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Dec 19, 2023
The new Contested Logistics System-300 Nautical Miles (CLS-300) will enter propulsion tests before June and flight tests by the end of 2024, the company said.
Dec 19, 2023
The long-expected contract award will extend MQ-9B operations to deep within the Arctic Circle.

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Aircraft & Propulsion

Jan 04, 2024
Atlanta-based high-speed system developer Hermeus has completed ground tests of its first fully integrated Quarterhorse “dynamic iron bird” evaluation vehicle.
Jan 04, 2024
The Indonesian defense and finance ministries have decided to delay the acquisition of 12 Qatari Dassault Mirage 2000-5s due to “limited fiscal capacity.”
Jan 03, 2024
The Pakistan Air Force is planning to acquire the Chinese J-31/FC-31 combat aircraft.
Jan 03, 2024
The U.S. Army on Jan. 3 announced it ordered one Bombardier Global 6500, with options for two more.
Jan 03, 2024
DARPA has decided to move forward with a new X-plane designed by Aurora Flight Sciences.


Jan 04, 2024
Astrobotic Technology is pitching an innovative strategy for the future mining of the Moon using rocket propulsion for extraction.
Jan 04, 2024
The Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibility is particularly of interest to the U.S. Department of Defense.
Jan 03, 2024
Japanese financing and leasing company SMFL Mirai and JAXA plan to design business concepts for satellite leasing and reselling.
Jan 03, 2024
SpaceX opened its 2024 launch manifest on Jan. 2 with a Falcon 9 mission to continue building its Starlink satellite constellation.
Jan 02, 2024
India kicked off the 2024 launch calendar with deployment of an X-ray astronomy satellite from the Satish Dhawann Space Center.

Missile Defense & Weapons

Jan 03, 2024
A rapidly developed surface-to-air missile system based on MBDA’s Asraam has achieved hit rates of 90% against Russian targets in Ukraine.
Jan 03, 2024
The award to Raytheon/MBDA joint venture Comlog will supply GEM-T missiles to Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, and Spain initially, although NATO says other Patriot users are expected “to benefit from the conditions of the contract.”
Dec 27, 2023
Japan will reportedly transfer an unspecified number of MIM-104 Patriot missiles to the U.S.
Dec 22, 2023
Ukraine’s allies need to make the war-torn nation’s ground-based air defenses sustainable, an Estonian defense report suggests.
Dec 21, 2023
German lawmakers have approved €3 billion ($3.3 billion) in spending for the procurement of some 1,900 missiles.

Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Dec 14, 2023
The Defense Department has agreed to re-analyze the force structure plans for the Special Operations Command’s Armed Overwatch program, but not slow orders.
Dec 14, 2023
The Royal Malaysian Air Force has finalized a contract with Thales to acquire a Ground Master GM400α radar as the air arm continues its modernization effort.
Dec 11, 2023
The $280 billion largesse of the CHIPS and Science Act has started filtering down to the industrial centers supplying parts to Pentagon programs.
Dec 06, 2023
The payloads should be able to find, fix and track maritime ships, with weapons-level targeting accuracy, a request for information released on Dec. 5 says.
Dec 05, 2023
German defense electronics firm Hensoldt is snapping up its domestic competitor ESG for €675 million ($729 million).

Supply chain

Dec 18, 2023
Velo3D, a maker of additive manufacturing machinery for SpaceX and other aerospace and defense customers, has ousted its founding chief executive.
Dec 14, 2023
Italy, Japan and the UK's Global Combat Air Program developing a sixth-generation crewed combat aircraft will be headquartered in London, the nations say.
Dec 13, 2023
Defense Department efforts to electrify its systems and secure its supply base for batteries have taken a step forward.
Nov 23, 2023
After its invasion of Ukraine, Russia may be able to re-build its military within 6-10 years—a new white paper argues that NATO needs to have modernized before then.
Nov 22, 2023
The Danish Defense Ministry has warned of potential further delivery delays for its Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighters.

Budget, Policy & Operations

Jan 04, 2024
Russian forces have begun firing North Korean-provided ballistic missiles into Ukraine.
Jan 04, 2024
U.S. aircraft on Jan. 4 struck and killed the leader of an Iranian proxy group in Baghdad.
Jan 04, 2024
The Indonesian defense and finance ministries have decided to delay the acquisition of 12 Qatari Dassault Mirage 2000-5s due to “limited fiscal capacity.”
Jan 03, 2024
Norway is to supply two Lockheed Martin F-16 fighters and a cadre of flight instructors to support the training of Ukrainian pilots in Denmark.
Dec 28, 2023
The platform, which had been widely expected to fly this past summer, finally got airborne on Dec. 28.