Another barrier has been broken through in the aerospace engineering field. SpaceX announced that they have successful implemented a way to reignite the first-stage booster stage and bring it back down to Earth after having launched it. Sounds confusing? That’s because it is. Not only is it complicated, it’s also incredibly difficult to accomplish as well.

A SpaceX member likened it akin to “Launching a pencil over the Empire State Building, putting it in reverse, and having it come back down and land on a shoebox on the ground in a wind storm.”

This amazing achievement comes on the heels of the disastrous June 28 launch that created a long shadow of doubt as well as scrutiny over SpaceX after the company’s launch destroyed a company’s supply ship christened Dragon which was intended for the International Space Station. The success of the Falcon 9 booster has been credited mostly due to a substantial increase in the upper stage engine bell, a more powerful thrust boost and deep cryo oxidizers which are designed to increase performance as well as redundancy in effectiveness.

With plans to dramatically reduce the cost of space launches, SpaceX has plans to reuse it Falcon 9 rocket with the intention of rebooting live tests and experiments on its Grasshopper test rig. This has marked the ending of a wildly successful year for SpaceX culminating in the first flight of the Falcon 9 upgrade and landing the rocket back on land at Cape Canaveral. Onlookers as well as SpaceX employees were captured celebrating and chanting “U.S.A, U.S.A, U.S.A!” Earlier this year Blue Origin made history by recovering it’s suborbital launch vehicle New Shepard which came one month prior to SpaceX’s landing of the booster stage. SpaceX has been approved by the US Air Force to carry national security space modules and has plans to return to routine operations following the improvements to the Falcon 9.

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The first details and information on the unmade air vehicle, coined the Impact, has been given to Flightglobal to release to the public. This unmanned air vehicle has been developed on Meteor Aerospace. Meteor Aerospace is a privately owned Israeli company that was formed in central Israel in 2013.

Meteor Aerospace is trying its best to keep its public exposure to a minimum. The company is even taking precautionary measures to avoid trade shows and limiting announcements. One of the executives at Meteor Aerospace makes a brief comment. “We’re still flying under the radar.”

Flightglobal was able to find out a little bit more details. The Impact will have a high endurance and will be flown at a medium altitude. The Impact will also be able to carry over a 300-pound payload. This is possible because the Impact has a roughly a 100hp fuel injection engine with a flight endurance of over 24h.

Itzhak Nissan, the Meteor Aerospace’s initiative co-founder and chief executive worked at Israel Aerospace Industries for many years. Israel Aerospace Industries is considered the nation’s biggest UAV manufacturer. Nissan stepped away from Israel Aerospace Industries approximately three years ago even though the company had a backlog of over $9 billion. After stepping away, Nissan worked with Hezi Bezalel, an Israeli businessman, in order to be co-founder of Meteor Aerospace.

The company has received orders on the Impact along with options valuing at over $100 million and other systems valued over $75 million. However, Nissan has decided to not disclose any more information other than that there are other potential customers that are in the works of closing deals.

Here is what Nissan has to say about Impact and his company. “Coming to the defense market with a new company makes sense only if you bring new and innovative products. You can’t claim your place among the well-established industry giants if you offer more of the same.”

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The Boeing Company has recently awarded ViaSat Inc., a global provider of secure networking services and high-speed satellite broadband services covering commercial and military markets, a contract for the production of around 90 Link 16 Small Tactical Terminals (STT). These Small Tactical Terminals will be used for the Lots 5 and 6 on the production line for the AH-64E Apache Guardian Attach Helicopter.

The AH-64 Apache is used by the United States Army as well as various other international defense forces and is the world’s most advanced multi-role combat helicopter. The contract awarded by Boeing will cover the full-rate of STT production for Apache helicopters for the next two years. The STT has also been chosen by the United States Government as the long-term radio solution for Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) and Link 16 capability for the AH-64E Apache helicopters. The loyalty to the STT is due to the terminal’s capabilities to save the United States government around $250M while simultaneously meeting the ongoing needs of current warfighters over the life of the program.

