First Satellite Factory in Space

03/13/2021
Bremen, 11 March 2021 - Airbus has been selected by the European Commission to study spacecraft manufacturing in space through the Horizon 2020 Programme. ThePERIOD (PERASPERA In-Orbit Demonstration) project focuses on satellite assembly and manufacturing in orbit. This A/B1 phase study contract, worth € 3 million, will last two years, with the objective…

Teaming for the UK Army’s Future Tactical Communication Program

03/11/2021
London, 9 March 2021 - Airbus, Fujitsu and Thales UK have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work collaboratively on the upcoming Systems Integrator (SI) opportunity for the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), Land Environment Tactical Communications and Information Systems programme – known as LE TacCIS. Following the signature of…

Upgrading France’s Joint EW Capabilities

02/15/2021
Toulouse/Paris, France, 11 February 2021  - The French defence procurement agency (DGA) has awarded Thales and Airbus a contract for the new joint tactical signals intelligence (SIGINT) system to upgrade the French forces' critical signals monitoring, direction finding and spectrum analysis capabilities. The 10-year contract will equip the three armed…

Northrop Grumman to Enable New F-35 Warfighting Capability

01/19/2021
BALTIMORE, MD January 12, 2021 Northrop Grumman Corporation  has received a contract award from Lockheed Martin Corporation to enable new functionality to protect the 5th Generation F-35 Lightning II multi-role fighter. As part of a collaborative arrangement between Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems and Lockheed Martin, the three companies will integrate Northrop…

ROXY Breathrough

10/31/2020
Friedrichshafen/Dresden/Boston/Seville, 27 October 2020 – An international team led by Airbus Defence and Space (Friedrichshafen, Germany) with scientists from Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM (Dresden, Germany), Boston University (Massachusetts, USA) and Abengoa Innovación (Seville, Spain) has successfully demonstrated the production of oxygen and metals from simulated lunar dust…

Cubic Mission Solutions and a High Capacity Backbone System for the USAF

08/13/2020
SAN DIEGO – Aug. 3, 2020 Cubic Corporation   today announced its Cubic Mission Solutions (CMS) business division was awarded a contract worth $38 million to deliver a Joint Aerial Layer Network (JALN) High Capacity Backbone (HCB) prototype for the U.S. Air Force (USAF). The HCB is a critical element of the JALN,…

GKN and Bell V-280 Valor Tiltrotor

06/04/2020
GKN Aerospace delivered a pair of thermoplastic composite, induction-welded Ruddervators and two compression-moulded Access Panels manufactured from reused thermoplastic waste material to Bell in June 2019. The newly installed components have now flown more than 12 hours on V-280 test flights, including during the recently completed autonomous flight testing. The…

Patriot’s Warfighter Machine Interface

05/26/2020
ANDOVER, Mass., (May 19, 2020) The U.S. Army is closer to meeting an urgent operational need after Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a business of Raytheon Technologies, announced its Warfighter Machine Interface, or WMI, completed contractor-led, end-to-end software capability tests earlier this year at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. These…