L3Harris Joins Northrop’s Team for Australian Defence Force’s Satellite Communication System Project...

November 24, 2021 @ 05:03 AM

Northrop Grumman announced today that L3Harris Technologies has joined the team of satellite communications providers working to deliver the Commonwealth the sovereign capability solution for JP9102, the Australian Defence Forces Satellite Communication System project. As part of the team, L3Harris will provide in-country, ground station capability including the Australian Wide Multi-Band...

First Airbus Inmarsat Satellite for Japan Ready for Launch on Mitsubishi’s H-IIA...

November 23, 2021 @ 09:35 AM

The first Airbus-built Inmarsat-6, I-6 F1, satellite has been shipped to Tanegashima in Japan, ready to be launched on an H-IIA launch vehicle built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) in December. Inmarsat-6 F1 is based on Airbus ultra-reliable Eurostar E3000 spacecraft and will be the 54th Eurostar E3000 launched

Aegis Ashore to be Set Up in Poland by 2022

November 23, 2021 @ 04:05 AM

The Aegis Ashore capability planned for Poland will be operational by the end of next year, the Pentagon has announced. The Aegis Combat System was originally designed as a shipboard system to track and destroy incoming enemy targets, but now the system has also been deployed for use on land, as...

China Develops New Wind Tunnel for Hypersonic Weapons Testing

November 22, 2021 @ 05:43 AM

Chinas Aerodynamics Research Institute under the state-owned Aviation Industry Corp of China (AVIC) has completed development of a new one-meter-class hypersonic aerodynamic wind tunnel. The FL-64 tunnel recently passed air flow distribution calibration tests under major Mach numbers

NGC Partners with Inmarsat for Australian Defence Satellite Communication System Project

November 22, 2021 @ 05:14 AM

Northrop Grumman is partnering with Inmarsat to develop satellite communications capability to support the future joint force and protect Australias strategic interests in response to the JP9102 Australian Defence Satellite Communication System project. Under JP9102, the two companies will collaborate to deliver an Integrated Control Segment that provides the Commonwealth with flexibility across commercial and military SATCOM networks

Kalashnikov Completes Delivery of Strela-10M3 Missiles to Russian Military

November 18, 2021 @ 11:06 AM

Kalashnikov Group has completed delivery of the 9M333 anti-aircraft guided missiles (SAM) to the Russian Ministry of Defense. The 9M333 SAM is used in the 9A34M3 and 9A35M3 combat vehicles of the Strela-10M3 anti-aircraft missile system

U.A.E. to Buy M-SAM Missiles from Seoul for $3.5B

November 17, 2021 @ 08:34 AM

The United Arab Emirates (U.A

Northrop Announces Team for NASA’s Next-Generation Lunar Terrain Vehicle

November 17, 2021 @ 03:42 AM

Northrop Grumman said today it is teaming up with AVL, Intuitive Machines, Lunar Outpost, and Michelin to design a Lunar Terrain Vehicle (LTV) to transport NASAs Artemis astronauts around the lunar surface. “Together with our teammates, we will provide NASA with an agile and affordable vehicle design to greatly enhance human and robotic exploration of the lunar surface to further enable a sustainable human presence on the Moon and, ultimately, Mars,” said Steve Krein, vice president, civil and commercial space, tactical space systems division, Northrop Grumman

Airbus, Thales Launch Signal Intelligence Satellites for France

November 16, 2021 @ 02:56 PM

Airbus and Thales launched the CERES space system (Capacité de Renseignement Electromagnétique Spatiale or Space-based Signal Intelligence Capability) satellites built for the French Armament General Directorate (DGA). The CERES satellites were successfully launched from the European spaceport in French Guiana, on-board a Vega launcher

Shot Down 'Inoperative' Satellite, No Threat of Debris - Russian MoD

November 16, 2021 @ 01:23 PM

The Russian Ministry of Defense said that the destruction of one of its “inoperative” satellites, Celina-D, does not pose a threat to orbital stations and space activities. Celina-D had been in the orbit since 1982