"The AH-64E Apache award is a significant milestone for ViaSat in that it enables us to deliver critical communications capabilities for Army aviation while providing a logistically common solution for Link 16 needs across multiple applications," said the general manager and senior vice president of the Government Systems.
Division at ViaSat, Ken Peterman.  "Our strategy in the defense market has been to recognize critical warfighter needs and apply our commercial model to develop inventive solutions with availability years ahead of, and at a fraction of the total cost of traditional DoD programs of record. We see this AH-64E Apache award as validation for our strategy and a key first step in laying the groundwork for future terminals that will provide key operational data to warfighters but in form factors previously considered unimaginable."

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European regulators for aviation have plans of doing inspection on many of the AS 350s and other helicopters manufactured by the Airbus Group SE. Some of the inspections are done to test whether or not a replacement for specific parts are needed due to their nature of commonly cracking.

In doing so, European regulators are able to prevent potentially lethal helicopter failures that would be related to the main gearbox or its components.

The AS 350 is a popular choice among the law enforcement, commercial operations, and air ambulance services.

The European Aviation Safety Agency has announced the issuing of the safety mandates on Friday January 22, 2016. This safety mandate covers the main gearbox casings and components in the AS 350. In doing so, it has been predicted that over 3000 Airbus rotorcrafts that will be affected by this. Of the 3000 Airbus rotorcrafts, 1,000 will be registered in the US.

The AS 350 chopper is considered a light utility helicopter which originated in France. The AS 350 was first introduced in 1975 after its first flight in June 26, 1974. On its first flight, the AS 350 was using a Lycoming LTS101 turboshaft engine. This first flight took place in Marignane, France. Today, it still uses the Lycoming LTS101 turboshaft engine. Other variants of the AS 350 use the Turbomeca Arriel powerplant. This turbomeca is mainly used in the twin-engine variant.

Since its inception, there has be over 3,500 that have been built. Its primary users include the Royal Jordanian Air Force, Australian Defense Force, and Brazilian Air Force. Its unit coast is roughly around $2 million USD.

The AS 350 can be designed in different configurations that include seating 4 to 6 passengers with sliding doors on either side of the seats.

Most of the avionics in the AS 350 are supplied by Garmin.

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Boeing and the United States Air Force recently completed the first successful refueling over the state of Washington with a KC-46A tanker.

The F-16C fighter jet took in 1,600 pounds of fuel while flying 20,000 feet above ground. The F-16’s light lasted nearly six hours, meaning a mid-air refuel would be necessary. The refueling operators stayed in contact with the Air Force throughout, making sure they knew exactly when the fuel was needed. Master Sergeant Lindsay Moon was in charge of extending the fifty-six-foot boom into the jet’s receptacle. The exchange went smoothly, as planned.

Controlling the boom from the KC-46A’s air refueling operator station “is night and day different from laying on your belly in a KC-135,” said Moon.

Other crew members included Lieutenant Colonel Donevan Rein - who was piloting the aircraft - and Ricky Kahler, the air refueling operator. They are part of the 418th Flight Test Squadron in Seattle.

The first refueling flight was scheduled for late last year, but delays caused it to be pushed back until January 2016. This test run was a prerequisite for the USAF’s “Milestone C” decision that will begin low-rate production of the KC-46A.

“Program officials anticipate awarding the first production contract shortly thereafter,” the service said.

The KC-46 is 165 feet in length, with a wingspan of 157 feet. The ninety ton aircraft has a payload of 65,000 pounds, and can reach a max speed of 650 miles per hour. A three man crew is used to operate it - two pilots, plus one person to operate the boom.

Subsequent tests will use an A-10 Thunderbolt II for the light/slow receiver, as well as a C-17 Globemaster for the heavy receiver. They must also show it can take fuel from a KC-10 extender.

