B-21 Raider Advances in Flight Testing at Edwards Air Force Base

May 24, 2024 @ 11:09 AM

The B-21 Raider has commenced flight testing at Edwards Air Force Base, marking an important step toward its integration into the U.S

Russia’s MC-21 Airliner Performs Automatic Landing with Indigenous PD-14 Engines

May 24, 2024 @ 10:38 AM

Russias MC-21 aircraft executed an automatic landing in accordance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Category IIIA standards. The

Sierra Nevada Corporation to Modernize U.S.A.F.’s Survivable Airborne Operations Center Fleet...

May 24, 2024 @ 06:32 AM

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has been chosen by the U.S

MBDA Signs Contract with IAR Brasov for Integration of Marte ER on...

May 24, 2024 @ 03:47 AM

MBDA has signed a contract with Romanian aerospace manufacturer IAR Brasov to integrate the Marte ER missile onto a maritime helicopter platform for the Romanian Naval Forces, based on the Airbus H215M platform. The contract was finalized at the Black Sea Defense & Aerospace (BSDA) exhibition, held in Romania from May...

DARPA Unveils Six Design Concepts for a Low-weight, Large-payload, Long-endurance UAV

May 23, 2024 @ 06:23 PM

ANCILLARY, DARPA's program for Advanced Aircraft Infrastructure-Less Launch And RecoverY, unveils six design concepts for a low-weight, large-payload, long-endurance VTOL uncrewed X-plane. The configurations and technology designs come from a wide array of performers, from small start-up to legacy aerospace companies, broadening the network of partners contributing to the program

Airbus Launches Superconducting Electric Propulsion Demonstrator for Hydrogen-powered Aircraft

May 23, 2024 @ 11:01 AM

Airbus subsidiary, UpNext, has launched a technology demonstrator to accelerate the maturation of superconducting technologies for use in electric propulsion systems of a future hydrogen-powered aircraft. Known as Cryoprop, the new demonstrator will integrate and mature a two megawatt-class superconducting electric propulsion system cooled by liquid hydrogen via a helium re-circulation loop and developed by Airbus teams in Toulouse, France, and Ottobrunn, Germany

U.S. Navy Researchers Seek to Enhance Deck Safety, Efficiency with New Algorithm...

May 23, 2024 @ 09:23 AM

A research initiative at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Lakehurst aims to improve safety and efficiency on ship flight decks by developing an algorithm to automate aircraft tracking. The project, known as Night Operations Character Transcription & Recognition for Naval Aircraft Logistics (

PBS Leads Czech Consortium in Contract Signing with Lockheed Martin for F-35...

May 23, 2024 @ 07:09 AM

PBS Velká Bíteš, alongside Czech firms ONE3D and HiLASE, inked a

French Air Force Test Fires Improved Nuclear Capable ASMPA-R Missile from Rafale...

May 23, 2024 @ 06:19 AM

In a demonstration of its airborne nuclear deterrent capability, the French Air Force conducted a test firing of the improved, nuclear-capable ASMPA-R medium-range supersonic air-to-surface missile from a Rafale B aircraft on May 22. During the test firing, an ASMPA-R missile (without a nuclear warhead) was launched by a Rafale B of the French Air and Space Force as part of the DURANDAL operation, aimed at representing a strategic raid

Northrop Grumman's First Digitally Designed Solid Rocket Motor Passes Test

May 23, 2024 @ 05:48 AM

Northrop Grummans Common 50 High Performance (C50HP) solid rocket motor completed a static fire test at the U.S

Sikorsky, Northrop Grumman Progress in DARPA's VTOL UAS Development Program

May 23, 2024 @ 04:23 AM

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, and Northrop Grumman have advanced in developing vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) uncrewed aerial systems (UAS) under DARPAs AdvaNced airCraft Infrastructure-Less Launch And RecoverY (ANCILLARY) program. Sikorsky is conducting flight tests to mature the control laws and aerodynamics of their VTOL UAS