Raytheon Technologies Defense Operations Balancing Weak Aerospace Market
Posted on Thu, 30 Jul 2020 16:13:10 +0000 EST

Formed at the start of the historic COVID-19 pandemic, the new Raytheon Technologies is doing as well as can be expected. The merger of Raytheon and United Technologies Corp (UTC) …

Embraer Consolidates Bizjet Product Line
Posted on Wed, 22 Jul 2020 07:00:44 +0000 EST

Embraer has quietly consolidated its business jet product line.  The Brazilian manufacturer has withdrawn certain of its older models from production amid a renewed focus on its best-selling and Praetor …

Airbus and Boeing Report June 2020 Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries
Posted on Thu, 16 Jul 2020 07:00:11 +0000 EST

Deliveries Improve as Boeing and the FAA Complete Three Days of 737 MAX Certification Test Flights by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent, Forecast International. Boeing and Airbus delivered 10 and 36 …

Navigating the DoD Acquisition Budget During Uncertain Times
Posted on Mon, 29 Jun 2020 07:00:22 +0000 EST

  Massive federal deficits, exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis, have raised serious questions about the future of U.S. defense spending.  Even before the pandemic hit the U.S., the Pentagon’s $705.4 …

SINGCARS Radio in Demand for the Tactical Vehicles of Military Services Worldwide
Posted on Fri, 26 Jun 2020 12:55:32 +0000 EST

The Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System  (SINCGARS) is a key component of numerous U.S.-sanctioned Foreign Military Sales (FMS) orders.  If recent multination defense procurement deals are any indication, …

Learjet 75 Liberty Nears Service Entry
Posted on Thu, 18 Jun 2020 07:00:43 +0000 EST

Bombardier’s new Learjet 75 Liberty business jet is planned to enter service in 2020.  Launched in July 2019, the Liberty is a re-scoped version of the Learjet 75.  It seats …

Japan’s AEGIS Ashore Deployment Suspension Raises Questions
Posted on Wed, 17 Jun 2020 20:17:26 +0000 EST

Japan’s abrupt decision to suspend deployment of U.S.-produced AEGIS Ashore missile defense systems amid cost and technical concerns came as a bit of a surprise. Announced by Defense Minister Taro …

Germany Halts P-3 Orion Mission Systems Upgrade as MPA Alternatives Examined
Posted on Wed, 17 Jun 2020 14:06:43 +0000 EST

Germany’s Defense Ministry has put a halt to an ongoing midlife upgrade (MLU) of its fleet of Lockheed Martin P‑3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) as it shifts to examining …

Airbus and Boeing Report May 2020 Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries
Posted on Wed, 17 Jun 2020 07:00:54 +0000 EST

Deliveries Continue to Suffer in May as Airbus Inaugurates New A220 Facility and Boeing Secures New Orders for Cargo Jets by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent, Forecast International. Boeing and Airbus …

Senate Bill Addresses Pacific Deterrence, Legacy Aircraft Retirements, and GPS Interference
Posted on Fri, 12 Jun 2020 07:30:26 +0000 EST

bomber aircraft lined up on a tarmac
The Senate Armed Services Committee passed its version of the FY21 defense authorization bill on June 10 by a vote of 25-2. The legislation authorizes $740.5 billion in defense spending …