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Mark Huffman, a consumer news reporter for Consumer Affairs, released an article about the future of self-flying aircrafts. Unmanned aerial vehicles or more commonly known as drones, have been a popular item as of recent. Chinese manufacturer Ehang, has launched the world’s first electric personal autonomous aerial vehicle. Ehang put the autonomous aerial vehicle on display during the Consumer Electronics show which grabbed the attention of many visitors. The autonomous aerial vehicle’s presence dominated the carmakers and their earth-bound autonomous vehicles at the event. The autonomous aerial vehicle is called the Ehang 184.

The autonomous aerial vehicle is controlled through an accompanying smartphone app. The user enters a destination and the autonomous aerial vehicle does the task. The passenger does not need a pilot’s license to operate this, nor is it required.

As of now, Ehang has designed the autonomous aerial vehicle to fly only short to medium distances. However, Ehang has high hopes for the product as it has the potential to penetrate into the transportation, medical care, retail, and shipping industry.

Huazhi Hu, the CEO of Ehang, speaks about his passion for the Ehang 184.
"It's been a lifetime goal of mine to make flight faster, easier and more convenient than ever. The 184 provides a viable solution to the many challenges the transportation industry faces in a safe and energy efficient way."

The name, “184” in Ehang 184 comes from the design of the autonomous aerial vehicle. The Ehang 184 is for one passenger and consists of eight propellers and four arms. To enhance the Ehang 184, the company is building a 24-hour flight command center that will be responsive to all of the flying vehicles. The command center is able to stop vehicles from taking off during extreme weather conditions as a precaution if necessary.

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Blue Origin, a spacecraft company founded by Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, just did what SpaceX failed at doing last week and successfully launched and landed a suborbital rocket. Known as New Shepard, the spacecraft reached a maximum altitude of 333,582 feet, which is approximately 63 miles above the Earth's surface, before gently landing back at Blue Origin's test facility located in Texas. Accomplishing this feat makes New Shepard the first commercial vertical rocket to launch into space twice.

It also signifies that Blue Origin has beaten its competitor SpaceX in the race to manufacture reusable space rockets. SpaceX has had two attempts at landing a space craft and it has been successful just once, nonetheless despite both company’s similar ambitions the rockets used by SpaceX and Blue Origin are both very different in design. While Blue Origin’s rocket is designed to take future passengers into suborbital space it isn’t designed to stay for too long in space.

SpaceX’s rocket on the other hand is designed to carry cargo into orbit and not only last longer in space, but go further into space than Blue Origin’s rocket. These differences in functionality and design shouldn’t however undermine the fact that Blue Origin has been able to relaunch and land its rocket in such a short turnaround period. To make this happen the company has had to make some modifications to the rocket such as replacing the parachutes in the crew capsule. These new parachutes enable the capsule to have a smoother landing. In addition to the new parachutes Blue Origin also replaced the pyro igniters in the rocket and updated the software running the rocket. These modifications played a key role in making sure that the rocket has had a seamless landing.

Reusable rockets have been heavily touted as a way to reduce costs by recycling the use of rockets instead of having to build entirely new rockets for each mission. In a statement announcing the launch Jeff Bezos expressed his fondness for powered vertical landings, such as the one employed in the launching and landing of the New Shepard rocket and he also stated that the company is in the process of developing a rocket much larger than New Shepard. Bezos went on to state that Blue Origin’s ultimate goal is to make it possible for “millions of people” to work and live in space.

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The United States Air Force has reached out to Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc. to standardize and qualify the components used in liquid fueled rockets.

Julie Van Kleek, Vice President of Advanced Space & Launch Systems has said, “It is imperative that engine manufacturers understand the qualification methodology for this revolutionary technology because of the criticality of the assets they help launch into space.”

This request by the US Air Force comes on the heels of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc. winning the contracts from Boeing and NASA to begin preparations for the next phase of space travel for humans. That contract is worth an estimated $1.4 billion dollars. This proposition for 3-D Printed Rocket Engine standards is expected to be a part of a movement designed to end Pentagon’s reliance on Russian-made rockets currently being used by United Launch Alliance such as the RD-180 Atlas V Rockets.

