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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 […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Yet Another Report Finds that the U.S. Defense Industrial Base is in Real Bad Shape

January 10, 2024

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

At the start of the Korean War, the United States found itself low on the supplies it needed to help South Korea beat back an invasion by North Korea. But this was 1950 — and the heavily industrialized United States […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Milani nanosatellite moves closer to Planetary Defender role

January 9, 2024

Via: Electronics Weekly

Milani has successfully passed its Test Readiness Review, Tyvak International has announced. The craft represents two firsts: it will be the first to orbit an asteroid, Dimorphos; and it will be the ESA’s first deep-space nanosatellite. Hera It is a […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Airbus Delivers 1st Aircraft from New Toulouse Final Assembly Line – an A321neo to Pegasus Airlines

December 28, 2023

Via: ASD News

Airbus has successfully delivered its first Airbus A321neo assembled at its newest A320 Family Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse. The A321neo, which will be operated by Pegasus Airlines, the leading low-cost carrier (LCC) in Türkiye, is the first delivery […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Bombardier Announces Firm Order for 12 Challenger 3500 Jets

December 27, 2023

Via: ASD News

Bombardier today announced that the company has received a firm order for 12 Challenger 3500 aircraft. The transaction for the firm order is valued at US$326.4 million based on list prices. The customer has chosen the super-midsize market leader for […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Joby, NASA Simulation Demos Up To 120 Air Taxi Operations Per Hour in Busy Airspace

December 21, 2023

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 successfully completed a series of air traffic simulations with NASA’s Ames Research Center that evaluated how air taxi operations […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Lilium Starts Production of the Lilium Jet in Watershed Moment for Sustainable Aviation

December 6, 2023

Via: ASD News

Lilium N.V., developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, today announces the start of production of the Lilium Jet, following the arrival of the first Lilium Jet fuselage at Lilium’s final assembly line. In parallel, Lilium’s […]


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Airbus Starts Galileo 2nd Generation Satellite Production

December 4, 2023

Via: ASD News

Full production has begun on the six Galileo Second Generation (G2) satellites at Airbus’ site in Friedrichshafen, Germany, with the arrival of the first satellite Flight Model structure from Beyond Gravity in Zurich. After initial preparation the panels will be […]


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Bell Announces Delivery of 3rd HEMS Bell 429 to Air Zermatt

November 30, 2023

Via: ASD News

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced at European Rotors 2023, the delivery of its third Bell 429 to Swiss-based helicopter rescue company, Air Zermatt. “Air Zermatt’s acquisition of a third Bell 429 not only highlights their devotion to […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

NASA Tests In-Flight Capability of Artemis Moon Rocket Engine

November 30, 2023

Via: ASD News

NASA conducted the third RS-25 engine hot fire in a critical 12-test certification series Nov. 29, demonstrating a key capability necessary for flight of the SLS (Space Launch System) rocket during Artemis missions to the Moon and beyond. NASA is […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Oshkosh Defense to Produce Medium Equipment Trailers for US Army

November 27, 2023

Via: ASD News

Oshkosh Defense announced today that the U.S. Army Contracting Command – Detroit Arsenal (ACC-DTA) awarded a production contract for the Medium Equipment Trailer (MET). Oshkosh will partner with Broshuis, B.V to execute the $342 million contract. The five-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

ESA seeks space cargo competition by 2028

November 13, 2023

Via: Electronics Weekly

At the gathering, the idea for competition was announced – open to “innovative companies based in Europe” – for a space cargo service. It will see a European commercial provider both deliver supplies to the International Space Station by 2028 […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Early Production Continues on Advanced Upper Stage for NASA Moon Rocket

November 7, 2023

Via: ASD News

Technicians at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans have completed a major portion of a weld confidence article for the advanced upper stage of NASA’s SLS (Space Launch System) rocket. The hardware was rotated to a horizontal position and […]