HACM Partnership. Under the more than $985 million contract the U.S. Air Force awarded to Raytheon Technologies last week for the Hypersonic Attack Cruise Missile (HACM), Northrop Grumman is to continue its partnership with Raytheon to build scramjet engines for HACM. Northrop Grumman said it has ...

A Pentagon decision on the future path for the F-35 engine may come this year. Raytheon Technologies‘ [RTX] Pratt & Whitney F135 equips the Lockheed Martin [LMT] F-35 fighter, but the F-35 program has said that the fighter will need a new or significantly upgraded engine with improved ...

The Remote Vision System 2.0 (RVS 2.0) for the Boeing [BA] KC-46A Pegasus tanker will likely have a fielding delay of less than a year, Air Force acquisition chief Andrew Hunter said on Sept. 20. “As we were doing the critical design review [CDR] on RVS 2.0, there were some changes that were ...

L3Harris [LHX] and Embraer [ERJ] are pitching the KC-390 Millenium tactical tanker for U.S. Air Force helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. The plane, which would have multiple refueling options, including a boom and a remote system, could offload 75,000 pounds of fuel and take off on a 5,000 foot ...

Wargame Ship Size. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday this week said naval wargames analysis is pushing the service to have fewer large surface combatants like destroyers  and more smaller vessels like the upcoming Constellation-class guided-missile frigate. “So the trends that we’ ...