Saturn V’s Rival: The Most Powerful Rocket Never Flown
Posted on Tue, 23 Jul 2019 07:00:39 +0000 EST

The Space Race was a back and forth struggle to expand the horizons of humankind. The competition involved two contenders, the United States and the Soviet Union. To this day, …

Rumors Spread of Demise of Turkmen President
Posted on Mon, 22 Jul 2019 14:25:21 +0000 EST

Over the weekend, rumors spread of the death of Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the president of Turkmenistan. The rumors are currently believed to be false, but his passing would set up a …

Netherlands to Buy Additional F-35s
Posted on Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:58:53 +0000 EST

The Netherlands will procure up to eight or nine additional F-35 combat aircraft to bolster its planned buy of 37 fighters, according to Defense Minister Ank Bijleveld. The precise figure …

As Grounding Drags On, Forecast Drops for 737 MAX
Posted on Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:55:37 +0000 EST

by Douglas Royce, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International.   At the beginning of 2019, Boeing planned to increase production of the 737 from 52 aircraft per month to 57 per …

Saab Rides High on T-X Win, Gripen Outlook; Kockums Not So Much
Posted on Thu, 18 Jul 2019 07:00:30 +0000 EST

Saab is certainly a company that can punch above its weight. With a limited home market for support, the company has had to look abroad for growth. As it seeks …

Turkey-U.S. Relations Further Strained by S-400 Delivery
Posted on Wed, 17 Jul 2019 19:57:39 +0000 EST

As expected, Turkey will officially not be receiving its order of F-35 Lightning II fifth-generation combat aircraft following its acceptance of delivery of the advanced S-400 air defense system from …

Airbus and Boeing Report June 2019 Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries
Posted on Tue, 16 Jul 2019 14:40:35 +0000 EST

Airbus wins orders race at 53rd Paris Air Show, Boeing secures major 737 MAX vote of confidence by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent, Forecast International. At the 53rd Paris Air …

Ukrainian Troops Test New Batch of BTR-3DAs
Posted on Tue, 16 Jul 2019 14:14:30 +0000 EST

Ukrainian troops have tested the latest batch of BTR-3DA armored personnel carriers (APCs) delivered from the defense industry. In a statement, Ukrainian defense conglomerate Ukroboronprom announced that the Ukrainian armed …

House Passes Defense Policy Bill 220-197
Posted on Mon, 15 Jul 2019 14:32:00 +0000 EST

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The House passed its version of the FY20 defense authorization bill along party lines by a vote of 220-197.  The bill provides a $733 billion topline for national security programs, …

Greece Request for MH-60R Seahawks Approved by U.S. State Department
Posted on Mon, 15 Jul 2019 13:20:17 +0000 EST

A Greek government request for the sale of seven MH-60R Seahawk multimission helicopters has been granted a green light by the U.S. State Department.  The Foreign Military Sales (FMS) proposal …