The Air Force has prominent plans on increasing the number of contracts for US-built propulsion systems, Aerojet is in charge of drafting and implementing the industry-wide standard in regards to the manufacturing and examination process when these 3-D printed parts are required to go through it’s stringent testing phase. The standards are of the utmost importance as the testing phase is extremely demanding and requires strict adherence to protocols for it to pass due to the magnitude of space travel. Aerojet is already considered to be one of the leading manufacturers when it comes to the field of 3-D printing or additive manufacturing as they boast a considerable amount of experience as well as already implemented practices designed to reduce manufacturing time and significantly lowering production costs for components keeping the spending from becoming cost-prohibitive. Ultimately their experience coupled with the vast resources at their disposal will allow Aerojet to successfully outline an industry standard when it comes to qualifying flight components for space travel.

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Boeing recently ramped up its production of the space bound CST- 100 Starliner and to get acclimated with the new spacecraft, two of the four NASA astronauts training to fly Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft stopped by the Boeing facility to try some of the systems that will prepare them for flights to the International Space Station.The CST-100 Starliner’s first crew flight test to the space station is expected in 2017 and will be Boeing’s first commercial flight transporting of people to that destination.

While at the Boeing facility, astronauts Eric Boe and Bob Behnken focused on systems used for learning to manipulate switches and display panels. They were also able to work with devices that they will use to train for flight tests and missions.

“We have been learning about the spacecraft displays through slideshows. It’s great to finally see what we are actually going to train on,” said Boe.
“The trainers look great, and this visit gives us an opportunity to meet with the Boeing engineers. We appreciate them allowing us to give input on these trainers so the devices are ready when they arrive at Johnson Space Center.”
Behnken also went on to point out how comprehensive the training system is, stating that
“Historically, some trainers were just a simple component that might have a very specific task, this one has a lot of capability with multiple tasks coming together so it can execute more complicated training scenarios.”

Boeing is planning on delivering two of the trainers used by these astronauts to NASA in the autumn of 2016. In addition to this the aircraft manufacturer is building an immersive, high-fidelity training system that’s to be delivered to Houston’s Johnson Space Center, early next year.

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North Korea’s nuclear threats and claims have led the U.S to deploy the WC-135 Constant Phoenix to track the origin of any radioactive substances in the area around North Korean alleged hydrogen bomb test zone.  Atmospheric gatherings will be collected by the aircraft to determine whether North Korea’s nuclear test did indeed happen.  The WC- 135 has been flown by flight crews from the 45th Reconnaissance Squadron from Offutt Air Force Base. Often called by the crew the WC-135 also known as the “sniffer” or “weather bird” is known for its ability to track radioactive activity using filter papers with two scoops on the sides of the fuselage collecting Radioactive Specimens or effluent gasses. The WC-135 has been used to control compliance with nuclear weapon treaties.

The aircraft includes features to determine the radio activity in the air and even within its self. “airframes have two large supplemental charcoal filter packs, as well as HEPA/ULPA filters (we called them “lungs”) for their cabin air. When the instruments indicate contact with radioactive debris, the crew will also reduce cabin airflow to just maintain pressurization, and all personnel on board will go to 100% oxygen through their masks. They will stay on 100% O2 until activity readings drop back down into the safe levels. Everybody wears a dosimeter, and those records are monitored to prevent unsafe exposure” says Darin R Pfaff, a former WC-135 aircrew member.

WC-135 was also Dispatched after the Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster in the Soviet Union in 1986 and the Fukushima accident back in 2011. Kim Jung Uns launching Rockets Earlier this year it raised alerts that it was used in Syria, detected chemical substances by the WC-135in the attacked area weeks after they were launched.

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Upgrades to the Raytheon-made Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense System have proven to be very effective with a recent flight test proving that the they are capable of destroying advanced threats at greater ranges. The test where performed using a Patriot system upgraded with a suite of improvements known as PDB-8 (Post Deployment Build 8) which successfully tracked and engaged a ballistic missile target with PAC-3 MSE missiles.

