• nEUROn UCAV informing FCAS/SCAF development

    France is using the pan-European nEUROn unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) technology demonstrator to progress the Future Combat Air System (FCAS)/Système de Combat Aérien Futur (SCAF) programme that it is developing with Germany and Spain. The French Directorate General of Armaments

  • New Iranian missile reported to be loitering SAM

    The previously undocumented type of missile found on two dhows carrying Iranian weapons to the Houthi rebels in Yemen are surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) that loiter in an area searching for a target, according to a US military official cited by the New York Times on 19 February. Examples of the

  • Pentagon's special ops directorate selects EnforceAir C-UAS platforms

    The US Department of Defense’s (DoD's) special operations and low intensity conflict (SO/LIC) directorate has selected Israel-based D-Fend Solutions as the sole provider for radio frequency capabilities for counter-drone operations. D-Fend Solutions’ EnforceAir was selected in January

  • US Navy realigns budget to find funding for readiness, lethality

    The US Navy's (USN's) proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget request shifts away funding from less capable platforms in order to free up additional money for use on readiness capabilities and more lethal programmes. The shift is part of a continued effort to reform USN spending as the service tries

  • Airbus plans to cut more than 2,300 jobs

    Days after disclosing it had a weak financial performance last year, Airbus Defence and Space announced on 19 February that it intends to eliminate 2,362 jobs – or about 7% of its workforce – as part of a restructuring of the Airbus division. Germany stands to lose the most positions,

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  • AFRL delays first X-60A flight

    The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is delaying the first test flight of its Generation Orbit X-60A GoLauncher1 (GO1) hypersonic flight research vehicle from March to later this year, according to a programme official. Barry Hellman, X-60A programme manager, declined to elaborate to
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