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Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Red Cat Signs LOI To Acquire FlightWave Aerospace Systems

June 11, 2024

Via: ASD News

Red Cat Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: RCAT) (“Red Cat”), a drone technology company integrating robotic hardware and software for military, government, and commercial operations, today announced it has entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the planned acquisition of FlightWave […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Yahsat Contracts Airbus for the Construction of Al Yah 4 and Al Yah 5 Satellites

June 10, 2024

Via: ASD News

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC (Yahsat), the UAE’s flagship satellite solutions provider announced today that it has contracted Airbus Defence and Space, a leading satellite manufacturer, for its new geostationary telecommunications satellites, Al Yah 4 (“AY4”) and Al Yah […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

ULA Successfully Launches First Next Generation Vulcan Rocket

June 6, 2024

Via: ASD News

United Launch Alliance (ULA) marked the beginning of a new era of space capabilities with the successful launch of its next generation Vulcan rocket on Jan. 8 at 2:18 a.m. EST from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Joby Acquires Xwing Autonomy Division, Looks Ahead to Autonomous Flight

June 5, 2024

Via: ASD News

Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a company developing electric air taxis for commercial passenger service, today announced the acquisition of the autonomy division of Xwing Inc., an industry leader in the development of autonomous technology for aviation. Founded in 2016, Xwing […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Aero-Dienst and Vaeridion Collaborate on Battery-Electric eCTOL Concept for Air Ambulance Service and Aircraft Maintenance

May 29, 2024

Via: ASD News

VÆRIDION, a Munich based manufacturer of battery-electric aircraft, and Aero-Dienst, the Nuremberg-based full-service provider for business aviation and air ambulance services, will join forces to develop the first-in-class electric conventional take-off and landing (eCTOL) concept for flight ambulance services and […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Ubotica funded by EC to pioneer AI In Space Defence

May 29, 2024

Via: Electronics Weekly

It means the Dublin-based company has been awarded an undisclosed grant that will be funded by the European Defence Fund (EDF). “We are delighted to receive our first grant from the European Defence Fund,” said Fintan Buckley, Ubotica CEO. “SPACE:AI […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Redwire handed robotic arm prototype for the Argonaut lunar lander

May 24, 2024

Via: Electronics Weekly

The goal for the lander is to establish the capability, for Europe, to land 1,500-1,800 kg of cargo, infrastructure, and scientific instruments on the lunar surface. Argonaut The robotic system is known as MANUS – the Manipulator for Argonaut Payload […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Unmanned aircraft cleared for commercial flights in California

May 15, 2024

Via: Electronics Weekly

The AiRanger aircraft has a 5.7m wingspan, weights 100kg and can fly for 12 hours or 1,200km. Power comes from an 8hp engine. Rules constrain its altitude to 8,000feet (~2,500m) and a ~11,000km2 area while obeying FAA ‘visual flight rules’. […]


Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Fueling the future: Researchers evaluate emissions in the aviation industry

April 29, 2024

Via: Phys.org

A research group led Prof. Fei Wei and Chenxi Zhang in Tsinghua University has published a perspective paper that evaluates the progression from deep-rooted fossil-fuel-dependent technologies to innovative strategies aimed at carbon neutrality, with a specific focus on the formulation […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas, Process, Production

Hanwha Aerospace Celebrates Production of 10,000 Military Engines

April 16, 2024

Via: ASD News

Hanwha Aerospace rolled out its 10,000th military engine on April 15, achieving a major milestone for its indigenous development and manufacturing of aero engines. A ceremony was held at the Changwon Plant I to commemorate the rollout of the 10,000th […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Calling time on government funded manned space travel

March 29, 2024

Via: Electronics Weekly

The UK’s Astronomer Royal – his official title – has said government funding should no longer be used to send people into space. Talking in the context of space exploration and inter-planetary travel, he highlights that with the progress of […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Dubai-Based Company Orders Over 100 Flying Cars

March 27, 2024

Via: ASD News

Aviterra, a Dubai-based company concluded a historic deal with PAL-V to bring the Liberty flying car to the Middle East and Africa. Aviterra is acquiring over 100 PAL-V Liberty flying cars, making an investment, and formalizing a partnership for the […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

BAE Systems completes $5.5 billion acquisition of Ball Aerospace

February 21, 2024

Via: Electronics Weekly

The transaction closed at a purchase price of $5.5 billion (approximately £4.4 billion), which has been funded through existing cash and new external debt, said the company. Ball Aerospace will be called Space & Mission Systems and become a fourth […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Boeing, Thai Airways Announce Order for 45 787 Dreamliners to Grow Fleet and Network

February 20, 2024

Via: ASD News

Boeing and Thai Airways announced today the flagship carrier placed an order for 45 787 Dreamliners as the airline looks to modernize and grow its widebody fleet and international network. Thai Airways selected the 787-9 to support its long-term strategy […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Rocket Lab Successfully Launches Mission Designed to Investigate Removing Space Junk from Orbit

February 19, 2024

Via: ASD News

Rocket Lab USA, Inc., a global leader in launch services and space systems, today launched its 44th Electron rocket, successfully deploying an orbital debris inspection satellite for Astroscale Japan Inc. The mission, named “On Closer Inspection”, launched from Pad B […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Triad builds division for aerospace and defence mixed-signal ICs

February 8, 2024

Via: Electronics Weekly

“Having participated in the aerospace and defense industry for numerous years, Triad takes the next strategic leap by establishing TMD as a dedicated center for high-performance high-reliability integrated circuit development,” said TMD CTO Jim Kemerling. “Utilising our analogue and mixed-signal […]


Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Joby to Install First Electric Air Taxi Charger in Greater New York City Region

January 24, 2024

Via: ASD News

Joby Aviation, Inc., a company developing electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for commercial passenger service, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement with Helo Holdings, Inc., (“HHI”), to install the first air taxi charger in the greater […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Airbus Boosts ‘Make in India’, Awards Additional Manufacturing Contracts to TASL, MASPL

January 22, 2024

Via: ASD News

Demonstrating on its ‘Make in India’ commitment, Airbus has signed contracts with Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) and Mahindra Aerospace Structures Private Limited (MASPL) to procure commercial aircraft components. Under the contract, TASL and Mahindra Aerostructures will manufacture metallic detail […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Joby and Atlantic Aviation Collaborate to Electrify Infrastructure in New York and Southern California

January 18, 2024

Via: ASD News

Joby Aviation, Inc., a company developing electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for commercial passenger service, today announced it is collaborating with Atlantic Aviation to electrify existing aviation infrastructure in New York and Southern California, paving the way for […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas, Process, R & D

Space Force selects universities for In-Space Operations research

January 17, 2024

Via: Electronics Weekly

Working in partnership with the the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, the University of Cincinnati and Texas A&M University will receive a combined total of $49.9 million funding. Areas of In-Space Operations they will address include Space Access, Mobility, and […]