One of the upgrades known as the Radar Digital Processor (RDP), enables the PAC-3 MSE interceptor to realize more of its potential. This upgrade is a commercial, ruggedized, off-the-shelf processor that reduces Patriot's operations and maintenance cost while improving its previously impressive reliability by approximately 40 percent. RDP is fully digital, which means that its software can be upgraded to address future threats.

In addition to the RDP, PDB-8 also represents the first U.S. Army fielding of what is known as the Modern Man Station (MMS) and is a user interface with color LCD displays, touch screens and soft keys. Even though not the first time a Patriot partner nation has fielded MMS and RDP, PDB-8 takes full advantages of the hardware upgrades and as a result, the U.S. Army and other PDB-8 users will have the following features and benefits in their Patriot systems:

• Enhanced capability against a variety of threats • An improved Identification Friend or Foe capability • Improved radar search capability • Improved target detection and identification • A redesigned Fire Solution Computer, which enables Patriot to take advantage of the PAC-3 MSE missile capabilities • An Enhanced Weapons Computer, which is projected to provide up to 50 percent more processing power for software enhancements, allowing it to address evolving threats by using commercial off-the-shelf processors.

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Airbus and Aerion recently got the thumbs up on putting together a master piece known as the AS2 jet plane; traveling at supersonic speeds. The manufacturing location is not yet decided by Aerion and Airbus but is hoped by both companies to be established in the US according to Bloomberg Business. With estimated times for test flights and commercial traveling commencing in the year 2021 to 2023, this private jet is designed to have a 30 ft. cabin and feature wings that will reduce approximately 20 percent of drag.

Supersonic traveling will allow passengers to travel from place to place in record breaking times. In as little as 6 years with the AS2 Jet Plane, a flight from Los Angeles to Tokyo would take an approximate 6 hours, oppose to a 13-hour direct flight. Its unique design allows the jet to move more efficiently and reduce drag by is narrow and futuristic dimensions.

“Capacity:  Up to 12 passengers, Length: 170 feet, Wingspan: 61 feet, Height: 22 feet, Wing area 1,350 ft², Maximum speed Mach 1.5 (1,217 mph), Range: 4750 miles to 5300 miles.”Design of this private jet will consist of various assemblymen. “We see clear and achievable technical solutions to the design of a supersonic jet and a realistic road map for helping Aerion proceed toward construction and flight,” said by Airbus’ senior vice president Ken McKenzie.

Airbus providing all major components and Aerion completing the final assembly; a company supported by billionaire Robert Bass. This project is anticipated to the reach the costs of 100 million US dollars.

In the US, the AS2 jet will be restricted to reach a various speed at a lower altitude due to restrictions on sound barriers. Maximum speed being 750 mph flying overland in civilian planes. Although it is not the first of its type, this is a new frontier in supersonic traveling. Airbus is experienced first handedly creating the Concorde Airliner and retiring it after 27 years of service.

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Epic Aircraft’s E1000 prototype has successfully completed its first test flight, setting the course for the company to begin deliveries. The aircraft, valued at $2.95 million, should ready for delivery in the next year. The Oregonian manufacturers completed a big step towards getting certification for their single-engine turboprop with their successful maiden voyage. The aim of the project is to have it be the fastest single engine civil aircraft in the world. The first successful flight for the plane nicknamed “FT1” took place on December 19th at Bend Municipal Airport in Deschutes County. Chief Pilot David Robinson took it for a twenty minute test run, and gave it a glowing review. The experienced flyer reported that it handled extremely well, just as he expected it to. Officials at Epic were just as delighted to meet their deadline of getting the plane off the ground by the end of the year.

"This is a tremendous accomplishment, and I couldn't be more proud of our team," said Epic CEO Doug King. "We achieved our goal to fly FT1 by the end of the year, thanks to the hard work, long hours and dedicated commitment of our entire staff."

