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Northstar Aerospace To Complete Development of Innovative Transmission For Apache Block III

Northstar Aerospace Inc.’s subsidiary, Northstar Aerospace (Canada) Inc. recently announced it received a four year, potential $26 million contract from Boeing [BA] to complete the development and flight certification of an innovative transmission that will be used in the Army’s Block III AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter modernization program. The contract provides for annual funding awards. […]

ACR Conducts UAV Command And Control Tests From Unique Navy Ship

Advanced Ceramics Research (ACR) has been testing two of its unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) from the Navy’s experimental test bed ship Stiletto to determine command and control capabilities and the ability to locate submerged mines. The two UAVs, Silver Fox, a rail-launched, 25-pound UAV that carries an Electro Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) camera, and Manta, a dual […]

MRAP Contractors Press For More Timely Information

By Jen DiMascio Makers of the multi-billion effort to manufacture vehicles that improve protection against improvised explosive devices last week called on the government to provide more timely information about the military’s needs and to make the emergency effort an official Pentagon program. The two leading manufacturers of military vehicles, BAE SYSTEMS and General Dynamics […]

ACR Conducts UAV Command And Control Tests From Unique Navy Ship

By Geoff Fein Advanced Ceramics Research (ACR) has been testing two of its unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) from the Navy’s experimental test bed ship Stiletto to determine command and control capabilities and the ability to locate submerged mines. The two UAVs, Silver Fox, a rail-launched, 25-pound UAV that carries an Electro Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) camera, and […]

Correction

A story in the Nov. 9 edition of Defense Daily incorrectly stated that John Thackrah served as the interim Navy acquisition chief between John Young and Delores Etter. He did not serve in that role.

Germany May Send Spacecraft To Orbit Moon

Germany may send an unmanned spacecraft to orbit the moon within five years, though no manned mission is planned at this time, DW-World.DE reported. No final decision has been made on whether the unmanned lunar probe actually will be launched by Germany, which also is a member of the European Space Agency (ESA). Germany would […]

Report Says Many Space Weapons Systems Would Carry Huge Cost

But Some Systems Might Be Cost-Effective For Limited Missions Placing weapons in space or installing systems in orbit to defend space assets such as satellites from attack could be inordinately expensive, according to a report from the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA). Price tags for various types of systems could range from the […]

EADS Reels From Profit To Loss On Military Plane Woes

Giant European Contractor Loses Hope Of Profit This Year European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co. [EAD], the giant European defense contractor and maker of commercial airliners, plunged to a crushing $705 million loss in the first nine months of this year, from an $867 million profit in the nine months last year. EADS also dropped […]