HACM contract winners see opportunities for producing less expensive hypersonics at higher rates
Raytheon Technologies and its industry partner Northrop Grumman have been tapped to develop a new air-launched Hypersonic Attack Cruise Missile (HACM) for the Air Force.
Raytheon tapped to develop Air Force’s Hypersonic Attack Cruise Missile
Raytheon beat out Lockheed Martin and Boeing for the down-select for the HACM program. The companies had each done preliminary design work before the contract award to Raytheon was announced Thursday.
AFSOC adding new electronic warfare capabilities, other weapons to C-130s
Air Force Special Operations Command plans to add a variety of weapons to its C-130 transport aircraft as it looks for innovative ways to use its legacy platforms.
Air Force, Northrop Grumman slated to unveil new B-21 stealth bomber in early December
Air Force officials have disclosed few details about the Raider, which is expected to be stealthy and capable of penetrating advanced enemy air defenses.
Air Force organizing new electronic warfare 'sprint'
Following several organizational changes within the Air Force in the last three years, it will be conducting a sprint to examine gaps and resources needed to achieve superiority in the electromagnetic spectrum.
Pacific Air Forces working through operating concepts for robotic wingmen
The Air Force plans to field new drones, or “collaborative combat aircraft,” to serve as force multipliers and keep pilots out of harm’s way.
Army issues awards for next phase of aerial sensor intelligence modernization
The Army awarded L3Harris and Raytheon phase 2 OTA contracts to develop sensors for the Multi-Domain Sensing System, and eventually, the High Accuracy Detection and Exploitation System (HADES).
Army moving out on new short range and long-range electronic warfare platforms
The Army is planning a critical operational test next year for its first brigade signals intelligence and jamming platform, with designs for a larger such system being bid by two companies.
Air Force sees opportunities to scale production of drones, software for wars of attrition
There has long been concern about the ability to replace equipment losses during a large-scale conventional war. A senior Air Force official believes autonomous systems and software could be part of the solution.
Air Force considering wide range of options to team robotic wingmen with other platforms
The Air Force plans to develop “collaborative combat aircraft” in the coming years and link them with crewed systems.