Aerospace
Top stories summarized by our editors
2/27/2020

Lockheed Martin's Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon is moving past the critical design review phase. Lockheed began work on the $780 million ARRW hypersonic weapon in 2017.

Full Story:
FlightGlobal (U.K.)
2/27/2020

The State Department has approved a deal with Tunisia that includes four Textron AT6-C aircraft plus BAE weapons systems and targeting systems from L3Harris. The $325.8 million deal confirms an international market for the AT6-C.

More Summaries:
Textron, State Department
2/27/2020

France's Air Force may lease Boeing CH-47 Chinhook helicopters in advance of a program to buy its own fleet. The French armed forces are in need of a heavy lift helicopter.

2/27/2020

Pratt & Whitney PW1200G geared turbofan engines made in Japan will power the Mitsubishi Aircraft SpaceJet plane. The first such engine recently completed its maiden flight.

Full Story:
FlightGlobal (U.K.)
More Summaries:
Pratt
2/27/2020

China Eastern Airlines has created OTT Airlines to become the launch customer of Commercial Aircraft Corp of China's C919 narrow-body passenger aircraft. Government supported airlines in China have placed orders for COMAC's ARJ21 regional jet.

Full Story:
Reuters
2/27/2020

The Northrop Grumman Mission Extension Vehicle-1 has docked with the Intelsat-901 satellite. MEV-1 will enable the 19-year-old satellite to return to service next month.

2/27/2020

NASA is seeking bids for transport of its Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover to the moon's poles. NASA has reached out to companies in the Commercial Lunar Payload Services program.

2/26/2020

Northrop Grumman's effort to replace the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles includes collaborations with hundreds of defense companies, including Security Solutions and Kratos Defense. "Together, this expanded team has the capacity, capability and credentials needed to deliver -- on time -- a safe, secure, reliable and effective nuclear deterrent capability for the U.S. and its allies for the next 50 years," Northrop's Greg Manuel said.

Full Story:
Defense News
2/26/2020

Citing requests from industry, Canada has extended its deadline for preliminary proposals to replace its Boeing CF-18s to June 30. Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Saab are all contenders.

Full Story:
Reuters
More Summaries:
Saab
2/26/2020

Tapestry Solutions, a Boeing subsidiary, has been selected to provide sustainment and modernization of the Air Force Global Decision Support System.

Full Story:
WashingtonExec