’s Orion spacecraft Launch Abort System...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Optical Flow Visualization Applied to Jet Engine Testing

Working together with a local business and academic professionals at the University of Tennessee Space Institute, Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) team members at...

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Aerospace

Electrified Propulsion for Aerospace: Where to Start?

In the eVTOL marketplace there is no common ground yet regarding the number of propulsion modules.

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Propulsion

Boeing Demos MOSA Progress on Apache Attack Helicopter

Boeing recently used its Crewstation Advanced Technology Testbed to demonstrate progress toward implementing a Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) on the AH-64 Apache attack...

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Energy

Airbus and CFM International to Pioneer Hydrogen Combustion Technology

Airbus has signed a partnership agreement with CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines, to collaborate on a hydrogen...

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Photonics/Optics

Research Could Lead to Noise Reduction in Aircraft Engines

Through a Small Business Innovative Research contract awarded to MetroLaser, Inc., by the U.S. Navy, a system is being developed to measure the gas velocity of engine exhaust to...

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Propulsion

Honeywell Engine Selected to Power DEFIANT X® Helicopter

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, and Boeing announced Honeywell as the engine provider for DEFIANT X®, the advanced helicopter for the U.S. Army’s Future Long-Range Assault...