The Navy has tapped Raytheon to develop Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar under a $92 million contract with options that could bring the total contract to $723 million.
Congress is risking a potential government shutdown as the Oct. 1 start of the fiscal year approaches. "There are not enough votes in the House to vote for a (continuing resolution) that does not reflect the increase in funding for the Department of Defense," said Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio.
The Air Force and Lockheed Martin are in the late stages of discussions that will likely lead to airworthiness tests of the FA-50, an aircraft developed in partnership with Korean Aerospace. The jet is a light combat model of the T-50 Golden Eagle.
After two years of silence, NASA has received a signal from STEREO-B, a sun-orbiting satellite. STEREO-B is one of two spacecraft launched seven years ago to study the sun.
Canada's aircraft industry is researching more efficient designs for narrowbody commercial jets. Blended-wing body designs work best for widebody aircraft.
Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO David Melcher says AIA is focusing less on aggressive lobbying and more on the industry's relationships with policymakers. "I made the point clear when I came in a year ago I did not intend to be somebody who was firing cannonballs at the government leadership about the things we didn't like," he said.
Lockheed Martin has won a contract worth up to $10 billion to support C-130J production. Work for the program will extend through 2026.
The new RepAIR consortium brings together 12 aviation specialists to lower maintenance costs for the two decades-old plane models -- the Boeing 737 and Airbus 320 -- that make up nearly two-thirds of all commercial airliners. And 3D printing is seen as a key solution.
Northrop Grumman has unveiled its T-X trainer entry, the Model 400. In competition with designs from Boeing, Raytheon and Lockheed Martin, Northrop is positioning the model to replace its T-38C trainer for the Air Force.
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