Featured — July 29 – Aerotech News & Review



Thousands of troops still deployed in Europe for Ukraine’s response
Of approximately 15,000 troops who mobilized in Europe earlier this year, more than 10,000 remain, including an army armored brigade and pilots, maintainers and personnel for dozens of fighter.

US rocket system allows Ukraine to hit key supply bridge
On July 27, the Ukrainian military used a precision rocket system supplied by the United States to send a morale-boosting punch to a bridge used by Russia to supply its forces in an occupied region of southern Ukraine. ‘Ukraine.

Germany authorizes production of 100 howitzers for Ukraine
The German government has approved a request from defense firm Krauss-Maffei Wegmann to produce 100 howitzers for the Ukrainian army – although it will likely take several months before the first artillery units arrive in the blight-torn country. the war.

Future of US support for Ukraine at stake as GOP grapples with cut on aid
Which side of the GOP wins could determine the extent of U.S. aid in the future if Republicans win control of Congress in November’s midterm elections, as political forecasters predict.


Hindustan Aeronautics awards $100 million engine contract to Honeywell
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited has awarded a $100 million contract to US-based Honeywell to supply and manufacture 88 TPE331-12B engines for the HTT-40 trainer aircraft, the Indian state-owned company announced on Tuesday. July 27.

The United States and the United Kingdom will have the opportunity to share best practices for the development of sixth-generation fighters
After working closely together to develop and deploy the F-35, the UK and US have pursued different programs when it comes to sixth-generation fighters.

Meet the new boss of Russia’s arms industry – a fan of Stalin and corporate consolidation
The newly appointed Russian Deputy Prime Minister has a challenge ahead of him: to protect and build the country’s defense industrial base amid Western sanctions and the ongoing war in Ukraine.

Army ‘encouraged’ by IVAS test despite ‘challenges’, FLRAA decision could come in October
“I think there is still work to be done to improve the system. But we saw a lot of positive things as a test,” the army’s top procurement official said of IVAS, before separately noting a potential delay in a future major helicopter program contract.

Supply chain, inflation concerns weigh on Boeing’s defense profits
Boeing reported lower sales and profits for its defense unit last quarter as charges on several key programs dragged it down.

Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk drones to retire in Exercise 27
The Air Force has sought to retire the Global Hawk at various times over the past decade, but now has an official retirement goal for high-altitude drones, Breaking Defense has learned.

TAI signs helicopter and trainer aircraft agreements with African nations
Turkish Aerospace Industries has announced new agreements to export its combat helicopters and training aircraft to two African countries.

Philippines backs out of Russian helicopter deal
The Philippine government has called off a deal to buy 16 Russian military transport helicopters over fears of possible U.S. sanctions, Philippine officials said.


New benefits for pit victims to burn in limbo after Senate Republicans block plan
A surprise deal on health care and environmental policies announced by Senate Democratic leaders on Wednesday afternoon had an unexpected victim: comprehensive toxic substance exposure legislation that veterans’ advocates are expected to pass this week.

Navy and Marine Corps replace faulty aircraft ejection seat components
The Navy and Marine Corps are replacing ejection seat parts on some fixed-wing aircraft, including the F/A-18 Super Hornet, after the manufacturer discovered a defect.

US military sets timeline for demonstration of new hard-to-detect mobile command post
A burgeoning effort by the US military to ensure command posts are fit for battles teeming with sensors and fighters using cutting-edge technology may soon be ready for demonstration.

Lawmakers press Pentagon for answers as military recruiting crisis deepens
Lawmakers from both parties are mounting pressure on the Pentagon to address the recruiting crisis that threatens to leave the military well behind its goals of bringing new troops on board this year, in what is widely seen as the worst recruiting environment since the end of Vietnam. War.

Battle From Above: How Advances in Aviation Are Reinforcing the Corps’ New Battle Plan
The “air” part remained on hold as top aviators rethought how the air side will fit into the new Force Design 2030 plan.

Mid-level programs lack time; upcoming overtakes, says Kendall
Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall thinks Congress will give the Air Force more of the budget than he asked for in fiscal year 2023 — and not too soon , as a number of “mid-tier acquisition” programs are missing and need a new stream of funding, he said.


More than 43,000 names – American and Korean – on the new Memorial Wall at the War Memorial of Korea
Gold Star families lobbied on July 26 to find the names of their loved ones inscribed on the new Wall of Remembrance added to the Korean War Veterans Memorial, just as families of the Vietnam dead did there turns 40 when the Vietnam Veterans Memorial opens.

VA’s $16 billion health records review could be scrapped if fixes aren’t made
Reports of patient harm and cost overruns threatened to derail the 10-year effort.


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