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Mar 06, 2020

Low Earth Orbit Can Be Made Safer, But Cost Remains Unclear

Commercial orbital debris mitigation services are on the horizon, but operators will expect low costs.

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Mar 06, 2020

U.S. Air Force Plots Fleet Insertion Path For ‘Loyal Wingman’

Elon Musk startled an Air Force audience by declaring fighters dead, but his opinion isn’t far off current acquisition strategy.

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Mar 06, 2020

The Week In Defense, March 5-12, 2020

Triton production halted; Maxar sees geospatial services growth: FAA certifies training simulator and issues with nuclear modernization.

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Mar 06, 2020

Rotary-Wing Assets Vital for UK Carrier Protection

Key helicopter programs to protect new UK carriers are behind schedule, so race is on to get them ready for the first deployment.

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Mar 06, 2020

First Take, March 9, 2020

Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.

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Mar 06, 2020

Australia Selling F/A-18A/Bs To Air USA

Australia will sell up to 46 Boeing F/A-18A/B Hornet fighters to red-air operator Air USA for U.S. Air Force training, Defense Industry Minister Melissa Price said, although only 38 aircraft appear to be available for the deal.

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Mar 06, 2020

Japan Chooses U.S. To Help Fighter Project—Report

Japan has decided to work mainly with U.S. partners in developing its Next Generation Fighter, with only limited technical cooperation with Britain, the other contender, the Nikkei newspaper said.

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Mar 05, 2020

MDA Halts Airborne Concepts For Boost Phase Intercept

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has shelved a proposal to use the F-35 to shoot down ballistic missiles, and paused another study looking at firing lasers at missiles from unmanned aircraft systems, the agency’s director said March 4. 

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Mar 05, 2020

Axiom Hires SpaceX For Private ISS Mission

Ahead of flying its privately owned habitat to the International Space Station, Houston startup Axiom Space has signed a contract with SpaceX to ferry three fare-paying tourists and a professional commander to the station as early as June 2021. 

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Mar 05, 2020

‘Perseverance’ Winning Entry In Mars Rover Naming Contest

NASA’s Mars 2020 rover was formally named “Perseverance” March 5, the winning entry in a contest that spawned 28,000 entries submitted from students in grades K through 12 from every U.S. state and territory.

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Mar 05, 2020

DOD Makes Case For Industry Investment In Hypersonic Production

The U.S. Defense Department plans to invest billions of dollars to begin mass-producing a new class of hypersonic missiles, a senior defense official said March 4.

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Mar 05, 2020

Canada To Lead Conflict Zone Safety Effort

Canada has taken up the mantle of leading an international effort to improve airspace safety over and near conflict zones, Transport Minister Marc Garneau said.

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Mar 05, 2020

Western Military Transport Aircraft MRO By Family 2020-2029

AVIATION WEEK NETWORK forecasts that from 2020 to 2029, western-designed military transport aircraft will generate $157.7 billion in maintenance,…

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