Category Archives: Industry News

UAVs and robotics move into Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO)
Technological innovations are changing inspections, parts stocking and repairs Airframe, engine and component OEMs are constantly trying to make their products last longer in service, be more reliable, require less-frequent maintenance and be easier to maintain. Much of the new best-practice maintenance...
Norway Plans 2016 Hybrid Rocket Flight Test
Norway-based aerospace and defense company Nammo plans to conduct the first suborbital test flight, in 2016, of a hybrid motor aimed initially at powering next-generation sounding rockets and ultimately larger orbital launcher systems. Working with the Norwegian Andoya Space Center, Nammo is...
UAV Milestone: First Autonomous Aerial Refuelling
The X-47B successfully conducted the first ever Autonomous Aerial Refuelling (AAR) of an unmanned aircraft April 22, completing the final test objective under the Navy’s Unmanned Combat Air System demonstration programme. While flying off the coast of Maryland and Virginia in the...
Germany and France Agree on HALE project
Germany and France are to team up to develop military drones that would initially be used for battlefield surveillance, but could later be armed, the two nations’ leaders said in Berlin on Tuesday. Italy will also participate in the project which is to be...
AUSA 2014
Held every October in Washington, D.C., the AUSA Annual Meeting is the largest landpower exposition and professional development forum in North America. The Annual Meeting consists of informative presentations, panel discussions on pertinent military and national security subjects, workshops and important AUSA...