State Dept. approves sale of F-35 to UAE | Air Force Lab asks Lockheed to build palletized munition | Boeing to retain US assembly for Canadian Super Hornet
October 30, 2020
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The US State Department has approved the sale of up to 50 F-35 fighter aircraft to the United Arab Emirates. The deal is valued at $10.4 billion.
Full Story: Defense News (10/29) 
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Defense
Lockheed Martin is developing a palletized munitions system for the US Air Force under a contract from the Air Force Research Lab. A flight demonstration using the new system is planned for next year.
Full Story: Defense News (10/29) 
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Boeing has confirmed that, if selected by Canada to supply fighter jets, final assembly of its F/A-18 Block III Super Hornets would happen in St. Louis. Canada's $11 billion Future Fighter Capability Project is weighing options for the acquisition of 88 fighter jets, including the Lockheed Martin F-35 and Saab Gripen E.
Full Story: Jane's Information Group (10/29) 
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The Chilean Air Force's fleet of Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk helicopters have been a key part of the country's coronavirus response, with the fleet used for patient transport when hospitals reached capacity.
Full Story: Jane's Information Group (10/29) 
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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has been named the prime contractor to oversee development of Japan's domestically produced fighter jet. Japan is investing $40 billion to develop its own jet, with plans to field the aircraft in the 2030s.
Full Story: Reuters (10/29) 
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Civil Aviation
Honeywell has tapped Ansys to support Honeywell's digital transformation and process improvement initiative. "This work with Ansys will improve efficiencies, reduce costs and help our customers get the products they need quicker," said Honeywell's Suresh Venkatarayalu. Read more for Ansys newsroom.
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Embraer has released a conceptual rendering of a new turboprop aircraft as the company confirms publicly that it is seeking partners for the new plane's development.
Full Story: FlightGlobal (U.K.) (10/30) 
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Space
Samples of the asteroid Bennu have been locked away in the OSIRIS-REx collection chamber as the NASA mission attempts to return the samples to Earth in 2023. "This achievement by OSIRIS-REx on behalf of NASA and the world has lifted our vision to the higher things we can achieve together, as teams and nations," said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.
Full Story: Spaceflight Now (10/29) 
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A Chinese probe is on track to reach Mars this coming May, as spacecraft from the US and the United Arab Emirates also make their way to the Red Planet.
Full Story: Reuters (10/29) 
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