Epic’s E1000 offers a “jet-class performance” powered by its 1200 HP Pratt & Whitney PT6A-67A engine. The aircraft can ascend at a rate of 3,000 feet per minute while fully loaded, with a maximum ceiling of 34,000 feet. It also boasts a range of greater than 1,650 nautical miles carrying a payload of over 1,120 pounds fully fueled. The spacious interior will remind pilots and passengers of a luxury car. FT1 testing will continue over the next several months, assessing general handling qualities, operational performance, systems operations in normal mode, failure scenarios, extreme conditions and Flight into Known Icing (FIKI) requirements. ASAP-Aerospace, owned and operated by ASAP Semiconductor is a leading supplier of aircraft parts. Prospective customers can browse our inclusive inventory of hard-to-find obsolete and current parts at http://www.asap-aerospace.com/. If you are interested in a part, please feel free to contact our knowledgeable sales staff at sales@asapsemi.com or call toll free at 714-705-4780 for a quote.


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Italy’s Finmeccanica group is beginning 2016 under a new unified structure, one that has ended its long-standing structure of being a holding group consisting of multiple separately controlled businesses. On January 1st 2016, the restructured company implemented a reorganization process originally launched by CEO and general manager Mauro Moretti in June 2014.

In this new structure Finmeccanica will now consist of four sectors and seven divisions. The following four sectors will be helicopters; aerospace; electronics, defense and security systems; and space. While the seven divisions will consist of helicopters; aircraft; aerostructures; avionics systems and space; defense electronics land and naval; defense systems; and security systems and information. These seven divisions will handle business delivery with full responsibility for managing their own operations and finances.

As a part of this corporate reorganization plan that merges Finmeccanica's aerospace, defense and security assets, AgustaWestland has been recently renamed Finmeccanica Helicopters. The combined company is expected to achieve various synergies and economies of scale. The announcement was made at the end of December and took effect on January 1st 2016.

“We are proud of the work accomplished, which has allowed us to introduce the new organizational and operational model of the group,” said Finmeccanica CEO Mauro Moretti.
“This will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the activities of Finmeccanica, reducing operating costs, thanks to maximizing economies of scale and synergies. With this one company, Finmeccanica consolidates its competitive position in international markets [for] aerospace, defense and security, increasingly complex and global, leveraging areas of technology leadership and product enhanced by belonging to one large industrial group.”

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 On January 4, 2016 Airbus has announced that the first delivery of the A320neo will be delayed due to problems and conflicts that are occurring with the plane.

The A320neo is considered a narrow-body jetliner. The A320neo is considered a revamped version of the A320. Airbus tacked on the neo as it is an acronym of ‘new engine option.’ The original deadline for the A320neo was supposed to be delivered by the tail end of 2015.

The German carrier, Deutsche Lufthansa, was going to be the recipient of the first A320neo however, upon talking with Airbus, Airbus made the decision to delay the delivery. Lufthansa said it had agreed with Airbus to delay the delivery to the start of 2016 due to "technical complexities". An Airbus spokesman states that they are in the works of delivering the plane in a timely manner.

"Discussions are continuing such that when we deliver the plane, it is truly operational in the Lufthansa fleet,” says the Airbus spokesman.

Qatar Airways also planned for the A320neo however they expressed uncertainty over the Pratt & Whitney engines. In addition to Deutsche Lufthansa, the engine market Pratt & Whitney, who manufactures the PW1100G geared turbofan engine in the A320neo, also agreed to the delay of the narrow body jetliner.

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Following the completion of successful on-orbit testing, the U.S. Navy accepted the fourth Lockheed Martin-built Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite for Secure Communications Network. Launched September 2, the MUOS-4 is the latest addition to a network of orbiting satellites and relay ground stations that is revolutionizing secure communications for mobile military forces.

“The satellite joins MUOS-1, MUOS-2 and MUOS-3, launched respectively in 2012, 2013 and January 2015, and four required MUOS ground stations. MUOS-5, an on-orbit spare, also will be launched next year,”stated Lockheed Martin.

