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4 Flights, 3 Hours, 20 Knots: Boeing’s Defiant Inches Ahead

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Photo courtesy Sikorsky and Boeing.

Mechanical fixes kept the SB>1 compound helicopter grounded for weeks this summer, but Sikorsky insists they can catch up.

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US Army Signals Israel’s Iron Dome Isn’t The Answer

Posted by Paul McLeary on


“It was developed for a very specific threat and it does incredible things…we intend to operate it differently — in support of an Army on the move. It’s not just going to be static.”

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What Will Boeing Offer For Army’s FARA Scout? Don’t Ask.

Posted by Richard Whittle on


screencap from Boeing.com

Whatever their aircraft is like, Boeing’s PR strategy is definitely stealthy. There’s a strategic reason for that.

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LeoLabs’ New Radar Tracks Tiny Space Debris

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


LeoLabs CEO and co-founder Dan Ceperley says the firm has a mission “to drive a new era of transparency in LEO.”

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Survey Says: MilCom Networks Are Fragile, Outdated

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


Those polled said that resiliency and cyber protection are the two most valued requirements for future milcom systems. The survey also found that there is widespread agreement that the current acquisition systems in place across the Air Force, Army, Navy and DoD are too creaky.

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Raider-X: Sikorsky’s Supersized S-97 For Army Scout

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Sikorsky graphic

Sikorsky says their Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft design will fly faster, with bigger weapons, than archrival Bell’s. Bell says theirs will be cheaper and more reliable.

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SDA’s $11B Five-Year Budget Draft Not Likely To Fly

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


Air Force graphic

“This is not going to be helpful over on the Hill,” one former congressional staffer said of SDA’s $11 billion, five-year draft budget. “In fact, it could put the final nails in SDA’s coffin.”

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Revolutionary SATCOM Vision Hits Raymond’s Desk: AFSPC

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


Gen. Jay Raymond, commander of Air Force Space Command

The vision itself isn’t the only thing that is needed, industry sources say. A concept of operations is required for how the Air Force will manage different user needs and interact with different industry providers. “The vision is out, but there is no concept of operations,” said one source.

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AFRL Cyber Center To Train How To Hack Sensors (Think IoT)

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


The Air Force sees the New Mexico training environment as eventually becoming a cyber training range for the entire Defense Department.

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Air Force Boosts Funding Cap for Promising Startups

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


The goal of the matching fund is to support tech startup firms to bridge the ‘valley of death’ and rapidly scale up capability.

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