Featured Headlines

Lockheed Martin photograph Local

NASA announces QSF series to validate community response technique

An upcoming NASA supersonic research flight series will examine methodology and technology to be used in future community response testing with the agency’s Low-Boom Flight Demonstrator aircraft, or LBFD.

Navy photograph Defense

First-of-kind P-8A ground test saves $11.2 million, reduces schedule

Seeking to improve “Speed to Fleet,” a team from across the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division test and evaluation community created, developed and successfully completed capabilities-based testing and evaluation in a Live, Virtual and Constructive environment for P-8A Poseidon mission systems.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Dennis J. Hoffman Space

Air Force opens space training to allies, accelerates Space Acquisition

Citing the National Defense Strategy, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced that beginning in 2019 the Air Force is opening its space training to allies during her keynote speech at the 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo.. April 17, 2018.

Navy photograph Defense

Marines complete first F/A-18, APKWS operational flights

The Marine Corps’ F/A-18 squadrons recently flew with the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System, a highly accurate 2.75 rocket that provides air-to-ground weapon support.

army-safety Defense

Army looks to modernize safety doctrine

Sweeping changes to Army Safety doctrine, training, and ease of accident reporting are the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center's top priorities, explained Brig. Gen David J. Francis as he addressed safety professionals from around the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command recently.


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

Business

Boeing wins $58.6 million contract for missile interception technology

Posted  May 24, 2017

Boeing recently received a $58.6 million, 35-month contract from the U.S. Missile Defense Agency to demonstrate its evolved Multi-Object Kill Vehicle technology, which increases interceptors’ ability to locate and destroy missiles headed toward the United States. The U.S. Department of Defense awarded this contract on May 12. “Our MOKV concept gives the Missile Defense Agency…

Full Story »

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Chase Cannon
Defense

RPA culture continues innovation

Posted  May 24, 2017

The RQ-1 predator, later designated as the MQ-1, was the right aircraft, at the right time following the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

Full Story »

boeing-awacs
Business

Boeing completes radar upgrade for Saudi Arabia’s AWACS fleet

Posted  May 24, 2017

Boeing has completed a series of upgrades that substantially enhance the technological capabilities of Saudi Arabia’s E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft. Among the enhancements to improve radar capabilities and reduce repair time for the airborne surveillance fleet are systems that increase the original equipment’s radar sensitivity and expand the range for tracking targets….

Full Story »

Veterans

Care, benefits for veterans strengthened by $186.5 billion VA budget

Posted  May 24, 2017

In his fiscal year 2018 budget, President Donald Trump is proposing $186.5 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs. The budget request will ensure the nation’s veterans receive high-quality health care and timely access to benefits and services. The budget also supports the continued transformation of VA to rebuild the full trust of veterans as…

Full Story »

raytheon-radar
Business

New Raytheon radar showcases reliability, 360-degree capability

Posted  May 24, 2017

Raytheon’s newest integrated air and missile defense radar has been busy since its debut at the 2016 Winter AUSA tradeshow. The gallium nitride-powered Active Electronically Scanned Array proposed upgrade to the Patriot™ Air and Missile Defense has surpassed more than 1,000 hours of operation in just over a year, which is half the time of…

Full Story »