MUOS-4 is the penultimate satellite as part of the $7.3 billion, five satellite program slated to replace the 1990s-era Ultra High Frequency Follow-On (UFO) constellation. The new satellites promise ten times the transfer rates of the UFO net with speeds of up to 384 kbs. The fifth MUOS satellite that will function as a spare will launch sometime next year. The five MUOS satellites will plan to be used in conjunction with ground stations Hawaii, Italy, Western Australia and Chesapeake, Va.

For MUOS, Lockheed Martin is building on its proven record of providing progressively advanced spacecraft for protected, narrowband, and wideband military satellite communications. Lockheed Martin built the legacy Milstar protected communications satellites, as well as the Defense Satellite Communications Systems (DSCS) wideband communications spacecraft for the U.S. Air Force. Lockheed Martin is also the prime contractor on the U.S. Air Force’s Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) program, a next-generation military satellite communications system to deliver vastly improved global, survivable, highly secure, protected communications capabilities for strategic command and tactical warfighters operating on ground, sea and air platforms.

“The most dangerous part of a satellite’s life is launch and getting into orbit. I really want to thank our entire team whose hard work prepared MUOS-4 for this mission-critical event and the Atlas team who ultimately carried us safely to our transfer orbit,” said Iris Bombelyn, vice president of Narrowband Communications at Lockheed Martin. “We look forward to completing our on-orbit health checks and delivering this important asset to the U.S. Navy and these new capabilities to our mobile forces.”

While the network is well on its way, future radios that would use the constellation are far from settled.

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Although unmanned aircraft are typically not used to combat fires, Lockheed has just proved any doubters otherwise. This past week, Lockheed used its Stalker XE UAS drone to provide data and a precise location to an unmanned K-MAX cargo helicopter. By using an innovative dual-capability electro-optical infrared camera, the drone was able to work in tandem with the K-MAX helicopter to pinpoint fires and determine their intensity.

Most importantly, the drone able to complete the demonstration all while relaying updates to air traffic control. This singular capability is critical towards drones being able to fight fires in the real world, so this demonstration was a milestone for unmanned craft capabilities.

"This demonstration represents the path forward for flying UAS in the NAS using Flight Service-based UTM capabilities to extend the technology and systems that air traffic controllers know and understand," Transportation & Financial Solutions vice president Paul Engola said in a statement. "We were able to successfully modify the existing K-MAX and Stalker XE ground control software to connect to the UTM services and conduct the firefighting mission."

Unmanned firefighting air craft present a number of distinct advantages over manned aircraft including the ability to fly constantly and through low-visibility environments. With up to 8 hours of flight endurance, the STALKER XE drone has the potential to triple the amount of time firefighters on the ground are able to receive air support.

Although the unmanned K-Max helicopter platform has been used in military applications for several years, it has yet to catch on in a civilian capacity. However, Lockheed has high hopes for the unmanned K-Max as they are looking to apply it to firefighting, oil and gas, and even forestry. Look for unmanned aircraft to play an increasingly significant role in both military and civilian applications in the years to come.

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The United States Navy has recently made the decision to upgrade the Boeing EA-18G Growler with an updated datalink as well as various other systems which would enable the aircraft to locate vessels at a long distance without the use of a radar.

“This enhanced targeting capability provides our aircrews with a significant advantage, especially in an increasingly designs threat environment where longer-range targeting is critical to the fight,”

said Capt. David Kindley, the United States Navy F/A-18 and EA-18G program manager.

The new capabilities for the Growler were first announced last August by Naval officials, as they revealed an innovative development by utilizing modern techniques to offer electronic identification. Currently, the EA-18G already uses an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, the Raytheon APG-79, in order to identify targets at long-range. The major concern with the Raytheon APG-79 though, is that the use of that emitter exposes the aircraft to radar warning systems on the target’s aircraft, subsequently revealing the attack aircraft’s location.

“This long-range targeting technology is essential as we advance electronic attack capabilities for the conflicts of today and tomorrow,”

said Boeing’s vice president of the Boeing F/A-18 and Boeing EA-18G programs, Dan Gillian.

The Northrop Grumman ALQ-218, which are a set of wingtip-mounted electronic receivers, is an alternative option as this equipment uses a processing technique referred to as long baseline interferometry, in order to locate targets. Although this technology would keep the EA-18 electronically stealthy, it is only effective at short ranges. The United States Navy has recently been testing a newer system which would be equipped with high-bandwidth TTNT datalink in order to utilize a faster targeting processor with an open architecture.

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Thales Alenia Space announced that it has signed a contract with ARSAT Empresa Argentina de Soluciones Satelitales SA to supply the payload for its third geostationary telecom satellite manufactured in Argentina, ARSAT-3, as well as options for two additional payloads. The ARSAT-3 is slated to enter service in 2019, and will be positioned at 81 degrees west as a baseline. It will provide high speed data, Internet and television transmission services for South America while weighing about 3 tons at launch.

The payload will be fitted with 12 Ku-band and 8 Ka-band operative transponders and will offer a design life of 15 years. This contract once again confirms Thales Alenia Space’s relevant strategy to set up industrial partnerships, its ability to work with other space companies and adapt to the widely diverse technical characteristics of different platform designs. This is yet another reminder and reinforces our historical presence in Argentina: the Nahuel-1 satellite was also built by Thales Alenia Space.

Thales Alenia Space is the only manufacturer to have recorded orders for more than 220 telecommunications payloads, of which over half equip platforms developed by nine other satellite manufacturers. This clearly reflects Thales Alenia Space’s ability to work with industrial partners and adapt to the totally different technical characteristics of their platforms, while also efficiently dealing with cultural differences and geographical distances.

This contract once again confirms our leadership in the telecom payload market,

said Reynald Seznec, President and CEO of Thales Alenia Space.

We are very pleased to support both the growth of the operator ARSAT, and the emergence of a new national space industry player. Thanks to this contract, INVAP will extend its scope of expertise to the telecommunications.

As the European leader in satellite systems and a major player in orbital infrastructures, Thales Alenia Space is a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Finmeccanica (33%). Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio embody the two groups’ “Space Alliance.” Thales Alenia Space sets the global standard in solutions for space telecoms, radar and optical Earth observation, defense and security, navigation and science. The company, which achieved revenues of 2 billion euros in 2008, has a total of 7,200 employees located in 11 industrial sites in France, Italy, Spain and Belgium.

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Kaman Aerospace Group, a United States aerospace company, has recently announced that its MRO and Air Vehicles division has completed an agreement with Lectern Aviation Supplies Co., Ltd. (Lectern) of China. Kaman Aerospace has agreed to provide two manned K-MAX® heavy-lift utility helicopters in 2017. This order marks the introduction of the K-MAX® into China’s large and expanding aviation market, and represents the first order to be received from a Chinese customer. The initial two helicopters will be used by the China Department of Forestry in order to begin operations fighting fires.

The K-MAX® has proven itself worldwide as a very reliable, low-maintenance helicopter with high availability rates, attributes that will help meet China’s growing demand for a responsive, heavy-lift, utility helicopter,

said the director of sales at Lectern, Simon Lau.

The K-MAX® aircraft has been used all around the world for a variety of missions which require repetitive aerial lift capabilities, such as logging or firefighting. The United States Marine Corps supports two unmanned K-MAX® aircraft which were developed with Lockheed Martin. These aircraft successfully carried more than 4.5 million pounds of cargo for the United States Marine Corps in Afghanistan from 2011-2014 for thirty-three months. Additional unmanned humanitarian and firefighting missions are currently being developed and tested for the K-MAX® aircraft.

This agreement with Lectern represents the continued growth of confidence in the K-MAX® helicopter from customers around the world,

said the director of business development for K-MAX® Helicopter Programs at the Kaman Air Vehicles and MRO division, Terry Fogarty.

We are confident that customers in China will appreciate the reliability and high, hot performance of the K-MAX® helicopter demanded by firefighting missions. The Chinese market possesses significant market potential for the K-MAX and we are working to capitalize on these additional opportunities.

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